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Brevity is the Soul of Twitter: The Constraint Affordance and Political Discussion

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Communication, July 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 (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

Mentioned by

news
2 news outlets
twitter
156 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
84 Mendeley
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Title
Brevity is the Soul of Twitter: The Constraint Affordance and Political Discussion
Published in
Journal of Communication, July 2019
DOI 10.1093/joc/jqz023
Authors

Kokil Jaidka, Alvin Zhou, Yphtach Lelkes

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 84 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 84 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 20 24%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 20%
Researcher 10 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 7%
Professor 5 6%
Other 8 10%
Unknown 18 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 37 44%
Computer Science 6 7%
Psychology 6 7%
Linguistics 2 2%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Other 6 7%
Unknown 25 30%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 114. 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 08 January 2022.
All research outputs
#251,491
of 20,023,934 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Communication
#51
of 1,173 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,933
of 278,808 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Communication
#1
of 12 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,023,934 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,173 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.4. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% 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 278,808 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 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 12 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its contemporaries.