My article “The Algorithmization of the Hyperlink” has just been published in the third issue of Computational Culture: a journal of software studies. Abstract This study looks at the history of the hyperlink from a medium-specific perspective by analyzing the technical reconfiguration of the hyperlink by engines and platforms over time. Hyperlinks may be seen… Read more The Algorithmization of the Hyperlink
On the 25th of January I presented a first version of a paper on short URLs during our Digital Methods Winterschool 2012. It contains a case study that aims to map and analyze how devices treat a hyperlink by looking into what happens when a link is shared on a platform and therewith adopted by… Read more The Social Life of a t.co URL visualized
Social sharing services such as Summify allow users to subscribe to a daily digest of stories that have been shared by their Twitter and/or Facebook users in what they call a “summary of your social news feeds.” In the process of tracking shared links on social media platforms, these sharing services are renaming and transforming… Read more Are social sharing services breaking the web with data-rich hyperlinks?
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.
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?