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The curiosity effect: Information seeking in the contemporary news environment

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, August 2019
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
3 blogs
twitter
71 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
43 Mendeley
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Title
The curiosity effect: Information seeking in the contemporary news environment
Published in
New Media & Society, August 2019
DOI 10.1177/1461444819863408
Authors

Joshua M Scacco, Ashley Muddiman

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 43 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 30%
Student > Master 7 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 7%
Other 8 19%
Unknown 5 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 42%
Business, Management and Accounting 5 12%
Computer Science 4 9%
Linguistics 3 7%
Psychology 2 5%
Other 6 14%
Unknown 5 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 62. 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 09 July 2020.
All research outputs
#486,507
of 19,965,580 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#136
of 1,827 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,426
of 278,109 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#6
of 36 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 19,965,580 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,827 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 278,109 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 36 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 86% of its contemporaries.