Work interests: Providing NPO social network for better research communication
Affiliation/website: Serving all members of the Research Cooperative
Preferred contact method: Other (details below)
Preferred contact language(s): English
Contact: email (researchcooperative atto gmail dotto com)
Favourite publications: PJ Matthews and J Akamine, eds. (2004) Research Writing in Japan: Personal, Cultural, and Practical Perspectives, Senri Ethnological Reports No. 49. National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.
A chronological record of activities inside the networkEvery member of the Research Cooperative has a "Timeline" tab on his or her public Profile page.
Initially, only you can see the Timeline on your profile.
If you allow others to "Follow" your profile, they can also see the Timeline of your activities.
If you "Follow" another member, you will be able to see that persons' Timeline when you visit his or her profile page. You will also see their Timeline entries in your own Timeline.
How does it work?
The Timeline provides a chronological list of messages related to your profile and activities in the network.
This can include short messages left directly on your Timeline, using the message entry box provided.
Other items (e.g. a photo, or a page) added to your profile can be included in the Timeline by clicking on the check box next to the item of interest.
The Timeline also includes links to your discussion messages anywhere in the network, in the discussion threads of our focus groups, for example.
Why have Timelines?
They provide an intuitive way for us to navigate through the network, through the activities of other members we are following.
They also help us keep track of our own activities in other areas of the network, outside our own Profile page.