A colleague just pointed out a newish scientific networking site called BiomedExperts that does some things I've been halfheartedly thinking about doing myself quite nicely. Mainly, they do a good job:
- rapidly digging your publications out of Pubmed for you (with a little guidance)
- showing off the connections to other people that these publications display
Their network exploration applet worked great for me and was fun to use. I have to say that is probably the first time I've ever been able to say that about a graph viewing applet.. The geo-view of my network wasn't as good, but was still kind of cool. Pics below.
If anyone knows of some, I'd be curious to hear of other science-niche social networks.