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What’s New about Whatsapp for News? A Mixed-Method Study on News Outlets’ Strategies for Using WhatsApp

Overview of attention for article published in Digital Journalism, November 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 (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (86th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
1 news outlet
blogs
1 blog
twitter
16 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
2 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
22 Mendeley
Title
What’s New about Whatsapp for News? A Mixed-Method Study on News Outlets’ Strategies for Using WhatsApp
Published in
Digital Journalism, November 2019
DOI 10.1080/21670811.2019.1692685
Authors

Karin Boczek, Lars Koppers

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 27%
Professor 4 18%
Researcher 3 14%
Student > Bachelor 2 9%
Lecturer 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 2 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 10 45%
Arts and Humanities 4 18%
Linguistics 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 5%
Psychology 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 3 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 27. 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 03 April 2020.
All research outputs
#750,224
of 15,371,078 outputs
Outputs from Digital Journalism
#93
of 495 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#28,700
of 354,787 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Digital Journalism
#4
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,371,078 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 495 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 16.6. This one has done well, scoring higher than 81% 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 354,787 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 91% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 29 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.