The “Letter to the Editor” (preprint) linked below has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Association of Information Science and Technology.
What Do Altmetrics Counts Mean? A Plea for Content Analyses”
Max Planck Society
via Authors Web Site
Since correlation analyses with traditional citations do not really reveal the meaning of altmetrics, I would like to plead for more content analyses of tweets and blogs (for bookmarks in online reference managers, content analyses are not possible).
Direct to Full Text (6 pages; PDF)
Note: The published version of the letter became available today (Jan. 11, 2015) on the journal’s web site. (Early View)