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The like economy: Social buttons and the data-intensive web
The paper examines Facebook’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
The Platformization of the Web: Making Web Data Platform Ready
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This article inquire into Facebook’s development as a platform by situating it within the transformation of social network sites into social media platforms with a historical perspective on platformization, or the rise of the platform as the dominant infrastructural and economic model of the social web and its consequences.
The Affordances of Social Media Platforms
This chapter reflects on the concept of affordance as a key term for understanding and analysing social media interfaces and the relations between technology and its users. In outlining its specific
The Politics of Real-time: A Device Perspective on Social Media Platforms and Search Engines
This paper enquires into the politics of real-time in online media. It suggests that real-time cannot be accounted for as a universal temporal frame in which events happen, but explores the making of
Multi-Situated App Studies: Methods and Propositions
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This article offers an overview of four different entry points of enquiry that are exemplary of this multi-situated app studies approach, focusing on app stores, app interfaces, app packages, and app connections.
The Algorithmization of the Hyperlink
This study looks at the history of the hyperlink from a medium-specific perspective by analyzing the technical reconfiguration of the hyperlink by engines and platforms over time. Hyperlinks may be
The political economy of Facebook’s platformization in the mobile ecosystem: Facebook Messenger as a platform instance
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It is argued that Messenger functions as a ‘platform instance’ that facilitates transactions with a wide range of institutions within the boundaries of the app and far beyond, and how apps may evolve into platforms of their own, thereby gaining infrastructural properties.
Facebook’s evolution: development of a platform-as-infrastructure
Abstract The purpose of this article is to operationalise an evolutionary perspective on the history of social media and to trace Facebook’s evolution from a social networking site to a
Historical Website Ecology: Analyzing Past States of the Web Using Archived Source Code
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A contextual approach to historical website analysis is taken by viewing the website as an environment that is inhabited and shaped by third parties such as social media platforms, advertisers, analytics companies and content-delivery networks, embedding the website in various technological and commercial relations with these actors.
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