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Life is a Ponzi scheme

Overview of attention for article published in Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2009
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

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134 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Readers on

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17 Mendeley
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Title
Life is a Ponzi scheme
Published in
Genome Biology (Online Edition), January 2009
DOI 10.1186/gb-2009-10-1-101
Pubmed ID
Authors

Gregory A Petsko

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 6%
Unknown 16 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 24%
Lecturer 3 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 18%
Other 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 1 6%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 29%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 18%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 12%
Social Sciences 2 12%
Computer Science 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 2 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 07 May 2022.
All research outputs
#315,252
of 21,450,838 outputs
Outputs from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#204
of 3,975 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#2,728
of 293,114 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Genome Biology (Online Edition)
#9
of 175 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,450,838 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 3,975 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 27.5. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 94% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 293,114 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 175 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its contemporaries.