I suppose you’ve seen this site on the news or perhaps links have floated your way on the webs of inter. The idea behind this site is that “It displays academics around the world in a tree format, according to what university/department they are affiliated with.” It also allows you to have a profile page where you can upload your CV, research interests, publications etc
So, Facebook for academics? Not quite. There are some social networking functions but unfortunately the main focus is on the tree, not the people. I’ve signed up, just to give it a try, and so far the experience isn’t very positive.