LinkedIn when I was working as an environmental scientist, and wanted to network with colleagues in the private sector. I then joined Academia.edu when I started my PhD, to follow the work of my academic colleagues. I've since discovered ResearchGate, which is supposed to be a better collaboration tool than Academia.edu. I also use Mendeley as my reference manager, and they have intergrated a social networking profile into their software too! But I can't decide whether it's a waste of time or not to maintain all these profiles! Do people normally have this many profiles? Is one really better than the other?I don't know about you, but I've signed up to a couple of networking websites and am wondering whether just to keep one, or all updated. I joined
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Dr Caitlin Syme is a palaeontologist who recently finished her PhD at The University of Queensland, studying the taphonomy (preservation state) of fossil non-avian dinosaurs, crocodiles and fish from the Winton Formation, Queensland, Australia. Think forensic science or CSI for fossils, and you're on the right track!
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