As we are all academics in training, it is extremely beneficial to have a website that it essentially social networking for academics and their work.
Academic.edu is a website exactly for that. Academics make profiles through either Facebook, Google+ or email and they’re then able to share their own papers and follow any research fields they’re interested in. Since the website launch in 2008, 31 million people have registered and with over 8 million uploaded text, you’re more than likely to come across a paper that sparks your interest.
What does that mean for us Media students? Using this website we are able to observe other academics work that you have mutual interest with. Therefore being able to broaden your field and interact with likeminded academics to engage with and learn from. This website is also an ideal website to cite/reference from if you were to find an argument you wished to include in your essay.