Tagged: platforms

The platform metaphor, revisited

This is cross-posted from the HIIG Science Blog, and is part of a series on metaphors and digital society hosted by Christian Katzenbach and Stefan Larsson. I recommend the other essays as well: Nik John on sharing, Noam Tirosh on revolution, and Christian Djeffal on artificial intelligence.  Sometimes a metaphor settles into everyday use so comfortably, […]

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Governance of and by platforms

I wanted to circulate a new essay, “Governance of and by platforms,” set to appear in the SAGE Handbook of Social Media, edited by Jean Burgess, Thomas Poell, and Alice Marwick, being readied now for a 2017 publication. It also sets up the agenda of my forthcoming book, from Yale University Press, also set for next year. So, I very much […]

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Yes! special issue of Social Media & Society, curated by Culture Digitally! (2/3)

We’re proud to announce the special issue of Social Media & Society, vol. 1 no. 2, curated by and drawing its contributions from Culture Digitally. Culture Digitally and Social Media & Society are, we like to think, cut from the same fabric. For five years now, we have endeavored to gather scholars and practitioners who […]

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Announcement and Sample Chapter: New Book by Robert Gehl “Reverse Engineering Social Media Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism”

It’s our pleasure to announce Robert Gehl’s new book titled “Reverse Engineering Social Media Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism” (Amazon link). This book is a welcome contribution from a friend and colleague of this community to the growing critical perspectives that question the artifice of digital communication technologies, practices and social structure.  Robert’s is […]

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Kate Crawford and Tarleton Gillespie “What is a Flag For? Social Media Reporting Tools and the Vocabulary of Complaints”

It’s now my pleasure to fill our readers in on a great recently published piece by my fellow Culture Digitally co-founder Tarleton Gillespie and our community’s friend and colleague Kate Crawford, from  Microsoft Research’s Social Media Collective. Their article is titled, “What is a Flag For? Social Media Reporting Tools and the Vocabulary of Complaint” in New Media […]

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