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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 (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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2 news outlets
twitter
105 tweeters
reddit
3 Redditors

Citations

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16 Dimensions

Readers on

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57 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 57 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 57 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 26%
Researcher 9 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Professor 3 5%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 10 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 24 42%
Arts and Humanities 5 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 7%
Psychology 3 5%
Computer Science 3 5%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 14 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 90. 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 December 2021.
All research outputs
#327,245
of 20,072,700 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#86
of 1,833 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#10,730
of 316,037 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#2
of 28 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 20,072,700 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 1,833 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 21.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% 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 316,037 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 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 28 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.