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@clhendricksbc I have started to use Humanities Commons (hcommons.org/) - it has social features, but is non-commercial and scholar-run. You even get a DOI for everything you upload. Some things are still a bit awkward to use but they are very open to constructive criticism. Once I asked for a few minor features, and they were immediately implemented.

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This post by John Gruber (citing Dave Winer) about why Facebook is so problematic, is great:

daringfireball.net/2017/06/fuc

Not unexpected, but still a disaster.

BBC News - Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal' bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-4

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New research on how kids from lower socio-economic status communities think about digital privacy. I’m not surprised these kids have a much more nuanced and powerful understanding of privacy than most in tech. They think of the lack of digital privacy as structural discrimination which is a far more powerful framework than the individual responsibility model everyone else uses. journals.sagepub.com/eprint/x5 (open access!)

@dadegroot @dannysonwater Yes, same here; my university will launch an open access publishing arm soon. In the humanities, openlibhums.org is also a relevant player, endorsed by hundreds of universities. Finally, there is a growing "green open access" movement which means that people put preprints online (which is mostly allowed). Unpaywall.org offers a systematic way to access them.

This looks like an interesting alternative to traditional peer review. Wonder if it could be made to work in the peercommunityin.org/

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Jan-Werner Müller has a good piece in the NY review of books concerning the situation around the in . It's pretty depressing, to say the least. nybooks.com/daily/2017/05/20/h

"All of us, when we are uploading something, when we are tagging people, when we are commenting, we are basically working for Facebook".

bbc.com/news/business-39947942

By the way, if there are any humanities academics here that use .edu or , have a look at Humanities Commons (hcommons.org/). Not exactly a coop but non-profit and run by scholars, thus much less subject to the inherent conflicts of interest than the commercial academic social networking platforms.