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Interview with Richard Price, Academia.edu CEO | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog Network

Interview with Richard Price, Academia.edu CEO | Information Culture, Scientific American Blog Network | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

This post is a bit different from what Bonnie and I usually post in this blog – an interview with Dr. Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu, a social network for researchers. Academia.edu is a San Francisco-based start-up, which currently has 1.8 million registered users and 4.5 million unique visitors a month, with about 4,000 new users registering every day. In August 2012, the site added an analytical dashboard, which supplies researchers with various statistics such as the number of profile views, number of paper downloads, and so forth. (...) - by Hadas Shema, Blog Scientific American "Information Culture",  October 31, 2012

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Social media tips for scientists

Social media tips for scientists | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
For many scientists, the thought of spending time on social media sites is distinctly unappealing. To some it’s just a question of time: why add to that to-do list which is already long enough? For others it’s more to do with social media itself, finding the idea of sharing thoughts and ideas with the whole world pointless or self-indulgent.


If that sounds like you, it might be time to reconsider your options – social media includes much more than the usual suspects like Facebook and Twitter, and there are even sites dedicated to academics. Indeed, a vast number of scientists are using social media for tremendous gains – whether that be forming new contacts and collaborations, sharing ideas, communicating science, inspiring others or just entertaining them. Why not join them? (...) - by Catherine de Lange, Naturejobs, 28 Sep 2012

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Academia.edu Adds Analytics To Bring Transparency To How Research Spreads | TechCrunch

Academia.edu Adds Analytics To Bring Transparency To How Research Spreads | TechCrunch | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it
Academia.edu, a social network for researchers, just unveiled an analytics dashboard that’s meant to help scientists and other academics understand how their work is being read and distributed. It’s a difference from an older, more opaque world in which researchers vied to get into elite journals like the New England Journal of Medicine.

“To be a successful academic, it’s becoming as important to have an established web presence as it is to be published in a journal and it’s going to be increasingly critical,” said CEO Richard Price.

To those of us in the tech community, the concept of an analytics dashboard would appear pretty basic. But in the slow-moving world of academia, Price says it has profound consequences. - by Kim-Mai Cutler for TechCrunch, August 17th, 2012

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A social scientific network that attemps to stimulate industry-academic laboratories collaborations

A social scientific network that attemps to stimulate industry-academic laboratories collaborations | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Enlight Biosciences, a Boston-based company, is launching Knode: an internet platform dedicated to help industry scientists to interact and identify partners in academic laboratories interested in translation. Focused on the biomedical research field, the site enables networking between translational researchers by providing profiles of scientists, listing specialties, patents, grants and publications. Others services have been also aimed to galavanize interactions among those researchers, including BiomedExperts, ResearchGate, iamscientist. They have common themes, such as enabling researchers to share information, data, follow competitors, form collaborative groups and even engage donors to fund projects. Knode is also in that process of adding additionnals features, including the ability for scientists to list technologies or assets they have available for licencing. Knode has generated some high-profiles partners from the academic side, includng University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 

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Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu enhance access to open repositories?

Can LinkedIn and Academia.edu enhance access to open repositories? | Science 2.0 news | Scoop.it

Now that research is developing an online presence, thoughts are turning to how to maximise this. Brian Kelly investigates linking strategies; from Google Scholar Citations, Academia.edu and Mendeley to a researcher’s online publications, as a way of increasing researcher visibility among their digitally-literate peers. - by Brian Kelly, blog Impact of Social Sciences, August 23 2012

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