Wendy Meyers, who has provided lots of assistance in getting the AUSCCER Digital Empire underway, just sent me a great article on ResearchGate, one of the several platforms we discussed last week. The article also mentions the growth of the movement called open science, which is pretty interesting.
I have the impression that AUSCCER’s recent exploration of our digital identity is making quite a few people groan. My reading is that some form of this is inevitable, already happening, and important, and UOW is seriously behind the eight ball (not sure why I always use sporty metaphors, when I’m a sport-free zone!). So we might as well jump in and play. Finding the bit of the digital empire that you are most comfortable with is the challenge. I don’t think I’m a Tweeter, and for me Facebook looks social, not professional. But academia.edu (check out Christine’s page) and Linkedin I suspect will be standard soon, especially for ECRs, and maybe ResearchGate. Personally, I’m interested in playing on the blog, because it lets us use text as well as other forms of communication, and may let me experiment with writing types and destinations which are not strictly ‘academic’.