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Top Tech Tips #1:Academic Social Networks                 Adam Moore          14th November 2012
What?• “Facebook for academics”• Social networks focusing on  connecting researchers• Growing niche
Why?• Discover people working in similar  fields• Find related research• Look for collaborators• Share publications and data
Academia.edu• http://www.academia.edu/• “Share Research - a platform for academics to share  research papers”• Oldest in m...
ResearchGate• https://www.researchgate.net• “built for scientists, by scientists, with the idea that  science can do more ...
iamResearcher• http://www.iamresearcher.com/• “an intelligent networking platform that connect researchers  from around th...
PushPin• http://pushpin.cs.upb.de/• “Supporting Scholarly Awareness in Publications  and Social Networks”• Currently in Al...
Others with Academic/Social Aspects•   LinkedIn•   Mendeley•   Connotea•   Digg•   Tumblr•   Del.icio.us
Summary•   Growing communities of practice•   Particular features for academic life•   Useful for career•   More you use, ...
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KDEG Top Tech Tips - Academic Social Networks

  1. 1. Top Tech Tips #1:Academic Social Networks Adam Moore 14th November 2012
  2. 2. What?• “Facebook for academics”• Social networks focusing on connecting researchers• Growing niche
  3. 3. Why?• Discover people working in similar fields• Find related research• Look for collaborators• Share publications and data
  4. 4. Academia.edu• http://www.academia.edu/• “Share Research - a platform for academics to share research papers”• Oldest in market – most established• Analytics for search terms• Features Questions prominently on front page• USP: Usually amongst top search returns on your name
  5. 5. ResearchGate• https://www.researchgate.net• “built for scientists, by scientists, with the idea that science can do more when its driven by collaboration”• Relatively new• Focus is on research, rather than researcher• Has a feed – most similar to Facebook• USP: Discovery of related researchers
  6. 6. iamResearcher• http://www.iamresearcher.com/• “an intelligent networking platform that connect researchers from around the world using the cutting edge technologies”• Currently in Beta• From e-Science group• Allows publication of data and other related outputs from research• Allows creation of project groups• USP: Data sharing / OER
  7. 7. PushPin• http://pushpin.cs.upb.de/• “Supporting Scholarly Awareness in Publications and Social Networks”• Currently in Alpha• Focus on publications• Recommends relevant publications based on your own• USP: Direct link to Mendeley
  8. 8. Others with Academic/Social Aspects• LinkedIn• Mendeley• Connotea• Digg• Tumblr• Del.icio.us
  9. 9. Summary• Growing communities of practice• Particular features for academic life• Useful for career• More you use, more you benefit

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