Through the college mail I received a request today to consider a new social site called Academici. A quick glance without logging in tells me it's a networking area, directed at finding other academics working in the same area, and contacting them.
And all this for only Euro 5.95 a month. For free, you don't get to search, but you get to put in your own information and invite friends - so you may contribute content for free, but can not find it.
This looks like a rather standard contact site set-up, only with a clear target group: academics. Not a silly thought, really, but I can find so many people online for free, do I need this as well?