Social media: A guide for researchers (links and resources)

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This page provides the list of resources outlined in the publication Social media: A guide for researchers.

Audio and Video tools

Flickr - www.flickr.com
Justin tv - www.justin.tv
Livestream - www.livestream.com
Picasa - http://picasa.google.com
SmugMug - www.smugmug.com
Ustream - www.ustream.tv
Viddler - www.viddler.com
Vimeo - http://vimeo.com
YouTube - www.youtube.com

Blogging and Microblogging tools

Blogger - www.blogger.com
LiveJournal - www.livejournal.com
Google buzz - www.google.com/buzz
Plurk - www.plurk.com
Posterous - www.posterous.com
Tumblr - www.tumblr.com
Twitter - www.twitter.com
Typepad - www.typepad.com
Wordpress - www.wordpress.org
Yammer - www.yammer.com

Examples of academic and research blogs

Academic blog portal - http://www.academicblogs.org
Adventures in Career Development - http://adventuresincareerdevelopment.posterous.com
alunsalt.com - http://alunsalt.com
Finds and Features - http://findsandfeatures.wordpress.com
Fresh and Crispy - http://blog.cpjobling.org
Love of History - http://constantinakatsari.wordpress.com
MicrobiologyBytes - http://www.microbiologybytes.com/blog
My exciting PhD journey! - http://elenaphd.wordpress.com
PhD Blog (dot) Net - http://phdblog.net
Research blogging - http://www.researchblogging.org
Science in the Open - http://cameronneylon.net
Science of the Invisible - http://scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com
Stanford blog directory - http://blog.stanford.edu
Starting out in Science - http://begsci.wordpress.com

Social networking services

Academia.edu - www.academia.edu
Facebook - www.facebook.com
Friendfeed - http://friendfeed.com
Graduate Junction - www.graduatejunction.net
LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com
MethodSpace - www.methodspace.com
MySpace - www.myspace.com
Nature Network - http://network.nature.com
ResearchGate - www.researchgate.net

Location based tools

Foursquare - http://foursquare.com
Gowalla - http://gowalla.com
Facebook Places - www.facebook.com/places

Social bookmarking, news and social citation tools

BibSonomy - www.bibsonomy.org
CiteULike - www.citeulike.com
delicious - www.delicious.com
Digg - http://digg.com/news
diigo - www.diigo.com
Mendeley - www.mendeley.com
Newsvine - www.newsvine.com
Reddit - www.reddit.com
Zotero - www.zotero.org

Research and writing collaboration tools

Dropbox - www.dropbox.com
Google Docs - http://docs.google.com
PBworks - http://pbworks.com
Wetpaint - www.wetpaint.com
Wikia - www.wikia.com
Wikispaces - www.wikispaces.com
Zoho Office Suite - www.zoho.com

Presentation sharing tools

Scribd - www.scribd.com
SlideShare - www.slideshare.net
Sliderocket - www.sliderocket.com

Project management, meeting and collaboration tools

Adobe Connect - www.adobe.com
Bamboo - www.bamboosolutions.com
Basecamp - http://basecamphq.com
BigBlueButton - http://bigbluebutton.org
Citrix GotoMeeting - www.gotomeeting.com
DimDim - www.dimdim.com
Elluminate - www.elluminate.com
Huddle - www.huddle.com
Skype - www.skype.com

Information management tools

Google Reader - www.google.com/reader
iGoogle - www.google.com/ig
Netvibes - www.netvibes.com
Pageflakes - www.pageflakes.com

Virtual worlds

Second Life - http://secondlife.com
OpenSim - http://opensimulator.org
World of Warcraft - http://eu.battle.net/wow

The main project page for Social media: A guide for researchers is here.


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