Visualizing Facebook’s Alternative Fabric of the Web

On March 9, Carolin Gerlitz and I presented our paper Reworking the fabric of the web: The Like economy at the Unlike Us conference in Amsterdam. We showed the outcome of some empirical work, building on a previous Winterschool project with the Digital Methods Initiative called Track the Trackers. For Unlike Us we visualized the… Read more Visualizing Facebook’s Alternative Fabric of the Web

Citing Tweets in Academic Papers, or: The Odd Way of Citing Born-Digital Content

There is now an official Modern Language Association standard for referencing tweets: “How do I cite a tweet?“: Begin the entry in the works-cited list with the author’s real name and, in parentheses, user name, if both are known and they differ. If only the user name is known, give it alone. Next provide the… Read more Citing Tweets in Academic Papers, or: The Odd Way of Citing Born-Digital Content

Paper: Where do bloggers blog? Platform transitions within the historical Dutch blogosphere

My first co-authored article, with colleague Esther Weltevrede, has been published in First Monday, Volume 17, Number 2 – 6 February 2012. Where do bloggers blog? Platform transitions within the historical Dutch blogosphere Abstract The blogosphere has played an instrumental role in the transition and the evolution of linking technologies and practices. This research traces and… Read more Paper: Where do bloggers blog? Platform transitions within the historical Dutch blogosphere

Visualization: Amazon recommendation network for “Software Studies: A Lexicon”

I recently came across a post on O’Reilly that highlighted Christopher Warnow’s network visualization for the book A Thousand Milieus. Warnow created a tool using Processing, based on the Gephi API, that retrieves the Amazon recommendation network for a book. You can download the tool, input your own book and visualize the recommendation network. The tool allows… Read more Visualization: Amazon recommendation network for “Software Studies: A Lexicon”

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