Popularity is a complex social phenomenon with no agreed-upon definition. It can be defined in terms of liking, attraction, dominance, superiority, or just being trendy. Through peer influence, target objects can quickly skyrocket in how pervasive they are in the user community and because popularity is judged in a social context, the more pervasive it is, the more popular it might be considered.

Indicators of Popularity

It follows a list of possible popularity indicators for a software-defined GNSS receiver:

  • Number of users / customers / licenses sold.
  • Traffic to the site, measured with a counter installed on-site and traffic analysis systems, such as Google Analytics.
  • Size of users community.
  • Number of references / citations in scientific papers and technical reports.


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