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Is anyone here using http://www.academia.edu/ ? Is it any good?

Date: 2010-04-04 02:03 pm (UTC)
doctor_denmark: Taylor Swift in a 1940s style outfit (Default)
From: [personal profile] doctor_denmark
I'm on it. I don't really use it, but it comes up as a google response to my name and I have a list of my research interests on there which people can see.

My father's an academic too, and according to him, a professional use only facebook page is better, as you can use it to communicate with people outside of academia, in government and industry etc.

Date: 2010-04-04 06:03 pm (UTC)
ajnabieh: The text "My Marxist feminist dialective brings all the boys to the yard."   (Default)
From: [personal profile] ajnabieh
That's fascinating about the FB...though I think that would be too weird for me, since FB is (in my head) where I post pictures of my kid and funny links to Jezebel and write obscenity-laden status messages about the failings of my students...

Date: 2010-04-04 06:32 pm (UTC)
majoline: picture of Majoline, mother of Bon Mucho in Loco Roco 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] majoline
Like a fan page?

Date: 2010-04-04 07:41 pm (UTC)
doctor_denmark: Taylor Swift in a 1940s style outfit (Default)
From: [personal profile] doctor_denmark
I'm pretty sure he just means a regular facebook page, but just for networking, to separate it out from a personal facebook page.

Date: 2010-04-05 03:15 am (UTC)
majoline: picture of Majoline, mother of Bon Mucho in Loco Roco 2 (Default)
From: [personal profile] majoline
That is a cool idea. I've seen quite a few (and I'm following some) but I hadn't actually thought about one myself.

Date: 2010-04-04 05:36 pm (UTC)
oursin: Drawing of hedgehog in a cave, writing in a book with a quill pen (Writing hedgehog)
From: [personal profile] oursin
I'm on it but I found it clunky and unintuitive and haven't really developed my profile on it. I was a bit irked at the somewhat amateur-night feel of it - epitomised by there being duplicate or more pages for the same department or centre which individuals had input in slightly different forms. Also, if people are looking for me in particular, I have a personal website.

Maybe there is more to it than that - I'd be interested to hear other views.

Date: 2010-04-04 06:02 pm (UTC)
ajnabieh: The text "My Marxist feminist dialective brings all the boys to the yard."   (bridge)
From: [personal profile] ajnabieh
I hadn't seen it before now. And I'm miffed that they have the name of my university wrong. (We had a renaming, five years ago, because, IDK, everything is wrong with us. And the name they have is in fact neither the old name nor the new one, but a mashup of both. Good job, New School, for being incomprehensible!)

Still, though, I see the benefit to just being branded another place, especially if I can use it to do more redirects to places I actually use (here, my dept website).

(OK, and just googled myself: apparently, my FB is my first return, which is all locked up, the second is an acafannish article I wrote, the third is my department homepage with my CV and writing samples...that could be worse...)

Date: 2010-04-06 04:41 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] zhelana
I have a profile there but I don't really use it. It's interesting to see how often I get googled though. A little creepy.

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