Google Scholar used for spam?

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I have just received a citation alert from the Google Scholar system as I was cited in

Interestingly, the alert did not come from the First Monday journal directly but from a paper on (see the excerpt below). To me it seems that is abusing First Monday material on their site. Their URL redirects to This must be spam.

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D Geifman, DR Raban, R Sheizaf
Abstract Prediction Markets are a family of Internet–based social
computing applications,
which use market price to aggregate and reveal information and opinion
from dispersed
audiences. The considerable complexity of these markets inhibited the
full realization of *…*

When I last checked, Google Scholar redirected to the spam site. However, I cannot find the insurancetribe version among the indexed versions now :

3 thoughts on “Google Scholar used for spam?

    Emilio Ferrara said:
    May 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    The same occurred to me today as well. Not only the “cited by” Google Scholar reminder, but also the “new articles” feature seems to be affected by the spamming website.

    Finn Årup Nielsen responded:
    May 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I wonder if it was the same site or another. I suppose that Google might already have removed it since it does not appear in their web index.

    Finn Årup Nielsen responded:
    May 19, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Today is yet another. It goes to: firstmonday. kidwireless. xyz/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/3203/3019

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