A blog post at Open Access News points out the recent addition of social networking tools to BioMed Central's web site. They've added the option to post articles found there to popular information aggregators like Connotea and Digg. It's a bandwagon worth getting on, according to the author, since it could be a great way to encourage discussion and even collaborative research.

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