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Qualitative Twitter analysis of participants, tweet strategies, and tweet content at a major urologic conference

Overview of attention for article published in Canadian Urological Association Journal, January 2016
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Title
Qualitative Twitter analysis of participants, tweet strategies, and tweet content at a major urologic conference
Published in
Canadian Urological Association Journal, January 2016
DOI 10.5489/cuaj.3322
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Authors

Borgmann, Hendrik, Woelm, Jan-Henning, Merseburger, Axel, Nestler, Tim, Salem, Johannes, Brandt, Maximilian P, Haferkamp, Axel, Loeb, Stacy, Hendrik Borgmann, Jan-Henning Woelm, Axel Merseburger, Tim Nestler, Johannes Salem, Maximilian P. Brandt, Axel Haferkamp, Stacy Loeb

Abstract

The microblogging social media platform Twitter is increasingly being adopted in the urologic field. We aimed to analyze participants, tweet strategies, and tweet content of the Twitter discussion at a urologic conference. A comprehensive analysis of the Twitter activity at the European Association of Urology Congress 2013 (#eau2013) was performed, including characteristics of user profiles, engagement and popularity measurements, characteristics and timing of tweets, and content analysis. Of 218 Twitter contributors, doctors (45%) were the most frequent, ahead of associations (15%), companies (10%), and journals (3%). However, journals had the highest tweet/participant rate (22 tweets/participant), profile activity (median: 1177, total tweets, 1805 followers, 979 following), and profile popularity (follower/following ratio: 2.1; retweet rank percentile: 96%). Links in a profile were associated with higher engagement (p<0.0001) and popularity (p<0.0001). Of 1572 tweets, 57% were original tweets, 71% contained mentions, 20% contained links, and 25% included pictures. The majority of tweets (88%) were during conference hours, with an average of 24.7 tweets/hour and a peak activity of 71 tweets/hour. Overall, 59% of tweets were informative, led by the topics uro-oncology (21%), urologic research (21%), and urotechnology (12%). Limitations include the analysis of a single conference analysis, assessment of global profile and not domain-specific activity, and the rapid evolution in Twitter-using habits. Results of this single conference qualitative analysis are promising for an enrichment of the scientific discussions at urologic conferences through the use of Twitter.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
Brazil 1 2%
Greece 1 2%
Unknown 41 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 30%
Student > Master 7 16%
Researcher 5 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 5 11%
Unknown 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Computer Science 9 20%
Social Sciences 7 16%
Engineering 6 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 11%
Unspecified 3 7%
Other 7 16%
Unknown 7 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. 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 12 July 2016.
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#2,398,490
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Outputs from Canadian Urological Association Journal
#47
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of 286,281 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Canadian Urological Association Journal
#1
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