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[…]

Scispace.com – social networking site providing tools for scientific collaboration

Scispace.com 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[…]

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[…]