A New Algorithmic Identity

@article{CheneyLippold2011ANA,
  title={A New Algorithmic Identity},
  author={John Cheney-Lippold},
  journal={Theory, Culture \& Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={164 - 181}
}
Marketing and web analytic companies have implemented sophisticated algorithms to observe, analyze, and identify users through large surveillance networks online. These computer algorithms have the capacity to infer categories of identity upon users based largely on their web-surfing habits. In this article I will first discuss the conceptual and theoretical work around code, outlining its use in an analysis of online categorization practices. The article will then approach the function of code… Expand
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