Stanford graduate student Jason Hoyt created Ologeez, a new paper discussion site. It's open to anyone with an ".edu" or ".ac.uk" email address. Deepak Singh checks it out. "It seems to take aim at building community around papers, drawing elements from other existing services, but in a mix and look n feel that appeal to me," he blogs.

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