Social media alternatives for scholarship

This is a post for noting interesting discussion and potential alternatives involving social media and scholarship. By “alternative” I mean alternatives to giving away scholarly work to private for-profit owners. Thanks to Anthony Ross-Hellauer for inspiring this line of discussion arising from the SSRN sellout to Elsevier of May 2016.

After SSRN: Hallmarks of Trust for Subject Repositories

What about platform cooperatives? The basic idea is instead of the person or organization building a platform owning everything, ownership is shared with those to contribute to the service. An article describing this approach here:

Cite as:

Morrison, H. (2016). Social media alternatives for scholarship. Sustaining the Knowledge Commons / Soutenir Les Savoirs Communs. Retrieved from


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.