A typology of Twitter use by academics

This project investigates the different ways in which researchers share scholarly works on Twitter using the socio-topical distance approach proposed by Mongeon (2018). The research questions are as follows:

  • What types of Twitter use can be identified using the socio-topical distance approach?
  • How are researchers distributed accross types?
  • Are there disciplinary differences in these distributions?
  • Are there socio-demographic differences in these distributions?

Mongeon, P. (2018). Using social and topical distance to analyze information sharing on social media: Using Social and Topical Distance to Analyze Information Sharing on Social Media. Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 55(1), 397–403. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2018.14505501043

Philippe Mongeon
Philippe Mongeon
Assistant Professor, School of Information Management, Dalhousie University

I am an assistant professor at the School of Information Management at Dalhousie University, director of the Quantitative Science Studies Lab, and associate member of the Centre interuniversitaire de recherche sur la science et la technologie (CIRST).

Timothy D. Bowman
Timothy D. Bowman
Assistant Professor, Wayne State University
Shenmeng Xu
Shenmeng Xu
Research Scientist, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rodrigo Costas
Rodrigo Costas
Senior Researcher, Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS)