Researchers have a tendency to form close knit communities with other researchers working in the same field. Connecting with other researchers in the community can help increase your visibility and help you forge ties that may lead to collaboration in the future. Social media is a good place to start networking. Apart from Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, there are some community forums exclusively catering to researchers. Academia.edu and Researchgate are forums that the researcher community uses. Additionally, you can try to attend conferences in your field and use the opportunity to network with other researchers in your field.
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