BMJ on Nature Network:
BMJ 2007;335:401 (25 August), doi:10.1136/bmj.39304.603148.59
Facebook for scientists?
Deborah Cohen, features editor, BMJ
“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!
Previous posts about online social networks for clinicians
- Sermo in the WSJ
- NurseConnect (Online Social Network for Nurses)
- Syndicom SpineConnect (Online Social Network for Spine Surgeons)
- Physicians “don’t have time for social networks”?
- Prometeo Network: Another Social Network for Clinicians
- UK Social Network for Physicians: Doctors.net.uk
- MedicSpeak: Another Social Network for Health Professionals
- Even More Social Networks for Clinicians
- Sermo becomes official AMA social network
- More Social Networks for Clinicians
- NurseLinkUp: MySpace for Nurses
- Sermo: Another “MySpace for Physicians”
- Healtheva: MySpace for Doctors?