Top tweets from surgical journals (to 18 November 2017)

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

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  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):
    @annalsofsurgery
    @bjsurgery
    @jamasurgery
    @juliomayol
    @bali_dc
    @jjearnshaw
    @swexner
    @researchactive
    @profdemartines
    @amcollsurgeons
    @debby_keller
  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).
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