I recently ran a poll on Twitter about social media platforms for research. For a long time, I kept both my ResearchGate and Academia.edu profiles up to date, but I always preferred the interface of ResearchGate, even though I’ve had my Academia.edu for a longer time. I wondered if this is just a matter of personal taste, so I ran this poll and learned that for many researchers, Twitter has everything we need. The winning platform of the poll was ResearchGate, and it looks like Academia.edu is pretty much abandoned.
Here’s the poll and its wake: