Online professional networks:Expanding your knowledge resources Dragos Nechita Center for Health Policy and Public Health, Institute for Social Research Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca
Main themes: Why is computer mediated communication advantageous for developing a research network or promoting a programme? Why are social network services more than what they appear at first glance and how to use that in our advantage? Facebook – popularity matters! LinkedIn – how proffesional networks help you create a network of research proffesionals Researchgate – the benefits of a research-based web community The more, the merrier!PS: Online social networks have a lot more in common with research than one mightthink…
Computer Mediated Communication Communication has always been an important aspect in research.
Social Networking Services Asynchronous communication Mass communication Connecting people with similar interests Lets you create your own avatar Keep track of your network! Makes social relations rather uniform
The largest SNS, with over 850 million users worldwide. Entertainment Weekly: “How on earth did we stalk our exes, remember our co-workers birthdays, bug our friends, and play a rousing game of Scrabulous before Facebook?” In April 2010 an estimated 41.6% of the U.S. population had a Facebook account Search engine indexation