Altmetrics : The Tools

I gave a brief introduction on altmetrics or alternative metrics in a earlier posting and shared some literature talking about altmetrics as a metric for measuring research impact via social media mentions. But altmetrics is more than just social media mentions, it...

Social Data for Research

A few months back, Twitter offered 6 research institutions access to their public and historical data under their #DataGrants program.  More than 1,300 proposals from over 60 countries were submitted.  With more than 500 million tweets per day, twitter data offers a...

15 Google Searching Tips

Google Search has undoubtedly make our lives much easier. Here is some handy searching tips to improve your internet experience! Currency Conversion Get current exchange rates by typing [currency 1] in [currency 2] into the search bar. Flight Times Get current flights...

15 Fun Google Tricks

Apart from the search bar, Google Search also has some hidden funny tricks inside! Here are some of them: Barrel Roll  Simply type do a barrel roll into the search bar and the page will do a full spin. Tilt Simply type tilt or askew into the search bar and the page...

A trend report on #selfie

Selfie noun, informal (also selfy; plural selfies): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website – From Oxford Dictionaries Remember the above featured image? Yes, this Ellen...

Altmetrics

Altmetrics or Alternative Metrics, the BUZZ word in measuring research impact via online social mentions from Facebook, twitter, blogs, social bookmarking and referencing tools, etc. Altmeric.com, Plum Analytics, ImpactStory and Research Scorecard are one of the many...
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