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History of Social Media in Surgery

Overview of attention for article published in Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, September 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#32 of 160)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (78th percentile)
  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

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14 tweeters

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Title
History of Social Media in Surgery
Published in
Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery, September 2017
DOI 10.1055/s-0037-1604250
Pubmed ID
Authors

Heather J. Logghe, Cedrek L. McFadden, Natalie J. Tully, Christian Jones

Abstract

In many ways, the history of surgeons on Twitter echoes the initial resistance and ultimate mass adoption of laparoscopic surgery that led to the field of minimally invasive surgery. At its inception, social media was similarly met with skepticism and concerns of threats to professionalism. Despite these concerns, numerous surgeons and other physicians pioneered the use of social media to establish a virtual medical community and share scientific knowledge regarding a variety of topics including medical conferences, journal publications, and more. After these initial successes, surgeons' views have evolved, leading to mass adoption of social media and participation on Twitter as a means of professional networking and dissemination of science. This article chronicles that history.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Researcher 2 13%
Other 4 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 8 53%
Unspecified 4 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 7%
Decision Sciences 1 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 16 October 2017.
All research outputs
#1,755,368
of 11,991,714 outputs
Outputs from Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
#32
of 160 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,590
of 270,555 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Clinics in Colon and Rectal Surgery
#6
of 11 outputs
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