Pandemic platform governance: Mapping the global ecosystem of COVID-19 response apps

How have app stores governed the global app response to the coronavirus pandemic? An exploratory systematic mapping of COVID-19 pandemic response apps – A new open access article by Michael Dieter, Anne Helmond, Nathaniel Tkacz, Fernando van der Vlist, and Esther Weltevrede in Internet Policy Review. Abstract This article provides an exploratory systematic mapping of… Read more Pandemic platform governance: Mapping the global ecosystem of COVID-19 response apps

Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions

We just published a new article (open access🔓): Dieter, Michael, Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, Nathaniel Tkacz, Fernando N. van der Vlist, and Esther Weltevrede (2019). “Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions.” Social Media + Society, 5(2), 1–15. doi:10.1177/2056305119846486. Abstract This article discusses methodological approaches to app studies, focusing on their embeddedness and situatedness within multiple… Read more Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions

Facebook’s evolution: development of a platform-as-infrastructure

We just published a new article (open access🔓): Helmond, Anne, David B. Nieborg, and Fernando N. van der Vlist. “Facebook’s Evolution: Development of a Platform-as-Infrastructure.” Internet Histories 3, no. 2 (April 3, 2019): 123–46. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2019.1593667. In this article we present a methodological approach for tracing a platform’s evolution using archived sources from the Internet Archive… Read more Facebook’s evolution: development of a platform-as-infrastructure

Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies

by Michael Dieter, Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, Nate Tkacz, Fernando van der Vlist, Esther Weltevrede in: CRC Media of Cooperation Working Paper Series No. 4, Working Paper, 30 August. Collaborative Research Center 1187 Media of Cooperation: University of Siegen. Available at: https://www001.zimt.uni-siegen.de/ojs/index.php/wps1187/article/view/29 Abstract This paper discusses methodological approaches to app studies, focussing on their embeddedness and situatedness within… Read more Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies

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

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