I’m putting up the following – might be of interest, as a tree-network of academics worldwide. Interestingly, this is quite like Facebook, Bebo, and other social networking sites; but minus the advertising and irritating clutter, instead being more smooth and easy to look at and use. The way it’s set up and organised is admirably clever too.
I’m a prize fellow in philosophy at All Souls College Oxford, where I recently finished my D.Phil on the philosophy of perception.
I’ve just launched a website, www.academia.edu, which does two things:
– It displays academics around the world in a ‘tree’ format, according to what university/department they are affiliated with.
My hope for the site is that it will list every academic – Faculty members, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students – in the world, and display where they are working. I also hope people will use the site to keep track of what people in their field are working on.
I’m trying to spread the word about http://www.academia.edu, so, if you have a minute, please visit the site, and add yourself to your department. (Or add your department/university to the tree if it is not there already; it is easy to add a university or department by clicking on the arrows).
And do spread the word to your friends and colleagues if you can.
Dr. Richard Price,
All Souls College,