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Substantial utilization of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram in the prostate cancer community

Overview of attention for article published in World Journal of Urology, March 2018
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32 tweeters

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Title
Substantial utilization of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram in the prostate cancer community
Published in
World Journal of Urology, March 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00345-018-2254-2
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Authors

J. P. Struck, F. Siegel, M. W. Kramer, I. Tsaur, A. Heidenreich, A. Haferkamp, A. S. Merseburger, J. Salem, H. Borgmann

Abstract

To measure the usage rate of social media (SoMe) resources in the prostate cancer community, we performed a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessment of SoMe activity on the topic of PCa on the four most frequented platforms. We scanned the SoMe platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram for "prostate cancer" as a cross-sectional analysis or during a defined time period. Sources were included if their communication centered on PCa by title and content. We assessed activity measurements for each SoMe source and classified the sources into six functional categories. We identified 99 PCa-related Facebook groups that amassed 31,262 members and 90 Facebook pages with 283,996 "likes". On YouTube, we found 536 PCa videos accounting for 43,966,634 views, 52,655 likes, 8597 dislikes, and 12,393 comments. During a 1-year time period, 32,537 users generated 110,971 tweets on #ProstateCancer on Twitter, providing over 544 million impressions. During a 1-month time period, 638 contributors posted 1081 posts on Instagram, generating over 22,000 likes and 4,748,159 impressions. Among six functional categories, general information/support dominated the SoMe landscape on all SoMe platforms. SoMe activity on the topic of PCa on the four most frequented platforms is high. Facebook groups, YouTube videos, and Twitter tweets are mainly used for giving general information on PCa and education. High SoMe utilization in the PCa community underlines its future role for communication of PCa.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 27%
Researcher 2 13%
Unspecified 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Other 3 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 3 20%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 13%
Psychology 1 7%
Other 3 20%

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 29 November 2018.
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#474,737
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Outputs of similar age from World Journal of Urology
#2
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