Over at Musings, I just learned that the Arxiv now has trackback capabilities. Now we can spend all our time that we normally spend counting citations, instead counting trackbacks!
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> Now we can spend all our time that we normally spend counting citations, instead counting trackbacks
Citations may be a (very rough) approximation how many people have used your paper for their own research; Thus it is a (very rough) proxy how useful a paper is.
I am not sure what trackbacks would measure
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It will measure how agitated the blogosphere is over your paper I can think of a few papers already which deserve high trackback ratings from this point of view…
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