David Bradley posts on Sciencebase about a question he put up on LinkedIn asking for opinions on how science might benefit from social media. The post is a nice roundup of the responses he got. People said web 2.0 tools make it easier to find collaborators, perform more mining of information, finding new internship opportunities, and more.

 

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