Just an image to show you how damn awesome the site Academia.edu is. So long as you have an academic email address e.g. something ending .ac.uk you can sign up and upload your essays, papers, thesis etc making these documents searchable online and downloadable by anyone – very cool, especially as it could get you a citation in someone else’s work. Even better is that you can follow certain subject interests and see all the cutting edge stuff as soon as it goes online. But the best and most interesting bit is that the site emails you whenever someone finds your paper, and tells you all sorts of interesting stats like what search terms they used, where they were from and what Google rank your essay has for each given search term. Because my BA dissertation was about swearing, I get some pretty funny keywords! Below are my stats from Feb-March. Enjoy!
To view either of my dissertations, go here: My Profile