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  1. And the fun continued !!!!!!!!!!!
  2. The Kardashian index: a measure of discrepant social media profile for scientists

    Neil Hall

    Correspondence: Neil Hall neil.hall@liverpool.ac.uk

    Author Affiliations

    Centre for Genomic Research, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZB, UK

    The author of the paper chimes in
  3. As a muso, the closest thing I could find to Kardashian was of course Kasabian if you want some cool tunes to listen to whilst reading this.
  4. ++UPDATE++ 4th August 
  5. ++UPDATE++ 2 - Some blog posts
  6.  https://plus.google.com/u/0/118031329666957125433/posts/H82SJai61sH 

    "Scientists are at their most funny when they are all riled up! And the Impact Factor announcement yesterday fueled their sarcastic fire. 

    The Impact Factor is generally regarded as an outmoded and flawed measure of the importance a Journal. It is based on a mathematical equation and can be gamed in different ways by stakeholders. More modern measures of the significance of a piece of research are made at the article, not the journal, level and consider a number of factors more suited to the digital age, such as social shares, citations and downloads. These are called "altmetrics" and naturally ScienceOpen features them on each article.

    There's a great stream on Twitter called #AlternateScienceMetrics where scientists have been posting parodies of the mathematical formula of the Impact Factor. Graham Steel (@McDawg), a prolific OA advocate, has kindly created this Storify for our viewing pleasure!"