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Singing the donut blues – Creating a SoMe echo chamber to boost the scores on Altmetric
Can we color in the Altmetric donut by using a social media echo chamber, and does that manipulation lead to actual engagement with the work? Recently, a university professor told us every time she published she would tweet and re-tweet the DOI of her publication. To inflate her own Altmetric score she had created a series of artificial social media profiles "engaging" with her work. This peaked our curiosity and so we made a small-scale experiment. We encouraged our colleagues and thedoi:10.5281/zenodo.3874651 fatcat:j6vxjizcdzbedgzz3xmwmaugay