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
My colleague Bernhard Rieder added a new feature to hisÂ netvizzÂ application which now allows you to create a network graph of your friends and their Likes. Instead of a network visualization that shows the connections between your friends, this bipartite graph includes two different Facebook objects in one graph: your friends and their Likes and the… Read more Visualizing bipartite Facebook Like networks
[vimeo width=”700″ height=”394″]http://vimeo.com/39256468[/vimeo] Conference presentation at Unlike Us #2: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives.Â Session 4: Software Matters Anne Helmond (NL) and Carolin Gerlitz (UK) – Reworking the fabric of the web: The Like economy.Â Conference Day 2: March 10 2012 Amsterdam, 11.00 â€“ 12.30 Abstract In recent years, Facebook has increasingly expanded beyond the… Read more Video: Reworking the fabric of the web: The Like economy
On the 23rd of January I had the honor to give a keynote lecture at the Bobcatsss 2012 conference. I talked about ‘The Like Economy and the Politics of Data in the Social Web’Â based on a co-authored paper with Carolin GerlitzÂ titled â€˜Hit, Link, Like and Share. Organizing the social and the fabric of the web… Read more Video Bobcatsss 2012: The Like Economy and the Politics of Data in the Social Web
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.