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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

The Kardashian index: a measure of a scientist's discrepant social media profile

The Kardashian index: a measure of a scientist's discrepant social media profile

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

The Kardashian Index by Tommaso Dorigo
August 4th 2014
http://www.science20.com/a_quantum_diaries_survivor/blog/the_new_bit_of_the_summer_the_kardashian_index-141848

'Kardashian-index' raises awareness of
cult of celebrity in sciences, Phys.Org
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-tongue-in-cheek-kardashian-index-awareness-cult-celebrity.html

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."

Yours,

Paul H.