The h-index can be a useful metric for evaluating a person's output of Internet media. Here we advocate and demonstrate adaption of the h-index and the g-index to the top video content creators on YouTube. The h-index for Internet video media is based on videos and their view counts. The index h is defined as the number of videos with >= h*10^5 views. The index g is defined as the number of videos with >= g*10^5 views on average. When compared to a video creator's total view count, the h-index and g-index better capture both productivity and impact in a single metric.
- Pub Date:
- March 2013
- Computer Science - Digital Libraries;
- Computer Science - Social and Information Networks;
- Physics - Physics and Society
- Article Accepted For Publication In: Journal Of The American Society For Information Science And Technology, 2013