On September 23, 2015 I will publicly defend my dissertation ‘The web as platform: Data flows in social media’ at the University of Amsterdam. Read the English summary/Nederlandse samenvatting or download the full dissertation as PDF (43Mb). Abstract This dissertation looks into the history of Web 2.0 as “the web as platform” (O’Reilly 2004) and… Read more The web as platform: Data flows in social media
An English version of this text has appeared in the Internet Policy Review. Een nieuwe versie van deze tekst is verschenen in de Correspondent. Heb je de nieuwe Data Policy van Facebook al gelezen? Of heeft u, net als vele gebruikers, de notificatie bovenaan in de nieuwsfeed zonder te lezen weggeklikt en de email van Facebook genegeerd? Onderzoek… Read more De nieuwe gebruikersvoorwaarden van Facebook: Like of Dislike?
My co-authored article, with colleagues Esther Weltevrede and Carolin Gerlitz, has been published in Theory, Culture & Society Abstract This paper inquires in the politics of real-time in online media. It suggests that real-time cannot be accounted for as a universal temporal frame in which events happen, but explores the making of real-time from a… Read more The Politics of Real-time: A Device Perspective on Social Media Platforms and Search Engines
Last month, Twitter announced the acquisition of Gnip, one of the main sources for social media data—including Twitter data. In my research I am interested in the politics of platforms and data flows in the social web and in this blog post I would like to explore the role of data intermediaries—Gnip in particular—in regulating access to social media… Read more Adding the bling: The role of social media data intermediaries
Karlessi from the Italian research group Ippolita talks about the increasing data production of web users and how we contribute to measurement systems and the dissemination of real-time dataflows often discussed in terms of big data. He argues that big data is not only produced for “Big Brothers” but that the act behind the production… Read more Minds Without Bodies: Rites of Religions 2.0 by Karlessi from Ippolita at Unlike Us #3
At Unlike Us #3 Ben Grosser presented the Facebook Demetricator which is a web browser extension that hides all the metrics on Facebook and therewith demetricates Facebook’s interface. Grosser describes his project as a piece of critical software that intervenes in the numerical focus of Facebook. The quantification of social relations: More! Ben Grosser narrates a… Read more Facebook Demetricator and the Easing of Prescribed Sociality by Ben Grosser at Unlike Us #3