Facebook for Scientists?

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BMJ 2007;335:401 (25 August), doi:10.1136/bmj.39304.603148.59
Facebook for scientists?
Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ

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“So come on, people, pimp my coat! I’m tired of putting on the same old stained, shapeless one every morning,” writes cell biologist Jenny Rohn in her call out to potential collaborators on Nature Network.

Rohn, a cell biologist at University College London and editor of the online cult science magazine LabLit.com, met former scientist Wynn Abbott, director of the science art agency SciCult, through Nature Network, a free online networking site for scientists. They started chatting at a Nature Network drinking session and realised that they were both deeply perplexed that the basic design of the white coat has remained unchanged for more than a century. They turned to Nature Network users to look for ideas.

Thanks for the heads-up, Iskandar!

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3 thoughts on “Facebook for Scientists?

  1. You might also want to take a look at SciLink – a “LinkedIn” for science folks. Think of us as a new and fun way to explore relationships in science and beyond.

  2. Another ‘Facebook for scientists’ exists at http://researchpages.net. As well as a ‘social networking’ tool it also provides web tools and a CMS for scientific groups / projects to host their websites there.

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