This feature allows you to quickly hone in on original X , former Twitter, conversations.


The Mentions Tab


The Mentions tab of the Altmetric Explorer is one of the most powerful pages of the platform, as it allows users to view all of the individual mentions for any search query. We have added a Mentions tab filter which enables users to view original posts only, excluding reposts


To see the original posts only, simply hover the Add Source menu and select “ X Posts (original)”


 If users wish to view all posts, they can continue to do so by selecting the “X Posts (all)” filter in the dropdown source selection.



Export data to CSV or open in the API


The original post data can easily be exported to a CSV spreadsheet, however only selected data for individual tweets will be available in the CSV export. This is due to licensing restrictions from X, which mean that the Altmetric Explorer can only provide the X Post ID and User ID in data exports.


Selected data (Post ID and User ID) pertaining to original tweets can also be viewed in the Explorer API, via the Mentions endpoint. Users who have access to the Explorer API can open the Mentions tab results in the API and will see the filter type:original_tweet applied. This will be updated to reflect the terminology change shortly.


You can read more about the X data that are available in the CSV exports and Explorer API here.


This Altmetric Explorer feature is only available for subscribers of the Explorer for Publishers and Explorer for Institutions.