In the latest science news, it was recently announced that scientists created a new carbon nanotube fiber that appears and behaves just like normal thread used in clothing but conducts heat and electricity just as a metal wire would. That is a pretty big deal. And I heard about it for the first time through professional social sites.
There is a 90 percent chance that you, the reader, is on a social networking site because 90 percent of United States internet users are. There are social networking sites to keep in touch with your friends and family and there are professional social sites aimed specifically at professional networking. Professionally based networking sites help professionals extend their network and share their achievements. One of the best aspects of professional social sites is the ability to get professional opinions from around the world on a topic in a specific forum. This can be especially valuable when your profession is science based. Science is knowledge based on observable facts, tests, arranged and communicated in a uniform format. Science does not change no matter where in the world you are, what language you speak or which culture you are from. Professional social sites aimed specifically at scientists are an especially valuable forum for communication. And it is a forum spreading to the masses like wildfire.
Professional social sites provide science answers to science questions. Professional social sites can help you announce science events and post scientific research articles. Professional social sites can help find a new job or a new employee. Professional social sites can alert you to opportunities you might otherwise have missed. It is about time for everyone to get on professional social sites. They are the wave of the future. Just as advertising has gone from billboards to the internet, networking is gradually utilizing the internet as much as it is utilizing the conference rooms. Helpful research also found here.