Online Professional Networks

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Online Professional Networks

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. Content: Computer Mediated Communication Social Networking Services Facebook LinkedIn Researchgate
  3. 3. 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…
  4. 4. Computer Mediated Communication Communication has always been an important aspect in research.
  5. 5. Computer Mediated Communication ARPAnet
  6. 6. CMC – Cost, Speed No matter the number of instances No matter the destination No matter the size No matter the shape No matter the number of recipients
  7. 7. CMC – recordability, mass communication and medium No need to send the message over and over again Mailing lists Mail archive IM log Pictures, audio and video files
  8. 8. Social Networks
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10.  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
  11. 11.  Created by a Harvard student
  12. 12.  Focuses on the professional aspect More importance to similar interests More than 135 million registered users in more than 200 countries and territories
  13. 13.  over 1.4 million researchers from 192 countries search for other researchers using topics connect with researchers with similar interests
  14. 14. Integrated approach
  15. 15. Thank You! nechitadragos@gmail.com

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