a pat on the back?

ResearchGate is a social media website that imitates features familiar to users of inter-alia LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. Where ResearchGate really scores is that, like any social media platform, it locks members into real-time engagement, patting them on the back, reminding them, constantly refreshing their ratings, and enjoining them to improve their scores.

David Nicholas, David Clark, Eti Herman. ResearchGate: Reputation uncovered. Learned Publishing 17 June 2016. doi: 10.1002/leap.1035

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