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Can we blame social media for polarization? Counter-evidence against filter bubble claims during the COVID-19 pandemic

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, June 2022
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

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28 tweeters
reddit
4 Redditors

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Title
Can we blame social media for polarization? Counter-evidence against filter bubble claims during the COVID-19 pandemic
Published in
New Media & Society, June 2022
DOI 10.1177/14614448221099591
Authors

S Mo Jones-Jang, Myojung Chung

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 14 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 29%
Researcher 3 21%
Unspecified 2 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Other 1 7%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 8 57%
Unspecified 2 14%
Psychology 1 7%
Computer Science 1 7%
Unknown 2 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. 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 July 2022.
All research outputs
#1,599,772
of 21,611,134 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#483
of 1,956 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,325
of 305,485 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#7
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,611,134 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 92nd percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,956 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.3. This one has done well, scoring higher than 75% 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 305,485 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 90% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 29 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its contemporaries.