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Trends of the year 2010: Linked-In and BioMedExperts

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2008 was the year of Enterprise 2.0.

2009 was the year of social networks.

2010 is the year of niche social networks: among them, Linked-in and Biomedexperts.

By helping users keep their business lives separate from vacation plans, baby pictures, and videos of kittens, LinkedIn provides a valuable professional resource for its 75 million users

BiomedExperts, which was developed by Collexis, provides a good example of how such sites operate. With 300,000 active users and 1.8 million prepopulated profiles (which are generated based on 10 years of published research data), the site is focused entirely on researchers in the biomedical field. Users can track professional connections, co-authors, and published papers to facilitate collaboration“.

Schiller, Kurt. Five trends shaking up the Internet. Information Today, October 2010. Online:


Written by hbasset

October 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm

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  1. Great article, but you’re missing one of the biggest players in the field of networked research data – Mendeley. With 500K researchers and over 40 million documents in the catalog, I think that at least merits a mention 😉

    Are you planning another blog post on this topic?

    Mr. Gunn

    October 6, 2010 at 6:03 pm

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