Within my research I am currently focussing on the notion of links as the currency of the Web (Walker 2002) and to what extend that still holds up in Web 2.0. Together with Carolin Gerlitz from Goldsmith, University of London we are investigation to what extent the Like, the Share and the (re)Tweet are new… Read more The Like, the Share and the (Re)Tweet as pre-configured links
This is the transcript of the Digital Methods Initiative Advanced Program Projects week 2 opening talk on Issuecrawler 1.0 and Social Media by Anne Helmond. The 2.0 denotes an ‘improved’ or progressional version of the web that builds upon and develops Web 1.0. […] Implicitly rooted in this vision of the web is a sense… Read more How Web 1.0 is the Issuecrawler?
A few hours ago the following tweet by @librarycongress appeared in my timeline “Library acquires ENTIRE Twitter archive. ALL tweets. More info here http://go.usa.gov/ik4” All your tweets are belong to us This is big. The ENTIRE archive containing ALL tweets? But if we read the official announcement on the Library of Congress blog it states… Read more Twitter acknowledged as a small piece of the mosaic of humanity
I love widgets, those easy drag-and-drop plugins, copy-paste pieces of code that form customizable apps. But I think I’m just going to call them thingumabobs from now on. I just love these synonyms for widget.
A few weeks ago I noticed during the BrightNight event that my tweets did not appear in the backchannel. After extensively searching the Twitter Support pages on ‘Tweets Not In Search/Hashtags not working‘ I found out that for some reason Twitter had blocked/removed my tweets from search. After some shout outs on Twitter, it appeared… Read more Thank you Twitter, for showing my tweets in search again
Facebook seems to have overtaken Google as the number one entry point to the web according to the new Hitwise data. Even though they serve two different purposes (searching versus social networking in its broadest sense) it marks an important turning point for the increasingly central role of the social web: Starting with the web means… Read more Google no longer the entry point to the web?