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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 25% 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 (82nd percentile)

Mentioned by

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

Citations

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5 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
32 Mendeley
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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 32 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 25%
Lecturer 4 13%
Professor 4 13%
Researcher 3 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 16 50%
Arts and Humanities 5 16%
Linguistics 2 6%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 3%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 6 19%

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 07 October 2020.
All research outputs
#819,852
of 16,205,901 outputs
Outputs from Digital Journalism
#105
of 536 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,920
of 384,003 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Digital Journalism
#5
of 29 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,205,901 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 94th percentile: it's in the top 10% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 536 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 16.5. This one has done well, scoring higher than 80% of its peers.
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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 82% of its contemporaries.