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Tweeting the Meeting: Twitter Use at The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting 2013–2016

Overview of attention for article published in Annals of Surgical Oncology, July 2016
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20 news outlets
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221 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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21 Dimensions

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23 Mendeley
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Title
Tweeting the Meeting: Twitter Use at The American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting 2013–2016
Published in
Annals of Surgical Oncology, July 2016
DOI 10.1245/s10434-016-5406-x
Pubmed ID
Authors

Attai, Deanna J, Radford, Diane M, Cowher, Michael S, Deanna J. Attai, Diane M. Radford, Michael S. Cowher

Abstract

Twitter social media is being used to disseminate medical meeting information. Meeting attendees and other interested parties have the ability to follow and participate in conversations related to meeting content. We analyzed Twitter activity generated from the 2013-2016 American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meetings. The Symplur Signals database was used to determine number of tweets, tweets per user, and impressions for each meeting. The number of unique physicians, patients/caregivers/advocates, and industry participants was determined. Physician tweeters were cross-referenced with membership and attendance rosters. Tweet transcripts were analyzed for content and tweets were categorized as either scientific, social, administrative, industry promotion, or irrelevant. From 2013 to 2016, the number of tweets increased by 600 %, the number of Twitter users increased by 450 %, and the number of physician tweeters increased by 457 %. The number of impressions (tweets × followers) increased from more than 3.5 million to almost 20.5 million, an increase of 469 %. The majority of tweets were informative (70-80 %); social tweets ranged from 13 to 23 %. A small percentage (3-6 %) of tweets were related to administrative matters. There were very few industry or irrelevant tweets. Twitter social media use at the American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meeting showed a substantial increase during the time period evaluated. The use of Twitter during professional meetings is a tremendous opportunity to share information. The authors feel that medical conference organizers should encourage Twitter participation and should be educating attendees on the proper use of Twitter.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 17%
Austria 1 4%
Unknown 18 78%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 22%
Other 5 22%
Researcher 4 17%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 13%
Student > Master 2 9%
Other 4 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 48%
Computer Science 2 9%
Social Sciences 2 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 9%
Unspecified 2 9%
Other 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 291. 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 15 April 2018.
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#33,666
of 12,115,902 outputs
Outputs from Annals of Surgical Oncology
#12
of 2,811 outputs
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#1,815
of 267,191 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Annals of Surgical Oncology
#1
of 148 outputs
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