Facebook Demetricator and the Easing of Prescribed Sociality by Ben Grosser 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

The Like economy: Social buttons and the data-intensive web

My co-authored article, with colleague Carolin Gerlitz, has been published in New Media & Society in Online First on February 4, 2013. Abstract The paper examines Facebook’s ambition to extend into the entire web by focusing on social buttons and developing a medium-specific platform critique. It contextualises the rise of buttons and counters as metrics… Read more The Like economy: Social buttons and the data-intensive web

Paper: The Like Economy. The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web

This short paper was written for the BOBCATSSS 2012 conference proceedings. Republished here with permission. Download as PDF: The Like Economy: The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web. Helmond, Anne. 2012. “The Like Economy: The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web.” In Proceedings BOBCATSSS 2012 – 20th International Conference on… Read more Paper: The Like Economy. The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web

Twitter data available in CSV and JSON with a nice HTML view

Eight months after I requested my own Twitter data from Twitter through a legal request under the European privacy law, Twitter now allows you to download your own tweets through their interface. The archive can be downloaded from the settings page (see this blog post from Twitter) and the file named tweets.zip contains all your… Read more Twitter data available in CSV and JSON with a nice HTML view

International M.A. in New Media ­at the University of Amsterdam: Call for Applications for­ Fall 2013

International M.A. in New Media ­at the University of Amsterdam Call for Applications for­ Fall 2013, rolling admissions open on 1 November 2012 and close on 1 April 2013 One-year and two-year New Media M.A. Programs available. For the two-year “Research Master’s Program: New Media Track,” see below. New Media M.A. – One-year Program The International… Read more International M.A. in New Media ­at the University of Amsterdam: Call for Applications for­ Fall 2013

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