Qing Ke, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Cassidy R. Sugimoto

Qing Ke is a PhD candidate at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing, interested in complex systems. Yong-Yeol Ahn is an assistant professor at Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing and a co-founder of Janys Analytics. Cassidy R. Sugimoto researches within the domain of scholarly communication and scientometrics.

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Little Blue Birds of a (Disciplinary) Feather Flock Together

The success of academic research in reaching out beyond its own scientific community is a perennial concern, even more so following the rapid adoption of social media and the ability to easily transmit information to potentially millions of people. But is increased social media attention really indicative of “broader impact”? A new study suggests social media does not broaden scientific communication, but rather replicates and perpetuates pre-established disciplinary boundaries. 

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