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Many of us invest significant amounts of time sharing our activities with friends and family via social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter or other related websites. However, despite the availability of many platforms for scientists to connect and share with their peers in the scientific community, most do not use of these tools to impact and influence their professional careers. Scientists are already being indexed and exposed on the internet via our publications, presentations and data and new “AltMetric scores” are being assigned to scientific publications as measures of popularity and, supposedly, of impact. We now have more options to contribute to science, to annotate and curate data, to “publish” in new ways, and many of these activities are part of a growing crowdsourcing network. With so many web-based platforms to share publications, presentations, data and activities, how does a scientist shortcut their way to understanding what is available and the benefits of use? Participating online, whether it be simply for career advancement or for wider exposure of your research, there are now a series of web applications that can provide a great opportunity to develop a scientific profile within the community. This presentation will provide an overview of what is available and the potential benefits of investing a small amount of time in developing an online profile and communicating your science to a networked audience, especially as an increasing number of potential employers and collaborators utilize the web to research scientists. This abstract does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.