An article in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education announces the inauguration of a new academic networking site, Academia.edu .
The article notes that:
Richard Price, a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s All Souls College, is blasting an e-mail plea to every academic mailing list and blog that he can find asking academics to sign up for his new online directory of researchers worldwide. His goal is to create an online guide to who’s doing what, and where, so scholars can share information and collaborate. The site, Academia.edu, is the latest effort to create a Facebook-like social network specifically designed for researchers. Others include Graduate Junction and Labmeeting.
The Labmeeting site seems more useful to nurse scientists while Graduate Junction seems more multidisciplinary (and oriented toward graduate students).