On the Google-Fame of Scientists and Other Populations


We study the fame distribution of scientists and other social groups as measured by the number of Google hits garnered by individuals in the population. Past studies have found that the fame distribution decays either in power-law [1] or exponential [2] fashion, depending on whether individuals in the social group in question enjoy true fame or not. In our… (More)


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@inproceedings{Bagrow2005OnTG, title={On the Google-Fame of Scientists and Other Populations}, author={James P. Bagrow and Daniel ben-Avraham}, year={2005} }