Mentions of @DataONEorg August 1 2010 – Feb 4 – 2014
Hello Dr. Tenopir,
As requested, I have some data on Twitter mentions of @DataONEorg for you to share with Dr. Budden.
First, I should clarify from our discussion earlier that I made an accounting error in how I tabulated results – I reported in our meeting there were 15,000 mentions of @DataONEorg.
That number is actually substantially less – there were in fact 1490 tweets across all time using the Twitter handle "@DataONEorg."
I did not perform a search for the text string "dataone" because I found difficulty teasing apart mentions of dataone, the Indian IT services company, and dataone the U.S. based ISP.
Of these 1490 mentions of @DataONEorg, 350 originated from the user @DataONEorg itself.
This leaves 1140 Tweets across all time from users other than @DataONEorg.
This total does not account for Re-tweets of any one of the 1140 tweets.
For example, if one of the 1140 tweets is re-tweeted 100 times, my methods only count that tweet once. Therefore, my method produces an "under-estimate" of total reach.
I do not presently have a method in mind to assess total "reach" or a network analysis of reach. Although I would like to obtain this data, I am not optimistic that I can obtain the data prior to February 6.
I am currently exploring options for understanding what text, links, and hashtags are being shared in conjunction with mentions of @DataONEorg (For example, mentions of your "Practices and Perceptions" paper) or @DataONEorg plus #citizenscience or #openscience.
I am attaching a spreadsheet with the raw data and data sources.
My methods are outlined in the DataONE Data Science open research notebook:
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Data Observation Network for Earth (DataONE)
Center for Information and Communication Studies
The University of Tennessee
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