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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

As others have already said, this is not something that is entirely under our control. Depending on the institution, there may - or may not - be a person who is specifically tasked with keeping these ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

Many good answers, one thing I would add is just the idea of pasr historical biases. People who have taught since 1996 are less likely to have their own GitHub. Compare them to young aspiring people ...
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Creating a website while a PhD student?

I think it's a great idea, and I would say especially as early as prior to starting a Ph.D.! Since you mention talking about mathematics to a wider audience -- I think there's a side benefit to ...
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Creating a website while a PhD student?

If you want to be in academia, a decent personal website is a must. In almost any interaction you have (applying for an internship, people interested in your work, potential collaborations etc), your ...
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Creating a website while a PhD student?

Instead of starting with some website you may use i.e. Github. Then create a separate repositories for things you already mentioned (CV, contact info etc.) and private repo(s) to brainstorm your ideas,...
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Creating a website while a PhD student?

Yes, it might be good to do that. However, there are two caveats (at least) First, keep it professional. Web pages can have a long life and things can come back to haunt you. Second, don't get so tied ...
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Creating a website while a PhD student?

I think this decision will have very little impact on your near-term career personally. That said, if you think you will enjoy making a webpage, and would like for somewhere for your CV and thoughts ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

Given most of the previous "complications" and issues already considered, many scholars tend to use nowdays other "technologies" instead, that are much easier to use. Among them I ...
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Professional website --- Personal *and* Institutional?

This question is likely to get closed because it depends on your exact circumstances, but I think it's possible to list some parameters that may help answer it. The list below is not comprehensive. ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

The other answerers have covered most of the reasons. Elaborating on two problem areas that I find personally compelling: University administrators and history of this technology. I started ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

The question should be Why are so many professors' websites out of date? and the answer, somewhat tongue-in-cheek is: Because nobody has updated them. The reason for that is, generally, that people ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

The real question is: Why do professors have a website in the first place? Consider the value proposition -- and then how priorities and technologies change through their career and you get a recipe ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

Most academics have more things to complete than they have time to complete them. Some of this work is stuff they're immensely interested in doing (e.g. carrying out work on their key research topics);...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

Various reasons: Sadly, course content is becoming a walled garden. When I was a student, many professors had a page with their own course notes; today the same course notes are more often hosted on ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

Effort and reward. Effort: Updating a website takes effort. Maybe a lot of effort (see Daniel's excellent answer), maybe a little less. But not everyone knows how to update their site, and there's no ...
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Why are so many professors' websites out of date?

As an example, my "official professorial" web page is on my college's website. The institution formally controls what's published there, such that any change has to go through multiple ...
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