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Social Networking and Anthropology: Sites to Cites

Posted by dlende on June 16, 2009

Besides the growing number of anthropology blogs, there is an emerging Internet infrastructure aimed at uniting anthropologists to do better work, make connections, and have a wider impact. If you know of more, please leave a comment!

Open Anthropology Cooperative
A place to converse, connect, and make a future for anthropology. Plenty of interest groups, advice and current events. Already 800 members strong.

Twitter Group – Anthropology and Twitter – Anthropologies
Get your tweet on! You can also join WeFollow: Anthropology or become a member in the Anthropology Twibe

World Anthropologies Network
Also called La Red de Antropologías del Mundo – linking anthropologists together, particularly in the US and Latin American

Moving Anthropology Student Network
“Students and scholars from more than 80 different countries have already become members of the MASN-community.”

LiveJournal Anthropologist Community
A site to network, discuss and find answers to questions you might have

Indigenous Caribbean Network
Like it sounds – sign up to network and more

Directory of Open Access Journals – Anthropology
Get your open access (yes, free!) articles on!

Research Blogging – Anthropology
Posts on substantive research, using the Research Blogging label

WikiProject – Anthropology
A group dedicated to improving Wikipedia’s coverage of anthropology

Delicious – Anthropology
Social bookmarks tagged with anthropology

Digg – Anthropology
Internet stories that were digged by a lot of people. You can also try StumbleUpon – Anthropology

The science and development network – looking at how to best promote responsible development around the world: “Through our website we give policymakers, researchers, the media and civil society information and a platform to explore how science and technology can reduce poverty, improve health and raise standards of living around the world.”

Scitable by Nature Education
Nature provides online tools and reading for learning about biology, with a focus on genetics: “A free science library and personal learning tool brought to you by Nature Publishing Group, the world’s leading publisher of science. Scitable currently concentrates ongenetics, the study of evolution, variation, and the rich complexity of living organisms.”

World Digital Library
Browse the entire world!

Global Anthropology Links
Maintained by the American Anthropological Association – explore by region as well as some international ones

Anthropology Resources
AAA’s comprehensive list of what you can find on the web, from organizations to museums to resources for teaching and more

“The goal of the Metagovernment project is to make the governance of any community as accessible as a free software project.”

Wikio – Anthropology
News your way… Wikio gives you a broad selection of the latest news

Google Reader – Anthropology
You need to register, but with Google reader you can follow all your favorite Internet feeds

netvibes ecosystem – Anthropology
Your guide to anthro widgets for your own netvibes web portal

cyberpursuits – Anthropology
Provides a feed on anthro-related articles

Technorati – Anthropology
The leader in following what’s happening in the blogosphere, see the latest on anthropology

CiteULike – Anthropology
A wiki-like public project, where people upload their favorite citations – a great resource

10 Responses to “Social Networking and Anthropology: Sites to Cites”

  1. Jenny Ryan said

    Encouraging cyberanthropologists to use and contribute to Webnographers.Org – a collaborative wiki for the organization of resources that provides, in effect, a cyberanthropologist’s toolkit, including: a directory of researchers, projects, organizations, conferences, and blogs; a library of pertinent books, articles, papers, syllabi, and videos; a list of useful tools for virtual field research; and a brainstorming section.

    Thanks for posting these!

  2. [...] June 17, 2009 by Dinah Thanks to Daniel at for sharing with us his recent post on websites and online tools that anthropologists can use to connect with one another. These sites [...]

  3. Very interesting resource page, thanks for putting it together, and thanks of course for the links as well.

  4. dlende said is another site that seems to be promoting social networking. Here’s a general Tribe – Anthropology. You can see other related tribes in the sidebar.

  5. [...]  How About Some Anthropology?  Daniel Lende at complied a list of social networking and other sites bringing anthropologists together to converse and share [...]

  6. Sara said

    Thanks for gathering all of these sources. Since you are linking the Directory of Open Access Journals–Anthropology, I thought you might be interested to add what Lorenz over created (an updated overview of Open Access Anthropology Journals. Here is its link:

  7. [...] Social Networking and Anthropology: Sites to Cites [...]

  8. NIFT said

    Thanks for the list, You can also add (Valid PR 4) social networking site that share & deliver News & enable user to publish & share their articles with other users.

  9. Very very good list of social networking sites. Probably the best so far i have seen on the internet.
    Thank you so much

  10. [...] connections can function in the best way possible is an anthropologist’s key ability. This interdisciplinary blog on the social sciences showcases several helpful articles and resources to help anthropologists [...]

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