Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives

Invitation to join the network (a series of events, reader, workshops, online debates, campaigns etc.) Concept: Geert Lovink (Institute of Network Cultures/HvA, Amsterdam) and Korinna Patelis (Cyprus University of Technology, Lemasol) Thanks to Marc Stumpel, Sabine Niederer, Vito Campanelli, Ned Rossiter, Michael Dieter, Oliver Leistert, Taina Bucher, Gabriella Coleman, Ulises Mejias, Anne Helmond, Lonneke van… Read more Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and their Alternatives

Hit, Link, Like and Share. Organizing the social and the fabric of the web in a Like economy.

Update: A rewritten version of this paper has been published in New Media & Society. Please use the following citation: Gerlitz, Carolin, and Anne Helmond. 2013. “The Like Economy: Social Buttons and the Data-Intensive Web.” New Media & Society 15 (8): 1348–65. doi:10.1177/1461444812472322. [link] Co-authored paper by: Carolin Gerlitz (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Anne Helmond (University… Read more Hit, Link, Like and Share. Organizing the social and the fabric of the web in a Like economy.

Meta studies: Visualizing Lev Manovich’ article ‘What is Visualization?’

Being very meta: Visualizing Lev Manovich’ new article ‘What is Visualization?‘ in a tag cloud: Tag cloud exemplifies a broad method that can be called media visualization: creating new visual representations from the actual visual media objects, or their parts. […] In view of our discussion of data reduction principle, we can also call this… Read more Meta studies: Visualizing Lev Manovich’ article ‘What is Visualization?’

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