The Political Economy of Social Data

The Political Economy of Social Data A Historical Analysis of Platform–Industry Partnerships by Anne Helmond, David B. Nieborg, and Fernando N. van der Vlist In: SMSociety ’17, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, ON, Canada, July 28–30. New York, NY: ACM Press. doi:10.1145/3097286.3097324. Abstract Social media platform–industry partnerships are essential to understanding the politics and economics of social data circulating among platforms and third parties. Using Facebook as a case study, this paper develops […]

Speculative data selfies

Speculative data selfies by Fernando N. van der Vlist and Anne Helmond In: Internet Policy Review. Available from: https://policyreview.info/articles/news/speculative-data-selfies/449. Excerpt This short piece examines Data Selfie, an open-source Chrome browser extension that collects and analyses data about your behaviour on facebook.com. The extension has been developed by DATA X (Hang Do Thi Duc and Regina Flores Mir) and was originally announced in April 2016 as an iPhone app and a Chrome browser extension. The latter was released in January 2017 and […]