Blog Archives – The Linkedin for Academics

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

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

– Richard Dawkins –

– Stephen Hawking –

– Noam Chomsky –

– Steven Pinker –

– Paul Krugman – 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 to eventually list every academic in the world — Faculty Members, Post-Docs, Graduate Students.