Facebook for Scientists
A university consortium has been awarded $12,200,000 to create a social/collaborative network for scientists and researchers, a "Facebook for scientists." The funding is from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Institutions involved are the University of Florida, Cornell, Indiana University, Weill Cornell Medical College, Washington University, the Scripps Research Institute, and the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. More information is available here.
$12,200,000! We already have social network tools for scientists, and I've written about a few:
And, I am sure there are others.