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Purpose: The paper x-rayed the benefit and opportunities of academic social networking sites to academicians and researchers. The paper recommended that more funds should be injected into our public institutions and research centers across Nigeria, an alternative source of power supply, training, and re-training of academicians and researchers on the use of academic social networking sites.
Approach: the paper reviewed the literature to reveal the various types of academic social networking sites The literature reviewed factors militating against the use of academic social networking in Nigeria.
Findings: The paper showed that academic social networking sites play a key role in making academicians and researchers to increase their visibility and representation and this will further facilitate their research activities, information sharing, collaboration, information consumption, and knowledge updates on the trend in academic disciplines.
Originality/Value: This paper provided valuable insight into the varying types of academic social networking