Slides and notes from my conference presentation “Exploring the Boundaries of a Website. Using the Internet Archive to Study Historical Web Ecologies” atÂ MiT8: public media, private media. May 3-5, 2013 at MIT, Cambridge, MA. 1. Iâ€™m Anne, a PhD candidate and lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. I am… Read more MIT8 Talk: Exploring the Boundaries of a Website. Using the Internet Archive to Study Historical Web Ecologies
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 Facebookâ€™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
This short paper was written for the BOBCATSSS 2012 conference proceedings. Republished here with permission. Download as PDF:Â The Like Economy: The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web. Helmond, Anne. 2012. â€œThe Like Economy: The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web.â€ In Proceedings BOBCATSSS 2012 â€“ 20th International Conference on… Read more Paper: The Like Economy. The Politics of Data and Dataflows in the Social Web
On November 05, 2009 Twitter started a limited rollout of the ‘retweet’ feature to its users. The practice of retweeting has been invented two years earlier by Twitter community and the first ReTweet is often attributed to user Eric Rice. He is said to have coined the term ‘ReTweet’ on 18 April 2007: Rice’s ReTweet… Read more On Retweet Analysis and a Short History of Retweets
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The Institute of Network Cultures, Eva van den Eijnde and myself would like to welcome you to the official book launch of Geert Lovinkâ€™s new book Networks Without a Cause. A Critique of Social Media. Thank you very much for being here. Today I would like to start with a brief introduction to Geertâ€™s new… Read more My Notes for Geert Lovink’s book launch of Networks Without a Cause: A critique of Social Media