The top chemical 500

There are not only pure per­son­al mat­ters that appear as too infor­ma­tive on twit­ter but also sort of imper­son­al.
This comes up as mag­a­zines or organ­i­sa­tions do think they have to appear on twit­ter. I do not know any­one who ever had a plau­si­ble the­o­ry on the top­ic that organ­i­sa­tions have to go to twit­ter. But you do find mag­a­zines and orga­ni­za­tions there.
One of them is the ger­man “Friedrich-Schiller-Uni­ver­sität” in Jena. Maybe it’s just a stu­dent hav­ing fun. Maybe it’s some­one work­ing for the uni­ver­si­ty lead­er­ship. Maybe some geek. Who knows.
One of their tweets is this one:

In eng­lish: “The uni­ver­si­ty of Jena” is now with­in the top 500 list of the world’s most cit­ed aca­d­e­mics in chem­istry. Great. Con­grat­u­la­tions.
Well I doubt that in a way. Is there a list of acadam­ics in chem­istry sort­ed by their uni­ver­si­ty? That would sur­prize me. Maybe there’s one acadam­ic that got onto the top list of chemistrists. And what if you can get on such a list because of mak­ing a big mis­take?
But how come some­one thinks this is a use­ful infor­ma­tion as a tweet. ‘Tweet’ seen as some­thing that’s basi­cal­ly meant for the moment. Some­thing that is dif­fi­cult to be clear­ly artic­u­lat­ed. And that often doesn’t reach the ones it’s sup­posed to be for.
Who’s the recip­i­ent of this tweet in the eyes of ‘jenapo­lis’? Aca­d­e­mics of their own uni­ver­si­ty? Of oth­er uni­ver­si­ties? Stu­dents to come? I don’t think there exists any­one like that in twit­ter. I keep my mouth shut as the first twit­ter user admits he’s due to that kind of tweets inter­est­ed in Jena by now. Or Chem­istry. Or Top 500 lists.
So to me this tweet is very use­less con­cern­ing infor­ma­tion and address­ing.

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