Facebook for Academics
Thanks to our correspondent 'Down Under' (Hey Jeanette!), I've recently joined up to Academic.edu, which can - as this title suggests - be best described as a Facebook for academics. When you sign up to your University and Department network, you add your academic interests, and other info such as publications, CV, websites, etc., the idea being that you can search for and network with academics in other institutions (world-wide) researching similar areas. Although it's early days (and the site is still a little slow and awkward), Academic.edu looks like it could prove to be a very useful tool. Looking forward to meeting you all there very soon!