msPic2 A One Stop Shop for Research Methods Scholars

Methodspace is a free scholarly networking site created by SAGE in 2009 for students, scholars, and researchers interested in the area of research methods. The majority of scholars registered to this site are from the United States but there are a significant number of members from all around the world, with members from India and[…]

New SMiLey (Social Media Lab) rating system for social networking sites

It has been a busy summer here at the Social Media Lab. In the last 4 months we have reviewed a wide variety of social media websites and networking tools designed for scholars. More reviews of additional sites will be forthcoming this fall. As a way to ensure that our reviews are easier to read[…]

Scientific Networking and Microblogging with

With the growing popularity of Twitter, new microblogging sites are popping up which cater to specific communities. is one such site, developed for the scientific community to network, communicate, and share the latest developments in their field(s).  It has been compared to FriendFeed and Twitter, but was developed by one of the CEOs of[…] – social networking site providing tools for scientific collaboration is a social networking site providing tools for scientific collaboration. The home-page boasts that scispace offers “access control, sharing tools, a complete archive, and global 24/7 access,” all of which are becoming standard features on most academic social networking sites. Though my first impression of the site was positive, I was disappointed and ultimately[…]

ResearchGATE – Scientific Network is an online network of scientists and researchers that is similar to in that it offers a platform for scholars to share information and work collaboratively;  however, ResearchGATE boasts many additional features that encourage users to be much more interactive with each other and with the site.  Key features include suggestions for[…]

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[…]