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Poster by Katrin Weller & Cornelius Puschmann. Presented at Web Science Conference 2011, Koblenz, Germany. June 2011.

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  • Twitter for Scientific Communication How can Citations/References be Identified and Measured? Researchers Group „Science and the Internet“ Dr. Katrin Weller Dr. Cornelius Puschmann (Nachwuchsforschergruppe „Wissenschaft und Internet“, NFGWIN) Dept. of Information Science, HHU Düsseldorf Dept. for English Language and Linguistics, HHU Düsseldorf Katrin Weller & Cornelius Puschmann Web: http://www.nfgwin.uni-duesseldorf.de Email: weller@uni-duesseldorf.de Email: cornelius.puschmann@uni-duesseldorf.de Twitter: #nfgwin Twitter: @kwelle Twitter: @coffee001 3 Datasets 2 Types of Citations/References http:// Conference Conference scientwists: tweets: tweets: Tweets by selected Internal Citations External Citations #www2010 #mla09 scientific users• 903 unique users • 369 unique users • 589 selected users • User-related citations • Resource-related citations• 3,358 tweets • 1,929 tweets • 410,609 tweets • Retweets (RTs) within Twitter • Links (URLs) to external resources• 13.04.-14.05.2010 • 15.12.’09-14.01.’10 • 07.01.-31.08.2010 • Reference to other users / • References to various types of quotation of tweets Web content • Users cite and are cited • Users cite, websites are cited How do Scientists Cite on Twitter? Internal citations: Percentage of retweets External citations: Percentage of tweets that include at least one URL #www2010 #mla09 scientwists #www2010 #mla09 scientwists 413 92,225 21% 1,121 22% 525; 27% 33% 1,338 40% 227,550 55% Distribution of internal citations Different ways of counting external citations Overlap of external and internal citations Distribution of given and received retweets for Distribution of given and received retweets for number of RTs received for or given by #www2010 #mla09 #www2010 #mla09 scientwists number of RTs received for or given by 90 60 80 RTs received RTs received Number (and %) of tweets 1,338 525 227,550 person on rank n 50 70 RTs given including at least one URL (39.85%) (27.22%) (55.42%) RTs given person on rank n 60 40 50 30 Number of total URLs 1,460 551 234,731 40 30 20 Number of unique URLs 574 199 Approx. 180.000* URLs 20 239 10 89 10 0 0 227,550 RTs with 1 51 101 151 201 251 301 351 401 451 501 551 1 21 41 61 81 101 121 141 161 181 person on rank n person on rank n URL RTs 58,525 92,225 External citations: What is highly cited? External citations: Which websites are highly cited?* * Preliminary results, automatic URL clustering is currently being refined. 9000 9000 scientwists URLs from 8000 Blog Blog Blog scientwists 8000 7000 6000 7000 5000 RTs URLs RTs with with 4000 URLs RTs Publi- 6000 3000 1,338 URL 530 RTs 525 URL 270 414 2000 1,121 Rank 1: 41 times cation Rank 1: 27 times 5000 1000 0 4000 1 101 201 301 401 501 601 701 801 901 Rank 2: 35 times Twitter Blog 3000 2000 Top 30 #www2010 #mla09 Rank 3: 29 times Error Blog 1000 Confe- Rank 4 Rank 2: 23 times Internal citations: Highly cited tweets from #mla09 rence Rank 3: 22 times 0 Confe Error www.scientificamerican.com twitpic.com www.nytimes.com yfrog.com blip.fm www.scientistsolutions.com news.google.com feedproxy.google.com news.discovery.com www.tumblr.com www.guardian.co.uk feeds.wired.com www.nature.com blogs.nature.com friendfeed.com blogs.discovermagazine.com openparachute.wordpress.com foursquare.com www.facebook.com news.bbc.co.uk www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov lockerz.com is.gd www.newscientist.com scienceblogs.com www.labspaces.net www.microbeworld.org www.flickr.com www.youtube.com Rank 5 rence Confe- rence Tweet text and ID From User RTs Rank 6 Slides Rank 7 Rank 4 Press Hey, guys, Ive blogged about "the amplification of amandafrench 18 Rank 8 Confe- Rank 5 URL No. 1 scholarly communication": Twitter, #MLA09, rence Blog @briancroxall, & such: http://bit.ly/7SRgqZ (ID: #www2010 Rank 9 Press Press Rank 7 Rank 6 #mla09 7221520139) Rank 8 New at ProfHacker: “Academics and Social Media: profhacker 17 Blog URL No. 5 #mla09 and Twitter,” by @GeorgeOnline (and a Rank 9 bunch of you): http://wp.me/pAGUw-19K (ID: 7566711357) URL No. 3 "Monopolies of Invention:" text of my #MLA09 talk nowviskie 16 on labor & IP issues in humanities collaboration: External citations: What types of websites are cited? http://is.gd/5Gckz (ID: 7185970970) Categories of URLs from #www2010 Categories of URLs from #www2010 Categories of URLs from #mla09 Categories of URLs from #mla09 (counting all URLs, n=551) (counting unique URLs only, n=199) (counting unique URLs only, n=574) (counting all URLs, n=1460) Twitter; 22 Other; 36 Other; 20 External citations: Frequency of URLs in conference datasets Conference; Other; 169 Twitter; 14 37 Publication; 4 Distribution of URLs from #www2010 Distribution of URLs from #mla09 Twitter; 31 Twitter; 76 Slides; 0 Blog; 68 Slides; 0 45 30 Other; 94 Blog; 222 Frequency of URL on rank n 40 Frequency of URL on rank n Slides; 106 Project; 11 #www2010 25 #mla09 Blog; 54 35 Conference; Publication; 3 30 20 206 Blog; 229 25 Slides; 45 15 Error; 92 Press; 123 Project; 5 20 Publication; 135 Press; 34 15 10 10 Error; 201 5 5 Publication; Project; 116 0 0 Media; 71 Media; 34 Error; 28 1 31 61 91 121 451 151 181 211 241 271 301 331 361 391 421 481 511 541 151 101 111 121 131 141 161 171 181 191 11 21 31 41 51 61 71 81 91 1 52 Error; 69 Conference; Conference; 16 Press; 92 Media; 137 Media; 25 URL on rank n (ranked by frequency) 23 URL on rank n (ranked by frequency) Project; 51 Press; 33 Poster presented at Web Science Conference 2011 (#websci11), Koblenz, Germany, June 14-17, 2011. More on Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/katrinweller Acknowledgements: Thanks to Evelyn Dröge, Wolfgang G. Stock, Julia Verbina, Parinaz Maghferat. The research group “Science and the Internet” is funded by the “Forschungsförderungsfonds”, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.