Should This Be the Last Thing You Read on Academia.edu? | Gary Hall – Academia.edu

But just as Airbnb and Uber are parasitic on the public ‘infrastructure and the investment’ that was ‘made by cities a generation ago’ (roads, buildings, street lighting, etc.),12 so  Academia.edu has a parasitical relationship to the public education system, in that these academics are labouring for it for free to help build its privately-owned for-profit platform by providing the aggregated input, data and attention value.

Source: Should This Be the Last Thing You Read on Academia.edu? | Gary Hall – Academia.edu

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