Posts Tagged ‘mendeley’

What Is A Scientific Social Network? 6 Thriving and Inspiring Examples

What Is A Scientific Social Network? 6 Thriving and Inspiring Examples

A recent article from the Huffington Post states that social networks for scientists won’t work because there is no incentive from a career perspective. The piece focuses on ResearchGate and takes a stab at the Economist’s article about the community. Here at Comprendia, we’ve never advocated that Facebook should be recreated for scientists, as there are 700,000+ life science graduates in the US already using the application,* and they are likely already connected there to lab mates and colleagues. Rather, we should broaden our idea of the ‘social network’ to include any online community of scientists, not just those which are similar to Facebook. The value of social networks for scientists lies in faster access to information relevant to their research and the communities that are made more available by new tools. Here are 6 successful examples which can be used to understand scientific social communities. Facebook Pages & LinkedIn Groups. Scientists have used mailing lists and forums for years. Facebook pages and LinkedIn groups are a ‘2.0’ version of them with the benefits of centralization and easier access to participants. Life science companies, most notably Life Technologies, have fostered social networks in the form of Facebook pages centered on […]

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How Do Life Scientists Use Social Media?

Here’s a great video from Imperial College in which several life scientists discuss their interest in social media. Blogs, Twitter, Wikis and other on-line tools from John Conway on Vimeo. How can life science companies participate? Join us June 9th for our Social Media for Life Science and Biotechnology Workshop 2: The 4 B’s of First Party Applications and find out! To share this post easily, cut and paste: How Do Life Scientists Use Social Media? http://bit.ly/iZ35ss

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Sound Bytes: Links and Tips For Life Science Marketing & Social Media 12/10/2010

Here is our latest collection of links and tips for life science marketing and social media: Social Media Tools Feed. Our 4th Social Media for Life Science and Biotechnology Workshop went well this week (it will be available as a webinar soon, check out the training page for updates), and we’re ready to start again next year with the series. We’ll also be rolling out some new tools and resources for you soon, to whet your appetite, check out our social media tools RSS feed which you can subscribe to by email. The only constant in social media is change, so keeping apprised of the best tools will help you to keep on top. Holiday Gift Cards Benefiting Science Students. Our friends in the Bay area have a great idea–send holiday e-cards that benefit California students! Check it out, it looks easy, or consider making a donation to your favorite charity in lieu of sending printed cards or gifts. On Literature Becoming More Social. Several items have surfaced recently about life science research publications becoming more social, such as a review of paper sharing application Mendeley and a new app called Annotatr which allows scientists to comment on papers. I […]

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