social media metrics of scholarly impact

Jason Priem priem at EMAIL.UNC.EDU
Thu Oct 28 19:15:21 EDT 2010

I thought some of you might be interested in our work using social media
activity (blogging, bookmarking, reference managers, microblogging, etc)
to measure scholarly impact. These sources are both 1) much faster than
traditional citations, and
2) offer a broader picture of impact (I might save something I don't cite).

This is a short, popularly-oriented piece, but it includes links to more
scholarly work as well:

Of course, feedback is always welcome.


Jason Priem
UNC Royster Fellow
School of  Information and Library Science
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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