Web 2.0/Social media tools for scientists

@Berci asked: "Will talk about science 2.0 for scientists on Wednesday. Any suggestions what to cover beside the obvious things (RSS, Twitter, etc.)?"

Beyond the obvious:

- Google Docs for manuscript collaboration and data sharing.

- Google Trends for research. We have some very interesting data from Google Trends regarding prevalence of allergic diseases - it is very useful for hypothesis generation and is free. Google Trends use does not require an IRB approval or patient consent and therefore the research process can be quicker.

- Google Chrome has become my preferred browser, I don't store many files locally, work from the cloud (Google Docs) and move bookmarks between computers.


Video: Google Docs in Plain English.

Updated: 02/12/2010

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