Carolin Gerlitz, Made by many: Tracing and mapping consumer/brand interaction across online spaces. Respondent: Anne Helmond, University of Amsterdam. 21 January 2010. “Made by many” in the paper title refers to the way brands are increasingly shaped and expressed in performative spaced on the web by consumers along with producers. Brands are constituted by the… Read more DMI mini-conference Day 2: Carolin Gerlitz on Mapping and Tracing Brands
The Digital Methods Initiative is holding a three day mini-conference with workshop presenting papers and research proposals.Today I responded to Michael Stevenson’s paper on the history of the blogosphere through the eyes of EatonWeb and the Internet Archive. The following is my summary of his paper and argument followed by questions. Michael Stevenson. The archived… Read more DMI mini-conference Day 1: Michael Stevenson on the Archived Blogosphere
Blogging is often seen as a new form of journalism, an online diary or a democratising medium which potentially gives every citizen a voice. However, what can we say about blogging and the blogosphere if we look at blogs from within the medium? In other words, what is blogging when we look at the software… Read more My WordCampNL talk: “The Blog as Database”
Society of the Query conference photography for the Institute of Network Cultures by Anne Helmond. More pictures on Flickr.
More photos in my WordCampNL 2009 Flickr set.
Yesterday I attended the first ever WordCampNL where I gave a talk about “The blog as database. Blogging and the blogosphere through the eyes of software and search engines.” I talked about how research can tell us something about current blogging culture through three concepts: Freshness Fetish (an internal wish to update, the consensus within… Read more Slides from my presentation at the first WordCampNL