Mathias Klang has introduced me to the social network site Academia.edu, and I liked it so much that I thought I would share it here. This website brings together academics and classifies them by university, department and research interest. I found the interface both pleasing to the eye and functional, although the fact that the tree is generated by the users means that it is filled with every conceivable sub-category of human thought. For example, I did not know that Gringo Studies and Comic Book Studies existed.
I am realising how narrow my research interest are, I will have to think hard to add some more. Are research interests the new Facebook friends?