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Does Godwin’s law (rule of Nazi analogies) apply in observable reality? An empirical study of selected words in 199 million Reddit posts

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, December 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
73 tweeters
wikipedia
2 Wikipedia pages
reddit
3 Redditors

Readers on

mendeley
3 Mendeley
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Title
Does Godwin’s law (rule of Nazi analogies) apply in observable reality? An empirical study of selected words in 199 million Reddit posts
Published in
New Media & Society, December 2021
DOI 10.1177/14614448211062070
Authors

Gabriele Fariello, Dariusz Jemielniak, Adam Sulkowski

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 3 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 33%
Lecturer 1 33%
Student > Master 1 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 2 67%
Arts and Humanities 1 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 63. 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 20 November 2022.
All research outputs
#559,632
of 22,557,763 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#161
of 2,020 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#17,958
of 518,776 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#6
of 38 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,557,763 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 2,020 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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 518,776 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 38 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its contemporaries.