Top tweets from surgical journals (to 18 November 2017)

Big data analysis of 10 days of surgical journal tweets using NodeXL


  1. The data
  2. The method (the basic premise is that people retweet posts they find interesting or controversial - this allows us to identify the "top tweets" very easily with a simple set of rules)
  3. The following 11 tweeters received 85% of the retweets during the period of study (that's 7.5% of the 146 tweeters posting tweets in the analysis):
  4. The top tweets (50 tweets, ordered by number of retweets - NB some of the tweets are repeated, but they still received a considerable number of retweets, demonstrating the short turn around on Twitter and the value of repeat posting).