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