I’d recommend a “b-factor”. How many times has anybody found it worthy of blogging? The citation index and the h-index is broken and is hardly a measure of the “influence” or the “impact”. They are more abstruse conceptual ideas for grant committees and I am not surprised that why science and medicine is distanced away from the people for whom they are working.
Based on the definition of the well-known[1508.02179] t factor: A metric for measuring impact on Twitter
h indexwe propose a tfactor for measuring the impact of publications (and other entities) on Twitter. The new index combines tweet and retweet data in a balanced way whereby retweets are seenas data reflecting the impact of initial tweets. The tfactor is defined as follows: A unit (single publication, journal, researcher, research group etc.) has factor tif tof its Nt tweets have at least tretweets each and the other (Nt- t) tweets have <= tretweets each.
Blogging is difficult, if not impossible. One reason I post blurbs here is because each individual idea gets encompassed in the thought process to see an overall picture. I call this as “combinatorial creativity”.