The role of social networking in biological databases

You’d have to be hiding under a rock to not know of social networking sites like FaceBook or MySpace.

But you might not be familiar with social networking tools like Ning which let anyone set up their own social network.

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about what role social networking might play in biological databases.

Can we use these tools to foster communication between researchers? What about using them to connect researchers collaborating on large projects who are geographically distributed?

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