Research goes social
Research and social
Journal of NeuroImage just recently launched its Youtube Chanel. NeuroImage is not the only one which has realized the importance of social media. The very notable Science Magazine is actually very active in tweeting the latest research advancement. Journal of Cancer is also active in tweeting the cancer treatment, research advancement, as well as epidemiological cancer study results.
Academia.edu, the researchers’ social network site has attracted over 200, 000 researchers since 2008.
Why researchers and research need to go social? First of all, it can help broaden the social impact of the research. It also can help facilitate the interactions among researchers. Instead of being limited to know other people’s research from conferences and journals, some researchers now more prefer instantaneously know colleagues from social network sites.
The question is how far and what is the depth the research need to go social? Will the social aspects of the research compromise the research quality?
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