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Post #1 Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:48 pm 
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Does anybody know anything about academia.edu? I have received a couple of emails from them recently that appear to be stealth marketing, although it seems to be free at the moment. Thanks. :)

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Post #2 Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:19 pm 
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From my experience, it is basically an academic Facebook. Just like Facebook, there's a slimy side (Big Data and all that), but it's also free and there are some definite uses (folks can post papers, invite people to an online session to discuss or comment on a paper, things like that).


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Post #3 Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Monadology wrote:
From my experience, it is basically an academic Facebook. Just like Facebook, there's a slimy side (Big Data and all that), but it's also free and there are some definite uses (folks can post papers, invite people to an online session to discuss or comment on a paper, things like that).


Many thanks. :)

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Post #4 Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:44 pm 
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FWIW, I have subscribed to one person’s publications there, never got any spam (unlike LinkedIn, which I have left meanwhile), I only get notifications of their new papers or updates to their papers.

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Post #5 Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:06 pm 
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Bonobo wrote:
FWIW, I have subscribed to one person’s publications there, never got any spam (unlike LinkedIn, which I have left meanwhile), I only get notifications of their new papers or updates to their papers.


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Post #6 Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:10 am 
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I think it's legit. I registered there for research while I was working on my thesis. The only mail I ever got from them since then are notifications about folks visiting my profile.


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Post #7 Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:53 am 
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I have an account on there, but I think I only updated it like once. I have to keep my info on other places anyway, though this one is actually quite a common search result. So, if you are on the market, it might be worth keeping it updated because people might easily find your info there searching your name.


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Post #8 Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 6:59 am 
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Revilo wrote:
I think it's legit. I registered there for research while I was working on my thesis. The only mail I ever got from them since then are notifications about folks visiting my profile.


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Post #9 Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:00 am 
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I have an account on there, but I think I only updated it like once. I have to keep my info on other places anyway, though this one is actually quite a common search result. So, if you are on the market, it might be worth keeping it updated because people might easily find your info there searching your name.


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Post #10 Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 7:01 am 
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Thanks again to everyone. :) I think I have a pretty good picture now.

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