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Three new articles on apps economics and Facebook

Projects I have been working on over the last three years with different research groups and co-authors are all coming out as we speak. Here is a trio of papers with some brief…

Overview article on the Platformisation concept

The open access journal Internet Policy Review started a new series of invited peer-reviewed articles that interogate ‘Concepts of the digital society,’ guest-edited by Christian Katzenbach and Thomas Christian Bächle. We contributed an…

Special Issue of Computational Culture on “Apps and Infrastructures”

Together with Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, and Fernando van der Vlist I edited a special issue for Computational Culture – A Journal of Software Studies. Abstract In this special issue editorial, we introduce…

Two new articles on app economics and platform power

Summer means writing and… publishing papers. This month we have for you a paper for the world-renowned Canadian Journal of Communication. Recently, they launched their new Policy Portal, which aims to “provide a…

Article on Facebook’s history for Internet Histories

We just published a new article (open access <– PDF): Helmond, Anne, David B. Nieborg, and Fernando N. van der Vlist. “Facebook’s Evolution: Development of a Platform-as-Infrastructure.” Internet Histories 3(2): 123-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/24701475.2019.1593667. In this article…

Article on Facebook Messenger for Media, Culture & Society

How to make sense of the latest revelations on Facebook’s data sharing? For over 2+ years Anne Helmond and I studied the evolution and expansion of Facebook’s platform boundaries. Our paper is titled…

Article on platformization for New Media & Society

Together with Thomas Poell I worked on an article for New Media & Society on the relationship between digital platforms and cultural production. The article aims to do two things: 1) bring together…

Book chapter on the mainstream coverage of Gamergate

Much has been said about #gamergate. There are almost a dozen high quality scholarly articles that look at various aspects of the movement’s emergence, its goals, its effects, and much more. We decided…

Call for Abstracts — Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures

We invite submissions for a special issue of Computational Culture, a Journal of Software Studies, on “Apps and Infrastructures”. Excerpt This special issue of Computational Culture welcomes proposals and projects from scholars and…

Talks on platformization and appification in Estonia

This week is all about Estonia to talk more about about appstudies, appification, and cappitalism (ha!) in Tallinn and then on to AoIR in Tartu to talk about platformization of cultural production. If…

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