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Can’t tweet or won’t tweet? What are the reasons behind low adoption of web 2.0 tools by researchers?

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Evidence from the Research Information Network suggests many UK academics are reluctant to adopt web 2.0 tools for their work, worried that such tools are not seen as credible or useful. 

Marie Ennis-O’Connor‘s insight:

lack of time to try new tools and lack of institutional incentives to make time to use them;their value not being made clear or the tools not being seen as credible;concerns around sharing ideas and data online;

For researchers in developing countries there are also serious legal, cultural, technological, and language barriers to adopting web 2.0 tools for collaboration and knowledge-sharing.

See on blogs.lse.ac.uk

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