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Legitimating a platform: evidence of journalists’ role in transferring authority to Twitter

Overview of attention for article published in Information, Communication & Society, January 2021
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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 (87th percentile)

Mentioned by

twitter
88 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
1 Redditor

Readers on

mendeley
8 Mendeley
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Title
Legitimating a platform: evidence of journalists’ role in transferring authority to Twitter
Published in
Information, Communication & Society, January 2021
DOI 10.1080/1369118x.2021.1874037
Authors

Logan Molyneux, Shannon C. McGregor

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 88 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 8 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 8 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 50%
Student > Master 3 38%
Researcher 1 13%
Professor 1 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 6 75%
Arts and Humanities 2 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 61. 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 02 March 2021.
All research outputs
#408,575
of 17,121,505 outputs
Outputs from Information, Communication & Society
#56
of 1,278 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,777
of 252,489 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Information, Communication & Society
#3
of 16 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,121,505 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,278 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 14.8. 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 252,489 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 16 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its contemporaries.