This social platform was created specifically with data scientists in mind in an effort to increase collaboration in their field. Data.wold is an invitation-only social networking site that emphasizes a linked, open, secure and social community. Focusing purely on data, data.world is also a public benefit corporation with a social cause to enhance education in this area. With a goal to transform research, the network contains almost one thousand datasets that are publicly available, machine-readable and discoverable for collaborative purposes.
Data.world gives data scientists a way to connect over the same information. Although it is currently exclusive, a public launch is planned for later in 2016. This is just one very specific example of how connectivity can be used to improve research.