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Social media engagement amongst 2017 colorectal surgery Tripartite Meeting attendees: updates on contemporary social media use

Overview of attention for article published in Colorectal Disease, May 2018
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Title
Social media engagement amongst 2017 colorectal surgery Tripartite Meeting attendees: updates on contemporary social media use
Published in
Colorectal Disease, May 2018
DOI 10.1111/codi.14058
Pubmed ID
Authors

F. C. Hong, P. Devine, J. J. McDonald, K. Cologne, R. R. W. Brady

Abstract

Social Media (SM) engagement by medical professionals is increasing. Variation is noted in engagement between SM platforms and between surgical specialties and geographical regions. We aim to study SM engagement by colorectal surgeons attending an international conference. Surgeons were identified from the delegate list of the 2017 Annual meeting of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and Tripartite Meeting (Seattle, Washington, USA). Delegates were searched on Twitter and LinkedIn for the presence of a matching profile. SM presence, activity, gender and geographical region were analysed. 270 (13.2%) surgeons had Twitter accounts, 994 (44.3%) had LinkedIn profiles. UK surgeons were more likely to be on Twitter than surgeons from elsewhere (23.4% vs 12.7%, p = 0.0072). Significant variation in social media membership between each geographical region was noted, with usage rates for Twitter of 18.1% Europe, 14.4% North America, 12.9% South America, 4.3% Oceania, 3.7% Asia, 0% Africa. A similar picture for LinkedIn is seen. The #ASCRS17 meeting saw the highest participation of users to date (979 participants, over 7,000 individual tweets, and nearly 14 million impressions). SM engagement by colorectal surgeons continues to increase. Significant geographical variation is noted, suggesting SM's unique potential in education and networking may not yet be widely appreciated globally. Future work should include further analysis into tweet contents to gain insights and optimise the use of SM as educational adjuncts. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 10 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 2 20%
Student > Master 2 20%
Student > Postgraduate 2 20%
Other 1 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 10%
Other 2 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 40%
Unspecified 2 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 10%
Computer Science 1 10%
Decision Sciences 1 10%
Other 1 10%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 30 August 2018.
All research outputs
#502,144
of 12,635,771 outputs
Outputs from Colorectal Disease
#65
of 1,265 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,232
of 273,522 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Colorectal Disease
#6
of 48 outputs
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