What’s your f-index?

Jao’s photo blog posts an interesting article about applying the h-index (or Hirsch number) to your Flickr photos.

According to a Wikipedia article,

The index is calculated based on the distribution of citations received by a given researcher’s publications. A scientist has index h if h of his Np papers have at least h citations each, and the other (Np – h) papers have at most h citations each.

Applying the same principle to Flickr, your f-index would be calculated based on the number of views received by each of your images. My f-index is currently 73 – meaning I have 73 images on Flickr with at least 73 views each.

What’s your f-index?

  • Does this mean that mine is 113?

    I have picture #113 with 113 views on my most viewed.

  • Does this mean that mine is 113?

    I have picture #113 with 113 views on my most viewed.

  • Exactly. You have to look for the n-th photo that has n or more views. 113 is a really good number… so far.

  • Exactly. You have to look for the n-th photo that has n or more views. 113 is a really good number… so far.