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What makes a video go viral? An analysis of emotional contagion and Internet memes

Overview of attention for article published in Computers in Human Behavior, November 2013
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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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
twitter
22 tweeters
googleplus
1 Google+ user
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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42 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
255 Mendeley
Title
What makes a video go viral? An analysis of emotional contagion and Internet memes
Published in
Computers in Human Behavior, November 2013
DOI 10.1016/j.chb.2013.04.016
Authors

Rosanna E. Guadagno, Daniel M. Rempala, Shannon Murphy, Bradley M. Okdie

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
United States 4 2%
Malaysia 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 235 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 61 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 49 19%
Student > Bachelor 49 19%
Professor 17 7%
Researcher 16 6%
Other 63 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 68 27%
Business, Management and Accounting 39 15%
Psychology 33 13%
Arts and Humanities 25 10%
Computer Science 22 9%
Other 68 27%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 51. 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 29 August 2018.
All research outputs
#285,279
of 12,361,817 outputs
Outputs from Computers in Human Behavior
#162
of 2,916 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#4,026
of 153,036 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Computers in Human Behavior
#8
of 62 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,361,817 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 2,916 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 62 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its contemporaries.