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Social media news deserts: Digital inequalities and incidental news exposure on social media platforms

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, November 2021
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (71st percentile)

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1 blog

Readers on

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7 Mendeley
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Title
Social media news deserts: Digital inequalities and incidental news exposure on social media platforms
Published in
New Media & Society, November 2021
DOI 10.1177/14614448211059529
Authors

Matthew Barnidge, Michael A Xenos

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 7 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 7 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 3 43%
Researcher 1 14%
Other 1 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 3 43%
Arts and Humanities 2 29%
Design 1 14%
Unknown 1 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 01 December 2021.
All research outputs
#4,969,838
of 19,862,278 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#1,015
of 1,822 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,608
of 347,172 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#20
of 25 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,862,278 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 74th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,822 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.2. This one is in the 43rd percentile – i.e., 43% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 347,172 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 71% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 25 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 24th percentile – i.e., 24% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.