Fall 2010 ‘social media sites’ reviews wrap-up

    The Fall season is rapidly coming to a close, here is a quick recap of the various online social media sites for scholars that we reviewed this past season.  We have discovered a few gems that you should consider trying out and a few duds that you might want to avoid.   If you missed any of our reviews of these sites, here is a chance for you to take another  look.  Who knows, you might just find something useful to lighten your workload and help you become more connected.

    MediaCommons


    An online social networking site for scholars with a focus on the field of media studies, designed to promote scholarly digital publication

    Overall Score3.6
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    [Read Review]

    HUBzero.org


    A platform for collaboration designed specifically for  the scientific communities

    Overall Score3.6
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    [Read Review]

    Quartzy.com


    A web tool to manage lab’s reagents quickly ans effectively

    Overall Score3.0
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    [Read Review]

    EventSeer.net

    An online calendar of academic conferences happening all over the world

    Overall Score2.2
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    [Read Review]

    YouTube EDU

    An online video repository for universities and researchers to showcase their research, lectures, campus and events

    Overall Score1.8
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    [Read Review]
    Overall Score3.6
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