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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
160 tweeters

Citations

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32 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
100 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

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 160 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 100 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 100 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 22%
Student > Master 20 20%
Researcher 11 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Professor 5 5%
Other 15 15%
Unknown 21 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 41 41%
Psychology 6 6%
Computer Science 6 6%
Unspecified 5 5%
Linguistics 3 3%
Other 10 10%
Unknown 29 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 117. 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 06 April 2022.
All research outputs
#262,523
of 21,181,573 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Communication
#52
of 1,200 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,897
of 282,468 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Communication
#2
of 12 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,181,573 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 1,200 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
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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.