Dr. Richard Price, Prize Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, writes:
“Together with a team of people from Stanford University and Cambridge University, I’ve just launched a website, www.academia.edu, which does two things:
– It displays academics around the world in a ‘tree diagram’ format, displaying which institution/department they are affiliated with.
– It enables researchers to keep track of the latest developments in their field – the latest people and papers.
“We hope that the site will eventually list every academic in the world — Faculty members, Post-Docs, and Graduate Students. People can add their departments, and themselves, to the tree by clicking on the arrows.
“Academia.edu is getting some traction. Over 9,000 academics have joined Academia.edu in the last two months. Some professors on the site include:
– Richard Dawkins – http://oxford.academia.edu/RichardDawkins
– Stephen Hawking – http://cambridge.academia.edu/StephenHawking
– Paul Krugman – http://princeton.academia.edu/PaulKrugman
– Noam Chomsky – http://mit.academia.edu/NoamChomsky
“We’re trying to spread the word about Academia.edu as much as possible. It would be terrific if you could visit the site, and add yourself to your department on the tree. If your university is not there, you can add it by clicking on the arrows coming out of the university boxes.”