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Academia.edu – The Linkedin for Academics

A team of people from Stanford and Cambridge have recently launched a website, Academia.edu, which is being billed as a "LinkedIn for academics".

4 months after launching, there are now over 30,000 academics on Academia.edu. It has 67% of 2008’s Nobel Laureates on it, and many of the world’s most well-known academics:

– Richard Dawkins – http://oxford.academia.edu/RichardDawkins

– Stephen Hawking – http://cambridge.academia.edu/StephenHawking

– Noam Chomsky – http://mit.academia.edu/NoamChomsky

– Steven Pinker – http://harvard.academia.edu/StevenPinker

– Paul Krugman – http://princeton.academia.edu/PaulKrugman

Academia.edu does two things:

– It shows every academic around the world in a tree diagram, displayed according to their departmental and university affiliations.

– It enables academics to find out the latest research in their area – the latest people, papers and talks.

The goal is for Academia.edu to eventually list every academic in the world — Faculty Members, Post-Docs, Graduate Students.

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