Social Media and Networking tools for Scholars

In recent years, social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace have become the preferred medium of communication for many people, and have become an essential tool for building and maintaining online social relationships. Scholars and professionals are also beginning to take advantage of these media to share information and collaborate; consequently, there is a growing number of online communities and social networking sites that cater directly to these user groups.
Through a series of blog posts, we will evaluate and review social media and collaborative tools like Academia.edu, ResearchGate.net, and SciSpace.net, to name a few. This project will address the ways in which scholars use these tools, the advantages of using them, and also the similarities and connections between different sites and media.