Last week the Netherlands-German border was struck by aÂ 4.2 earthquake which went unnoticed by many but not on Twitter. It was joked that the quake had a bigger impact on Twitter than anywhere else. I was interviewed by Radio 1 about this phenomenon and I briefly talked about the resemblance between the recent East Coast… Read more Interview on Radio 1 about Twitter and the Dutch earthquake
Section two of the High Line in New York City was recently opened and the walk is absolutely beautiful. The photograph in the second photo isÂ Nebraska State Highway 2, Box Butte County byÂ Robert Adams. See my black and white set of the High Line on Flickr.
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
Update: A rewritten version of thisÂ paper has been published in New Media & Society. Please use the following citation:Â Gerlitz, Carolin, and Anne Helmond. 2013. â€œThe Like Economy: Social Buttons and the Data-Intensive Web.â€ New Media & Society 15 (8): 1348â€“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.
I am currently working on analyzing the Dutch blogosphere with my colleague Esther Weltevrede with help of colleague Erik Borra from the Digital Methods Initiative. In an early exploratory phase Esther and I started to learn how to use Gephi to visualize our data and networks. In one of my early attempts I created this… Read more Visualizing data with Gephi: Abstract interpretations of the Dutch blogosphere #madewithgephi
I was invited to present tools from the Digital Methods Initiative at the Hacking Journalism event organized by SETUP Utrecht. In 12 minutes I presented our approach, tools, possible user case scenarios and an example of the operationalization of a research question. Here are the slides and video registration from my – very dense –… Read more Video and slides from the Hacking Journalism event at SETUP Utrecht (in Dutch)