“Unlike Us #2 is the second event on ‘alternatives in social media’, where artists, designers, scholars, activists and programmers gather. This international research network examines the economic and cultural aspects of dominant social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Through workshops, conferences, online dialogues and publications, the Unlike Us network intends to both analyze… Read more Photos Unlike Us 2 Conference in Amsterdam
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
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
During the Digital Methods Winterschool 2012 we worked on a project called Track the Trackers. Track the Trackers The cloud seems to be a buzz word; what it refers to could be difficult to grasp. This project aims to make (some parts) of the cloud tangible. The project focuses on devices that track users online… Read more Track the Trackers and Watch the Watchers
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
Last year Erik Borra, Taina Bucher, Carolin Gerlitz, Esther Weltevrede and I worked on a project “One day on the internet is enough” which we have since referred to as “Pace Online.” The project aims to contribute to thinking about temporality or pace online by focusing on the notion of spheres and distinct media spaces.… Read more David Gelernter on the lifestream, time, pace and space.