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Upvoting extremism: Collective identity formation and the extreme right on Reddit

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, September 2020
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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 (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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9 news outlets
twitter
89 tweeters
reddit
3 Redditors

Citations

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37 Dimensions

Readers on

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77 Mendeley
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Title
Upvoting extremism: Collective identity formation and the extreme right on Reddit
Published in
New Media & Society, September 2020
DOI 10.1177/1461444820958123
Authors

Tiana Gaudette, Ryan Scrivens, Garth Davies, Richard Frank

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 77 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 77 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 17%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Researcher 9 12%
Professor 4 5%
Other 7 9%
Unknown 21 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 28 36%
Arts and Humanities 5 6%
Psychology 5 6%
Computer Science 5 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 4%
Other 6 8%
Unknown 25 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 130. 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 June 2022.
All research outputs
#262,758
of 22,601,066 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#69
of 2,030 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,923
of 323,354 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#2
of 30 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,601,066 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 2,030 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 22.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% 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 323,354 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 97% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 30 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 96% of its contemporaries.