How and why scholars cite on Twitter

@inproceedings{Priem2010HowAW,
  title={How and why scholars cite on Twitter},
  author={Jason Priem and Kaitlin Light Costello},
  booktitle={ASIST},
  year={2010}
}
Scholars are increasingly using the microblogging service Twitter as a communication platform. Since citing is a central practice of scholarly communication, we investigated whether and how scholars cite on Twitter. We conducted interviews and harvested 46,515 tweets from a sample of 28 scholars and found that they do cite on Twitter, though often indirectly. Twitter citations are part of a fast-moving conversation that participants believe reflects scholarly impact. Twitter citation metrics… CONTINUE READING
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