Networking: Academic and professional social networks

"Academia.edu is useful for networking. I have been exploring other disciplines recently, as well as the archaeology of regions outside of my specialty, and I've made some useful contacts through Academia.edu, and I've found some useful papers posted."

Smith, M. E. (2011) Publishing Archaeology Blog. (Professor of Anthropology, Arizona State University)

There are a number of popular social networking sites which aim themselves specifically at researchers and for many may be more appropriate tools than non-academic social networking sites such as Facebook. These are listed on the next page.

Activity: Have a look at Michael E. Smith's Publishing Archaeology blog for his personal view of Academia.edu. Do you think a blog would be a useful tool for disseminating your research?

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