Connotea to Shut Down

Connotea, Nature's social bookmarking site, is to be shut down, according to a post by Grace Baynes, the head of corporate communications at Nature Publishing Group, at the Schemes and Memes blog.

The service began in 2004 when, Baynes says, "there were no social media tools for scientists." Now, though, Facebook and Twitter as well as the more science-specific CiteUlike and ReadCube have proliferated.

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