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A geospatial infodemic: Mapping Twitter conspiracy theories of COVID-19

Overview of attention for article published in Dialogues in Human Geography, June 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 235)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (79th percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
31 tweeters

Citations

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7 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
87 Mendeley
Title
A geospatial infodemic: Mapping Twitter conspiracy theories of COVID-19
Published in
Dialogues in Human Geography, June 2020
DOI 10.1177/2043820620935683
Authors

Monica Stephens

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 31 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 87 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 87 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 15%
Researcher 12 14%
Student > Bachelor 11 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 5%
Other 15 17%
Unknown 17 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 21 24%
Psychology 9 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 8%
Computer Science 7 8%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 5%
Other 18 21%
Unknown 21 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 29. 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 29 March 2021.
All research outputs
#855,884
of 17,575,102 outputs
Outputs from Dialogues in Human Geography
#16
of 235 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,441
of 294,807 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Dialogues in Human Geography
#9
of 43 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,575,102 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 235 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 8.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 43 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 79% of its contemporaries.