Social Media and Platform Historiography: Challenges and Opportunities

@article{Helmond2019SocialMA,
  title={Social Media and Platform Historiography: Challenges and Opportunities},
  author={Anne Helmond and Fernando N. van der Vlist},
  journal={TMG Journal for Media History},
  year={2019}
}
In this article, we propose a methodological outlook for historical platform studies to increase the prominence of platform historiography in the field and practice of web history and archiving. We discuss the challenges of social media archiving and the research opportunities for ‘platform’ historiography by focusing on the distinctive characteristics of web-based social media ‘platforms’. Based on our review of the literature, we argue that it is critical to foreground how contemporary… 

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