Exploring the Virtual Space of Academia

@inproceedings{Menndez2012ExploringTV,
  title={Exploring the Virtual Space of Academia},
  author={Mar{\'i}a Men{\'e}ndez and Antonella De Angeli and Zeno Menestrina},
  booktitle={COOP},
  year={2012}
}
The aim of this chapter is to provide a view on how researchers present themselves in a social network specifically developed for supporting academic practices, how they share information and engage in dialogues with colleagues worldwide. We analysed data from 30,428 who have registered on a publicly available website to study the effect of academic position, university ranking and country on people’s behaviour. Results suggest that the virtual network closely mirrors physical reality… CONTINUE READING
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