- Academia.edu, which is one of a number of social network resources for educators, announced that it would retool its profile pages, giving professors and researchers more options for organizing how their work is displayed.
- CEO Richard Price characterized the move as a shift "away from a world where the journal industry sits between the academic and the audience” and more in step with current social media trends.
- Work can be divided up across sections covering published papers, drafts, book reviews and conference presentations, and a new box will allow academics to note career highlights.
From the article:
"... The company’s CEO Richard Price says that academics are starting to want more of a direct connection with their audiences. So Academia.edu’s new profiles let researchers showcase their best work and track analytics on views and followers.
Academics can now organize their research into different sections with places for published papers, drafts, book reviews and conference presentations. There’s also a new bio box at the top of the profile where they can show key career achievements. In addition, there is a section where they can link to their profiles on other sites like LinkedIn or Twitter. ..."