I also want to note that although I agree with Fitzpatrick’s claim about Academia.edu and support the work they are doing at the MLA Commons, I believe ,for some odd reason, people feel safer when they pay for a service. Returning to trust–many have a false sense that if they pay for a service they can trust them with their information.( I wonder about the cultural and political influences that encourage people to believe this). Secondly, in universities outside of the US, a service such as academia.edu is the only service available to scholars to publish their work to an international audience. This brings me to my suggestion for the syllabus: How does the DH world outside of the US work around power, precarity, and care? Here I am thinking of DHSI and the University of Victoria, BC, Canada, or other DH leading universities abroad. I wonder if we can find a project or paper on the international DH plane that speaks to our topic.