Monday, February 15, 2010

Social Networking for Scientists

No pun intended ...
Sciencefeed Launches Friendfeed-Like Platform For Scientists
Today, Sciencefeed is launching as a realtime micro blogging platform designed specifically for scientists.

Sciencefeed allows users to post short microblogs (not restricted to 140 characters) on scientific headlines, new findings, controversy, conferences and ideas related to science. You can follow users; respond to other member’s entries, and comment on various topics in realtime. You can search for topics and keywords fairly easily and publish updates to Twitter and Facebook. Since conferences are an integral part of scientific research, Scienfeed allows users to create groups around events and even aggregate updates from participants based on a hashtag, similar to Twitter. Publications can be attached to a feed, allowing users to automatically search through 10 different literature databases (such as PubMed) and RSS feeds.

Also worth a look is ResearchGATE - LinkedIn for Scientists.

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