Call for Abstracts — Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures

Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures edited by Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, David Nieborg, and Fernando van der Vlist We invite submissions for a special issue of Computational Culture, a Journal of Software Studies, on “Apps and Infrastructures”. Excerpt This special issue of Computational Culture welcomes proposals and projects from scholars and practitioners from across different… Read more Call for Abstracts — Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures

Published: Historical website ecology. Analyzing past states of the web using archived source code

My contribution to the edited volume Web 25: Histories from the first 25 Years of the World Wide Web by Niels Brügger on historical source code analysis has officially been published! In this chapter I offer a historical perspective on the changing composition of a website over time. I propose to see the website as… Read more Published: Historical website ecology. Analyzing past states of the web using archived source code

Published: The Affordances of Social Media Platforms

My co-authored chapter on social media and affordances with Taina Bucher has officially been published! Download the pre-publication print PDF, June 2016. Bucher T and Helmond A (2018) The Affordances of Social Media Platforms. In: Burgess J, Poell T, and Marwick A (eds), The SAGE Handbook of Social Media, London: SAGE Publications, pp. 233–253. Please… Read more Published: The Affordances of Social Media Platforms

The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships

David Nieborg, Fernando van der Vlist and I would like to circulate the pre-print of our conference paper on ‘The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships’. [PDF: SMSociety17_paper_138_preprint.pdf]. Abstract Social media platform–industry partnerships are essential to understanding the politics and economics of social data circulating among platforms and third parties. Using Facebook as a… Read more The Political Economy of Social Data: A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships

The Data Sprint Approach: Exploring the field of Digital Humanities through Amazon’s Application Programming Interface

My co-authored article with David M. Berry, Erik Borra, Jean-Christophe Plantin and Jill Walker Rettberg on “The Data Sprint Approach: Exploring the field of Digital Humanities through Amazon’s Application Programming Interface” has been published in Digital Humanities Quarterly, Volume 9 Number 4. Abstract This paper documents the results of an intensive “data sprint” method for undertaking data and algorithmic work using application programming… Read more The Data Sprint Approach: Exploring the field of Digital Humanities through Amazon’s Application Programming Interface

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