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Three Painful Truths About Social Media

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Democracy, January 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 742)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
blogs
1 blog
policy
3 policy sources
twitter
256 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages
wikipedia
1 Wikipedia page
googleplus
2 Google+ users

Citations

dimensions_citation
39 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
43 Mendeley
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Title
Three Painful Truths About Social Media
Published in
Journal of Democracy, January 2019
DOI 10.1353/jod.2019.0002
Authors

Ronald J. Deibert

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 43 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 8 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 12%
Student > Master 4 9%
Researcher 3 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 12 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 15 35%
Arts and Humanities 3 7%
Computer Science 3 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 5%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 3 7%
Unknown 16 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 238. 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 February 2022.
All research outputs
#111,368
of 21,252,842 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Democracy
#4
of 742 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,202
of 419,922 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Democracy
#2
of 55 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,252,842 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 742 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 15.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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