The Facebook scandal won’t end the infuriating allure of academic social media | THE Opinion
lkfitz's bookmarks 2018-04-06
"At the same time, things are never quite as they seem. I strongly suspect that if I do click on ResearchGate’s offer, I will be asked to suggest to the author that he upload his new article to the platform – and then he’ll get annoyed at having to explain that the piece is not open access and the publisher might not like it. ResearchGate is also in the habit of suggesting to me that somebody referenced something I wrote, only for it to turn out that this somebody has merely cited a book I once reviewed. They didn’t even read my review; perhaps they didn't even know it existed."