#Social Networks #Twitter #Weak Ties

Social Features of Online Networks: The Strength of Intermediary Ties in Online Social Media

Authors: P. A. Grabowicz, J. J. Ramasco, E. Moro, J. P. Pujol and V. M. Eguiluz Journal: PLoS ONE 7(1): e29358 (2012). LINK Abstract: An increasing fraction of today’s social interactions occur using online social media as communication channels. Recent worldwide events, such as social movements in Spain or revolts in the Middle East, highlight their capacity to boost people’s coordination. Online networks display in general a rich internal structure where users can choose among different types and intensity of interactions. ...

#bibliometrics #h-index

A number to rank them all

UCSD physicist Jorge E. Hirsch has propose a quick-and-dirty way to measure quality of academic scientist’s output. His method is explained and studied in a paper to be published in the November 15 issue of PNAS. The idea is very simple and it is called the h-index. This number relies on the number of citations our papers have. In particular the h-index is the maximum number _h_ that verifies the following: at least h of papers of an author have h citations each. ...