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This is a tale of two companies and a bunch of not-so-innocent bystanders. Both Elsevier and Academia.edu are for-profit companies in the scholarly communications industry. Elsevier is a publisher while Academia.edu is a platform for scholars that, among other things, allows them to post copies of…
This site, Academia.edu, is kind of nifty, but it'll be even niftier when more people join up. It's a web page that indexes academics, displaying them and their affiliations in a tree diagram. Play with it, if you're one of us, sign up, and if you know a professor, let 'em know about it.
Via Bora Zivkovic, I see that there's a new blog in town -- this one devoted to the joys of scientists blogging to advance their work. It's called Science of Blogging and it's by Peter Janiszewski and Travis Saunders who blog at Obesity Panacea. I'll let them explain their mission: Social media…
Ahhh, yes. After sleepless nights and days on end of stressing over project setups and judging preparations, what better way to kick back and relax than to stand at one's booth for four hours taking questions from the general public and the media? It's perhaps fortunate for everyone but the…