opinion: Academia.edu

For the second posting on the  academic social media tools, I want to look at Academic.edu.

This was one of the first I started using and still one of my favourite.

- can post papers, teaching materials, links

- really good for getting Google hits
- the range  disciplines of people who follow your work is actually very diverse. Is often from when you start using it.
- quite well established
-it has analytics features in particular about where someone has googled one of your papers and the keywords used.