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The specter of uncertainty May 26, 2012

What do Facebook’s less than stellar IPO and Bankia’s downgrade by S&P have in common?  If you’re uncertain, you’re right. Facebook’s IPO was marred by uncertainty.  In the days leading up to its public offering, the talk surrounding Facebook was … Continue reading

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Why the Facebook IPO Matters May 18, 2012

Today the worlds of technology and finance collide yet again in the first day of public trading of Facebook stock. Facebook is not the first online social networking site (Remember Myspace? Or for that matter TheSquare?). Nor is it the … Continue reading

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Announcement: Two journal articles from Seth Lewis on the discursive work of journalism and participatory media May 17, 2012

Seth Lewis has just published two new articles of interest to Culture Digitally readers. The first, still in iFirst online form, appears in Information, Communication & Society, in a coming special issue on tensions in digital media work. The article is titled The … Continue reading

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First look! Nick Couldry, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice May 16, 2012

My new book, Media, Society, World: Social Theory and Digital Media Practice, will be published by Polity Press this month. It contains my best shot at making sense of various aspects of the transformations that digital media are generating, so I’ll be very interested … Continue reading

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Announcement: Limn #2, “Crowds and Clouds” including essays by Gillespie and Kreiss May 14, 2012

The second issue of Limn, titled “Crowds and Clouds,” has just been published. My own piece is a slightly expanded version of my essay, posted here first, called “Can an Algorithm Be Wrong?” But there are a number of other … Continue reading

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