Webometric Thoughts

May 23, 2008

The Strange Case of the Webometrician’s Fan

Filed under: MIke Thelwall,webometrics — admin @ 9:01 am

It sometimes feels as though there is no piece of information, or opinion, that cannot be found online. If people have something in a digital format it seems natural for a large proportion of the population to publish it on the web, with little thought as to whether they would really want people looking at it for years to come.

Today my attention was drawn by the head of my research group, who had been engaging in some google-self-abuse (although he claims he was looking to see if his latest paper had been published yet), to one particular term paper: ‘“Webometrics”: Through the eyes of Mike Thelwall’. After working with Mike for four years I can assure readers that his appalling t-shirts are testiment to the fact he is not head of the ‘Sense of Humor Diagnosis Service’.

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