Social Media Metrics
Social media metrics are the +1s, likes, shares, and tweets about research.
By tracking social media metrics, you can see how well a researcher is promoting their work.
This is especially important for early career researchers to measure and understand who is interacting with their work.
Of course, social media also allows us to track the buzz and attention surrounding research.
The following table lists the sources that PlumX tracks for Social Media.
Metrics as of August 3, 2016
|Likes||Vimeo, YouTube||The number of times an artifact has been liked|
|+1||Google Plus||The number of times an artifact has gotten a +1|
|Shares, Likes & Comments||The number of times a link was shared, liked or commented on|
|Ratings||Amazon, Goodreads, SourceForge||The average user rating of the artifact.|
|Recommendations||Figshare, SourceForge||The number of recommendations an artifact has received|
|Scores||The number of upvotes minus downvotes on Reddit|
|Tweets||Twitter via Gnip||The number of tweets and retweets that mention the artifact|