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Where There Is No Vision, We Publish and Perish – Inside Higher Ed

Barbara Fister thoughtfully reflects on the limits of the recent JSTOR announcement and imagines the better world that so many are working to lay the foundations for.

Where There Is No Vision, We Publish and Perish – Inside Higher Ed.

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  1. Is that really a gigantic Roku advertisement, twice the size of your post, in your academic blog. Wow! Enterprising….

    September 12, 2011
    • Hi Adam. Thanks for noting this problem. The presence of the ads on my website (which is really just a free wordpress.com site) is a problem (for me, its a problem) that I only recently (this week) became aware of. I will be writing about it as soon as I am able and figuring out what to do about it asap. As a student of technology, new media, and social life will be better able to make sense of the big picture (the costs of “free” online services…) issues than I will be. I need to figure out many things about my individual case before I say more. For now, I’ll just note that I do not know how long ads have been part of the WP mix but that they are hidden from me when I look at my own posts. What I do know is that I am not part of any revenue sharing arrangement and that they thus must be part of the way that WP is making money on their free-to-users and free-to-readers service. More soon.

      September 12, 2011
    • I got up to speed on the new (new to me, at least) ad feature for wordpress.com. Other wordpress.com users can find out more about paying to turn them off by searching on the WP support page for “No Ads.” I have paid the fee so that the ads should disappear going forward. Sorry to trouble everyone with them.

      September 12, 2011

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