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To Tweet or Not to Tweet—a Review of the Viral Power of Twitter for Infectious Diseases

Overview of attention for article published in Current Infectious Disease Reports, April 2020
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About this Attention Score

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 459)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
115 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page

Citations

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15 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
79 Mendeley
Title
To Tweet or Not to Tweet—a Review of the Viral Power of Twitter for Infectious Diseases
Published in
Current Infectious Disease Reports, April 2020
DOI 10.1007/s11908-020-00723-0
Authors

Ravina Kullar, Debra A. Goff, Timothy P. Gauthier, Tara C. Smith

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 115 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 79 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 16%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 9%
Student > Bachelor 5 6%
Student > Postgraduate 5 6%
Other 16 20%
Unknown 23 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 14 18%
Social Sciences 7 9%
Computer Science 5 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 5%
Other 18 23%
Unknown 26 33%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 71. 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 September 2020.
All research outputs
#445,872
of 20,832,759 outputs
Outputs from Current Infectious Disease Reports
#2
of 459 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#13,330
of 294,449 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Current Infectious Disease Reports
#1
of 3 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,832,759 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 459 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a little more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 5.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% 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 294,449 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 3 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has scored higher than all of them