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Following science on social media: The effects of humor and source likability

Overview of attention for article published in Public Understanding of Science, January 2021
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  • Average Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source

Mentioned by

twitter
7 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
4 Mendeley
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Title
Following science on social media: The effects of humor and source likability
Published in
Public Understanding of Science, January 2021
DOI 10.1177/0963662520986942
Pubmed ID
Authors

Sara K. Yeo, Michael A. Cacciatore, Leona Yi-Fan Su, Meaghan McKasy, Liane O’Neill

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 4 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 2 50%
Other 1 25%
Professor 1 25%
Unspecified 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 1 25%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 25%
Social Sciences 1 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 25%
Chemistry 1 25%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. 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 23 January 2021.
All research outputs
#5,120,913
of 17,043,172 outputs
Outputs from Public Understanding of Science
#510
of 894 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#91,632
of 245,751 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Public Understanding of Science
#10
of 15 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,043,172 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 69th percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 894 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 15.8. This one is in the 40th percentile – i.e., 40% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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 245,751 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 62% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 15 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 40th percentile – i.e., 40% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.