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Getting Started: A Social Media Primer

Overview of attention for article published in Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, September 2017
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  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (62nd percentile)

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4 tweeters

Citations

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Readers on

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Title
Getting Started: A Social Media Primer
Published in
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, September 2017
DOI 10.1055/s-0037-1604249
Pubmed ID
Authors

Dalya Ferguson, Lillian Kao, Dalya M. Ferguson, Lillian S. Kao

Abstract

Social media use has increased both in the general public and in the surgical profession. A variety of social media platforms have been used, with Twitter being one of the most common and interactive platforms. Common uses by surgeons and scientists for social media include dissemination of information, information exchange, education, research recruitment, community consultation for clinical trials, and hospital or surgeon ratings. As social media use increases, a new language as well as metrics has been developed to track impact and reach of research incorporating social media platforms. All surgeons should be encouraged to familiarize themselves with social media, regardless of whether or not they choose to actively engage in it.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 12 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 33%
Professor 2 17%
Student > Master 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Other 3 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 6 50%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 17%
Computer Science 1 8%
Psychology 1 8%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Other 1 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 05 December 2017.
All research outputs
#6,240,828
of 12,253,439 outputs
Outputs from Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
#75
of 161 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#99,715
of 269,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
#9
of 11 outputs
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