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new online social network for academics

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I thought that Academici, the new academic online network, below, might
interest many of you.  As you can tell from their interface, they have
licensed OpenBC's technology platform.  Contact information for the company
is below.







________________________________________

David Teten

Nitron Advisors, LLC ( www.NitronAdvisors.com )

Circle of Experts ( www.CircleOfExperts.net )

Providing institutional investors with access to frontline industry experts

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  -----Original Message-----

  From: Klaas Brumann [mailto:[log in to unmask]]

  Sent: 05 March 2005 11:37

  To: [log in to unmask]

  Cc: 'Scott Allen'



  Dear David and Scott, here come the first academic online social

  network:

  "academici. The Virtual Academy".



  For immediate release

  Key Words: openBC, private club, academic communities, scientific

  publishing.

  "academici. The Virtual Academy"





  Birmingham, Cambridge, Hamburg, 7 March 2005. During the past two

  years, one of the fastest growing business trends on the

 internet has

  been social networking, with over 20 million registered

 users on the

  top five on-line social networks. Now eggheads are getting

 their own

  exclusive club. British start-up company academici Ltd., is

 launching

  the first networking platform exclusive to higher education and

  scientific research at www.academici.ac <outbind://258/www.academici.ac> .

  Prof Dr Markus Vinzent (University of Birmingham), one of

 the founders

  of academici, states "Academici is about networking with

 academics and

  researchers across continents and about content,

 facilitating (free of

  charge) the exchange of ideas, discussing research findings."

  Prof Vinzent expects academici to thrive where, according to him

  internet portals and websites fail: by virtue of the interaction of

  and communication between its members.



  Academics often work worlds apart even when in the same location.

  University websites have not necessarily been designed to

 facilitate

  co-operation.

  Academici.ac has been set up to promote co-operation across

  disciplines.

  Klaas Brumann, Head of Countries at Academici, is convinced

 that the

  network will help to overcome these so-called "structural

 holes". Mr

  Brumann points out that a key feature of this network, the

 fact that

  membership is free, will facilitate networking for people in higher

  education and scientific research institutes.



  Dr Jonathan Grix, co-founder of 'academici', believes that such

  software "can function as a form of intranet for local, national or

  international societies by linking all members of a given

 society with

  one another on an interactive platform, thereby producing

 an on-line

  community with the potential to generate social capital between

  members". The opportunities for cross-fertilisation between

 academic

  disciplines and cross-disciplinary collaboration are unlimited.



  Leading academics and scientists are now joining 'academici.

  The Virtual Academy' at www.academici.ac <outbind://258/www.academici.ac>
. The Technical

 University of

  Chemnitz, Germany, is one of the first to sign up a "corporate

  membership". A number of scholarly societies and scientific

 publishers

  have committed to moderate academic forums and publishing boards on

  www.academici.ac <outbind://258/www.academici.ac> , the launch of which
will be announced by

 Academici

  within the next few weeks.



  __________________________________________



  About academici Ltd.



  academici Ltd is a privately funded company. Its aim is to

 operate an

  online social network for academics and scientists, improving

  communication across disciplines and across borders. The

 platform also

  offers links and forums with a number of free services useful to

  academics.



  For press enquiries:

  Lic. Klaas Brumann

  Academici Limited

  1050 Pershore Rd, Sally Oak

  Birmingham West Midlands

  B29 7PX United Kingdom

  Tel +44 8700 110131

  Fax  +44 8700 110241

  Email k.brumann[at]academici.com



  Basic membership is free and with no time limit. As a journalist /

  publishing contact I would like to invite you!

  With this invitation link

  http://academici.pc.openbc.com/go/invuid/Klaas_Brumann you

 can enjoy

  premium features one month for free (no charges and no

 obligations at

  ANY point now or in future). I would very much appreciate

 you joining

  my network on academici.



  __________________________________________



  The Management Team:



  Markus Vinzent is H.G. Wood Professor at the University of

 Birmingham.

  He holds a Doctorate from the Ludwig Maxilian's University

 in Munich

  with his Habilitation at the University of Heidelberg. Prof Dr

  Vinzent's research interests cover Social Networking; Intercultural

  Communication; Diversity Management; Management in Higher Education

  (including Rankings, Benchmarking, Bologna Process); International

  Human Resource Management, Post-post modern Critical

 Theory; History

  of Cultural Encounters in Europe; Philosophy of Religion

 and Culture.

  Prof Vinzent counts on many years of experience in the

 field of higher

  education marketing and graduate recruitment. He has been

 called one

  of the leading visionaries in connecting higher education

 to business.





  Otto Vinzent was founder and Managing Director of

 Uni-Partners GmbH.

  Mr Vinzent is one of the leading business figures in the

 Continental

  European academic recruitment market and in the interface between

  higher education and business.





  Tobias Conrad, is one of the managing directors of

 academici Ltd. He

  previously worked for the Marketing Society of the University of

  Hamburg and for Uni-Partners GmbH, Germany. He has a PhD in

 progress

  at the University of Birmingham. He holds an MBA from University of

  Hamburg, Germany, and is one of the founders of academici.





  Klaas Brumann is an economist (Lic Eco) from the Universidad

  Regiomonatana, Mexico where he received an academic scholarship for

  outstanding achievement. He is currently undertaking postgraduate

  research in 'online social networking for business' at the

  University of Liverpool.

  Brumann has set-up and run technology and service companies in

  Mexico, the USA, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Britain. He lives in

  Cambridge, UK and has many years of experience in international

  business development in software, media and internet businesses

  serving distinguished international blue chips like Canon, Compaq,

  HP, NEC Packard Bell, Xerox.





  Dr Jonathan Grix is Senior Lecturer in German Politics and Research

  Methodology at the University of Birmingham and co-founder of

  'academici'.

  He has published widely on politics, contemporary history, German

  Studies, intercultural communication, research methods and

  sociological themes, including work on 'social capital'

  and 'social networking'.





  David Rivier is in charge of on-line business development at

  academici. Mr Rivier holds a Masters degree (high honours) in ICT

  management from Limoges'

  University.  He is currently writing his MBA thesis on Online

  Communities at Montpellier Graduate Institute of Business (Groupe

  Sup de Co Montpellier).

  He worked previously as junior country web manager for HP in the

  EMEA e-business team, and has been internet project manager or

  business analyst for several IT consultancies and Internet

  start-ups.







  With kind regards



  Klaas Brumann



  Cambridge, CB4 1ZP, UK

  Tel +44 8700 114911

  Skype kbrumann

  Email [log in to unmask]



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  subject to approval and subject to change without notice. If you

  have received it in error, please delete it from your system, do not

  use or disclose the information in any way, and notify me

  immediately. The contents of this message may contain personal views

  which are not the views of the company, unless specifically stated.



  Copyright 2005 Academici Limited









________________________________________

David Teten

Nitron Advisors, LLC ( www.NitronAdvisors.com )

Circle of Experts ( www.CircleOfExperts.net )

Providing institutional investors with access to frontline industry experts

________________________________________

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Skype IM/VOIP phone: dteten

direct: [1] 212-329-1010, main: [1] 212-329-1020

cell: [1] 917-355-5726, private efax: [1] 815-642-0480

3 West 35th Street, 7th floor

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