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I decided to upload my research paper on ResearchGate since they take pride in providing various bibliometrics, e.g. views (they refer to this as "Reads"). However, these are calculated at the end of the week, so to increase the temporal resolution of the growth, I was left to collect the data at irregular intervals between the publishing date and February 1st. As such, the data was visualized using MATLAB with a piecewise cubic Hermite interpolation as the interpolation method. Labels and layout done in post with Photoshop.
As for the data sources mentioned in the plot, the Reddit post that got gilded so many times can be seen here, the data I used to compare the growth to the view counts of prolific authors can be found here, and if you dare, here's the
shitpostresearch paper that this plot is all about.
Author's comments: I have strong reason to believe what I posted on ResearchGate might be the most read individual "publication" to date, but I left this statement as a small aside since a concrete comparison involving all possible ResearchGate members and articles was not possible at the time.
Interesting stuff. Looks like you would get about 100 more views if you didn't post it on reddit, so that was a good choice :D
WaPo on its last legs: due to massive decline in readership they are now offering people membership if they guess who wins the French election. They also removed any polling options due to the failure to predict Trump & BREXIT.
There’s actually a parallel with political coverage in the sense that there’s an almost adversarial relationship between the journalists of some websites and the readership of those websites - Colin Moriatry Talks Video Game Press In New Interview