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How easy is it to game the altmetric score?

The altmetric score is a summary of the online attention a publication has received. More tweets, hits and chatter makes a bigger score. But what does the popularity contest mean? I've heard of ...
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Can a tweet be added to graduate research proposal?

Can I add a tweet by someone famous in the field into my research proposal to show why is it important? I am asking this because I have not seen anything like this but people do use quotes by famous ...
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Twitter changes behavior after submitting a research paper about it to conference. What to do?

Twitter announced it would begin distancing itself from the requirement that all tweets could only contain 140 characters by no longer counting some things – like media attachments or @ replies – ...
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Cite a Twitter conversation?

Let's assume that while researching and writing a paper you find a Twitter conversation between domain experts that is particularly useful for you. Given that it is not the sources that these ...
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Would requiring students to use Twitter as an integral part of a course potentially conflict with FERPA?

I'm not planning on requiring my students to use Twitter, but it popped up on someone else's syllabus and got me thinking as to whether it's appropriate with respect to student privacy. I don't ...