Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 726. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: John Naughton
Subject: Academia.edu (23)  From: Ken Friedman Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.718: research training online? (90) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-04-02 10:46:05+00:00 From: John Naughton Subject: Academia.edu Dear Willard Just want to signal my agreement with Gabriel Egan’s objections to being expected to read stuff on Academia.edu (http://Academia.edu). It’s a bit like LinkedIn for academics. And just as manipulative. My general rule: any service offering a Google or Facebook sign-in is either careless or questionable. In the age of surveillance capitalism only the paranoid survive! John ----- Professor John Naughton Director, Press Fellowship Programme Wolfson College, Cambridge e: email@example.com w: memex.naughtons.org & www.theguardian.com/technology/series/networker -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-04-02 08:49:03+00:00 From: Ken Friedman Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.718: research training online? Dear Prof. Egan, For the most part, I've been quite happy with Academia. I don't see what makes them dodgy. They are a private company offering a service. I don't maintain a web site, so I have no place to put the material on the World Wide Web. I'll be happy to send these materials to anyone who wishes to make them available on their web site. As an intermediate step, I'll send Willard the documents. If he wishes to distribute them to the Humanist List as attachments, that's fine with me. People can only do so much with their time. I do research. I edit a journal, which is available open access on the World Wide Web. I make my own documents and teaching resources available on Academia. I'm not prepared to manage a web site just so that people who don't like Academia can read me. Nearly 6,000 people follow me on Academia with over 1,000,000 views and downloads of my different papers over the years. That's a reasonable audience. No matter how much work I do, I can never catch up on my reading, and I rarely finish the articles and books I ought to be writing. Managing a web site is a burden I will avoid. Warm wishes, Ken Friedman Ken Friedman, Ph.D., D.Sc. (hc), FDRS | Editor-in-Chief | è®¾è®¡ She Ji. The Journal of Design, Economics, and Innovation | Published by Tongji University in Cooperation with Elsevier | URL: http://www.journals.elsevier.com/she-ji-the- journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/ Chair Professor of Design Innovation Studies | College of Design and Innovation | Tongji University | Shanghai, China ||| Eminent Scholar | College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning | University of Cincinnati ||| Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Academia https://tongji.academia.edu/KenFriedman | D&I http://tjdi.tongji.edu.cn > On 2020Apr 1, at 10:08, Humanist wrote: > > Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 718. > Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London > Hosted by King's Digital Lab > www.dhhumanist.org > Submit to: email@example.com > > > > > Date: 2020-03-31 09:25:36+00:00 > From: Gabriel Egan > Subject: Re: [Humanist] 33.710: research training online > > Dear Ken Friedman > > I'd like to take a look at your intriguing > materials on research training announced on > Humanist. > > But you've put them on http://academia.edu so > I'd have to do one of the following: > > i) Tell Academia.Edu my email address > > ii) Create an Academia.Edu account > > iii) Create a Google account > > iv) Create a Facebook account > > I don't want to do any of these things. Why > don't you just put your stuff on the free > (Open Source, Open Access, Open Standards) > WorldWide Web rather than giving it to a > dodgy private company that has a distinctly > spurious claim to its ".edu" top-level-domain > name? > > Regards > > Gabriel > > > -- > ________________________________________________________________________ > Professor Gabriel Egan, De Montfort University. www.gabrielegan.com > Director of the Centre for Textual Studies http://cts.dmu.ac.uk > National Teaching Fellow http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/ntfs > Gen. Ed. New Oxford Shakespeare http://www.oxfordpresents.com/ms/nos _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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