Research Gate

There are these days several services that aim to serve the function of being an “Academic Facebook”: an easy-to-use service with various dynamic, social media functionalities for sharing and following the research work that we are doing. The ones that I have occasionally tried to update include Academia.edu, and ResearchGate.net – the latter is a new one that seems to grow fast due to its ‘viral’ settings: it both automatically grawls the net and add publications that might be yours, making it a matter of just a couple of clicks to add them to your publications listing. And, they also by default mail all your co-authors asking them to become members, too. While this kind of strategy of aggressive growth might look borderline spammy, I can only hope our official publication registry system at the University of Tampere would make life as easy. (I still have not got around updating my publications and other academic activities from last 6 months, sigh…) Link: my ResearchGate profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frans_Maeyrae/

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

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