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Date of this Version

Spring 7-23-2023

Document Type



Research article for publications


The article presents findings on the usage, demographics, and correlation of Academic Social Networking Sites (ASNSs) among faculties in Bangalore University and Tumkur University. The study found that there is a high level of usage of ASNSs and Social Networking Sites (SNSs) among faculties in both universities, with slight gender and subject-wise variations in their usage. The study also investigated the awareness and usage of various ASNSs and SNSs, finding that ResearchGate and are more commonly used ASNSs among faculties compared to SNSs. Additionally, the study found a positive correlation between increased information sharing and consumption through ASNSs and more opportunities for collaborative research activities among faculties from both universities. Overall, the study suggests that the usage patterns of ASNSs and SNSs among faculties may have implications for research collaboration and scholarly reputation.