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Adding the bling: The role of social media data intermediaries

Last month, Twitter announced the acquisition of Gnip, one of the main sources for social media data—including Twitter data. In my research I am interested in the politics of platforms and data flows in the social web and in this blog post I would like to explore the role of data intermediaries—Gnip in particular—in regulating […]

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We are what we tweet: The Problem with a Big Data World when Everything You Say is Data Mined

This post was written by: Fenwick McKelvey, Matthew Tiessen & Luke Simcoe Are we living in a simulated “reality”? Although a work of science fiction from 1964, the book Simulacron-3 asks a question relevant to our digitally-enabled world. The city where the book takes its name perturbs its inhabitants. Over the course of the novel, […]

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The Relevance of Algorithms

I’m really excited to share my new essay, “The Relevance of Algorithms,” with those of you who are interested in such things. It’s been a treat to get to think through the issues surrounding algorithms and their place in public culture and knowledge, with some of the  participants in Culture Digitally (here’s the full litany: Braun, Gillespie, Striphas, Thomas, […]

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Announcement: Without You, I’m nothing: Performances of the Self on Twitter (Zizi Papacharissi)

Zizi Papacharissi just published a new article in the International Journal of Communication.  Her article, Without You, I’m nothing: Performances of the Self on Twitter is open access and available for immediate download. Online social platforms collapse or converge public and private boundaries, creating both opportunities and challenges for pursuing publicity, privacy, and sociality. Presentations of the self […]

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