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Old March 8, 2016   #17
Starlight
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Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
I will not sign onto "Academia.edu" for several reasons. "Academia.edu" is a for profit social media site. Please read the following article; Http://www.theatlantic.com/education...ishing/421047/

Also their domain name is deceptive. The following is from Wikipedia;
“Academia.edu is not a university or institution for higher learning and so under current standards it would not qualify for the ".edu" top-level domain. However, the domain name "Academia.edu" was registered in 1999, prior to the regulations requiring .edu domain names to be held solely by accredited post-secondary institutions. All .edu domain names registered prior to 2001 were grandfathered in, even if not an accredited post-secondary institution”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academia.edu#Domain_name

Thanks Starlight, the article might very well be valid, but I will be reading my research from elsewhere.
Dutch
Oh my!!!!! Thanks so much for the warning Dutch. Whew! Glad I didn't fill out any thing on that sign in info page. Guess it is a good thing sometimes to have an old computer and programs. I, and probably like others, saw the edu and thought it was a credited university.
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