What are we doing?: Microblogging, the ordinary private, and the primacy of the present

@article{Coeckelbergh2011WhatAW,
  title={What are we doing?: Microblogging, the ordinary private, and the primacy of the present},
  author={Mark Coeckelbergh},
  journal={J. Inf. Commun. Ethics Soc.},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={127-136}
}
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