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"Facts, Not Fear": Negotiating Uncertainty on Social Media During the 2014 Ebola Crisis

Overview of attention for article published in Science Communication, June 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (77th percentile)
  • Above-average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (55th percentile)

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1 policy source
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6 tweeters

Citations

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Readers on

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105 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
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Title
"Facts, Not Fear": Negotiating Uncertainty on Social Media During the 2014 Ebola Crisis
Published in
Science Communication, June 2016
DOI 10.1177/1075547016655546
Authors

Kajsa E. Dalrymple, Rachel Young, Melissa Tully

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Italy 1 <1%
Unknown 102 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 27%
Student > Master 14 13%
Researcher 13 12%
Unspecified 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Other 28 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 34 32%
Computer Science 25 24%
Unspecified 19 18%
Business, Management and Accounting 15 14%
Arts and Humanities 3 3%
Other 9 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 13 December 2016.
All research outputs
#1,693,428
of 11,136,055 outputs
Outputs from Science Communication
#113
of 346 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#58,804
of 266,427 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science Communication
#4
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 11,136,055 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 84th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 346 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.5. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 67% of its peers.
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