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Activity, content, contributors, and influencers of the twitter discussion on urologic oncology

Overview of attention for article published in Urologic Oncology, September 2016
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16 tweeters

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Title
Activity, content, contributors, and influencers of the twitter discussion on urologic oncology
Published in
Urologic Oncology, September 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.urolonc.2016.02.021
Pubmed ID
Authors

Hendrik Borgmann, Stacy Loeb, Johannes Salem, Christian Thomas, Axel Haferkamp, Declan G. Murphy, Igor Tsaur

Abstract

To analyse the activity, content, contributors, and influencers of the Twitter discussion on urologic oncology. We performed a comprehensive quantitative and qualitative Twitter analysis for the hashtags #prostatecancer, #bladdercancer, #kidneycancer, and #testicularcancer. Symplur was used to analyse activity over different time periods and the top influencers of the Twitter discussion. Tweet Archivist and Twitonomy analysis tools were used to assess characteristics of content and contributors. Twitter discussion on urologic oncology in 2014 contained 100,987 tweets created by 39,326 participants. Mean monthly tweet activity was 6,603±2,183 for #prostatecancer, 866±923 for #testicularcancer, 457±477 for #bladdercancer and 401±504 for #kidneycancer. Twitter activity increased by 41% in 2013 and by 122% in 2014. The content analysis detected awareness, cancer, and risk as frequently mentioned words in urologic oncology tweets. Prevalently used related hashtags were the general hashtag #cancer, awareness hashtags, and the respective cancer/urology tag ontology hashtags. Contributors originated from 41 countries on 6 continents and had a mean of 5,864±4,747 followers. They tweeted from platforms on exclusively mobile devices (39%) more frequently than from desktop devices (29%). Health care organizations accounted for 58% of the top influencers in all cancers. The largest proportion of physicians were among the #prostatecancer and #kidneycancer (each 9%) influencers and individual contributors were most frequent in the discussion on #kidneycancer (57%) and #testicularcancer (50%). There is a significant and growing activity in the Twitter discussion on urologic oncology, particularly on #prostatecancer. The Twitter discussion is global, social, and mobile, and merits attention of stakeholders in health care as a promising communication tool.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Unknown 45 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 9 20%
Other 6 13%
Student > Master 6 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 11%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Other 16 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 33%
Unspecified 13 28%
Computer Science 3 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Other 9 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 19 February 2019.
All research outputs
#1,960,823
of 13,385,708 outputs
Outputs from Urologic Oncology
#110
of 952 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#50,233
of 264,915 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Urologic Oncology
#3
of 30 outputs
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