In the current issue of Lab Manager Magazine, Gloria Metrick provides an overview of the blogs, discussion boards, Wikis, and online social networking and data sharing sites available to laboratory professionals. (

"We have already seen that new technologies come and go, but good content and good connections seem to be what keep people interested in coming to a site and remaining part of it. A site that cannot provide useful content on a consistent basis is just not that interesting, no matter how cutting edge it is," says Metrick.

Are there sites you have found with particularly useful content? Are they research, career or socially focused? Care to share?