Online Social Networking
Online Women in SET groups
- Nature Network: The online network of the journal Nature has a “Women in Science” forum where members discuss all kinds of topics relating to women in SET.
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Linkedin is an online professional network that allows you to connect with other professionals in your field and discover mutual contacts, share information and resources, and manage your professional image online.
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Similar to Linkedin in that users create a profile page which their contacts can see, but with slightly more emphasis on social- rather than professional- networking, though it facilitates both. Facebook allows users to create and join “groups” according to common interests, which is perhaps their most useful feature for connecting with other professionals in a particular field.
The fastest-growing social-networking website, Twitter allows you to share information in short, 140-character “tweets” which can be read by your “followers” – other users who are interested in what you’re saying and opt to receive your updates. Similarly, you can choose who you want to follow.
If compressing your thoughts into 140-character bursts sounds frivolous, make no mistake about the impact it can have. Used by everyone from Barack Obama to New Scientist magazine, Twitter is extremely effective as an instant way of getting concise information to a wide and interested audience.