Let’s face it: the combined ease and habit of Googling for information affects just about everyone in academia: undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and librarians. There are a number of reasons for, and consequences of, the seeming stronghold that search engine utilization has on information search and retrieval – some of them good, some of
Are you a blog author? You’ve got readers. On Twitter or Academia.edu? You’ve got followers. Discuss your professional interests on Facebook? You’ve got friends. From connections on LinkedIn to those in your circles for Google+, chances are you’ve got a wide variety of online identities that each tie into some aspect of who you are
The quality of content in the ACI Scholarly Blog Index is due to the rigor of our selection process and to the incredible scholarship and credentials of scholarly bloggers publishing in their fields. Due to this selectivity in content and academic contributions, ACI is proud to highlight exceptional blog authors in order to showcase their work
Chances are, yes – it probably is! It’s easy to find research and scholarship by your own colleagues, students, and alumni. Just visit the ACI Scholarly Blog Index and browse posts by those affiliated with your own institution by following three simple steps. 1. Visit scholar.aci.info. You’ll find the primary search box right on the homepage.
The University Ranking by Academic Performance Research Laboratory ranks 2,000 colleges and universities around the world based on quantity and quality of its scholarly publications. Specifically, the ranking is based on six key performance indicators: number of articles, number of citations, total document count, journal impact total, journal citation impact total, and total number of
A new study from Pew Research Center, How Scientists Engage the Public, shows that the number of scientists who use social media and blogs to communicate with audiences is growing. According to the report, which surveyed 3,748 American-based scientists connected with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), nearly one in two scientists
Are you matching your content creation and publishing efforts to the behaviors of your mobile audience? You should be because more people are consuming online content using their mobile devices every day. That means not only does your content need to be formatted and delivered properly to a mobile audience but it also needs to
The 2015 Super Bowl posted the highest television audience numbers in history with Katy Perry’s half-time show bringing in even more viewers than the actual game. However, the Super Bowl that will forever be remembered as a game that ended with a bizarre play call also set social media records. In fact, the 2015 Super
The most trusted media source in the world in 2015 is online search engines. That statistic comes from a study by Edelman of internet users in 15 countries across the globe. The Growing Trust in Search Engines Traditional media sources have been losing ground to online search engines when it comes to trust for years.
During the month of October 2006 when WordPress was just starting out, 595,412 posts were published on blogs using the WordPress-hosted application at WordPress.com. Those 595,412 posts generated an impressive 25.6 million pages views during the same month. Fast forward just 8 years later. During the month of December 2014, 409 million people generated more