At least as far as those pesky edu-macated types are concerned.
A couple of grad students have started a social networking site. Shocking, I know. But there is a hook. The aim of the site is to help coordinate graduate researchers in similar fields in order to start building contacts for later research projects.
It seems pretty low-key right now (not many people have found it, I assume). So here I am doing my small (very small) part. I am providing a link!
If any geologist types decide to join, feel free to look up the group I am creating. "Foreland Basins Discussion Group" (the only group with "beer" as a search word).
On a side note. There is a disturbing trend in the geo web-o-sphere. On the new social networking site "Graduate Junction" there is an appalling lack of geologists (~20, including me). More disturbing still is the lack of sedimentary geologists (~5, though 2 counted only as a half). When compared with Physics (60), Biology (67), and Chemistry (105!!!) it is clear we are underrepresented.
Don't let those test-tube cleaning, frog squeezing, Higgs-boson huggers beat us out. There is a reason why our meetings are awesome! Show your geologic pride!
BTW I apologize for the sparse posts (to anybody reading this). I have been trying to write the dread tome known as "The Thesis". But on the advice of 10 Million Years of Solitude's own Jeannette. I am stepping back (at least for the evening).
When phrases like "previous workers attempts have had all the subtlety of a hammer hitting a tea-cup" start sneaking into the manuscript it is time for a break. Though I still find that sentence amusing (if not a wee bit over-exaggerated).