[meteorite-list] The Kardashian index: a measure of a scientist's discrepant social media profile

From: Paul H. <inselberg_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 5 Aug 2014 15:59:04 -0400
Message-ID: <20140805155904.WFR7C.129545.imail_at_eastrmwml214>

Some strangeness from the world of science. :-) :-) :-)

The Kardashian Index by Tommaso Dorigo
August 4th 2014

'Kardashian-index' raises awareness of
cult of celebrity in sciences, Phys.Org

Hall, K., 2014, The Kardashian index: a measure
of discrepant social media profile for scientists,
Genome Biology. vol. 15, no. 424
DOI: 10.1186/s13059-014-0424-0 , http://genomebiology.com/2014/15/7/424

Proposes the ?Kardashian Index? to measure
"the discrepancy between a scientist?s social
media profile and publication record based
on the direct comparison of numbers of
citations and Twitter followers."


Paul H.
Received on Tue 05 Aug 2014 03:59:04 PM PDT

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