I have spent two days scanning and uploading almost thirty-five years of writing to one place: Academia.edu. This site is like a ‘Facebook’ for academics. Over the brief period I uploaded my publications some 60 people have viewed articles that I have written. It’s most satisfying to see notification of who is reading what. And I have made two academic friends as we connect and share inquiries.
I have now uploaded over 80 articles. These mostly exclude the ravings and pontifications posted here on my pogus.tumblr. The accompanying graph (here) shows how traffic to view my writing gained a significant lift as I began uploading sixty articles that had not been automatically identified by the Academia system.
Another nice feature of Academia is that all the documents are immediately available to the viewer through Scribd. No need to download the documents! Furthermore, you can link to the document view in a URL from another site.
The visitor can view:
The profile of an academic: their institution, academic interest, recent publications and activities: http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu
A list of all publications with abstracts, keywords, view and download capability: http://unitec.academia.edu/PeterMellalieu/Papers
My top ten visitors
These are the ‘top ten’ items that visitors have viewed so far. The figures show 30 day views, All time views