Social networking is not just about promotoing rock bands to the kids on MySpace. Now, the science journal Nature has set up an online social networking community for scientists called Nature Network Boston. It is a meeting place for Boston scientists to gather, talk and find out about the latest local scientific news and events.
Why focus on just one city? Nature writes: “We believe that science benefits from local interactions and collaborations, especially in Boston where so much good research goes on just down the street or across the river. But do you really know what that lab down the street is actually doing? Nature Network Boston will help you find that out. We aim to foster new ways for you to meet and get to know your neighbors.” I think this is a brilliant idea! Scientists need to interact more, it is via communication and sharing of knowledge that innovation takes place! To find out more, please visit Nature Network Boston.