2024

van der Vlist FN, Helmond A and Ferrari FL (accepted/in press) Big AI: Cloud infrastructure and the industrialisation of artificial intelligence. Big Data & Society. DOI: 10.1177/20539517241232630.

Chao THJ, van Geenen D, Gerlitz C and van der Vlist FN (2024, January 30). Digital methods for sensory media research: Toolmaking as a critical technical practice. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 0(0): 1–28. DOI: 10.1177/13548565241226791.

van der Vlist FN, Helmond A, Dieter M and Weltevrede E (2024, January 10). Super-appification: Mapping conglomeration in the global digital economy. New Media & Society, 0(0): 1–24. DOI: 10.1177/14614448231223419.

2023

Joseph D, Nieborg DB & Young, CJ (2023) One Big Store: Source Diversity and Value Capture of Digital Games in National App Store Instances. International Journal of Communication, 17, 7246–7264.

Duguay S & Gold-Apel H (2023) Stumbling blocks and alternative paths: Reconsidering the walkthrough method. Social Media + Society. DOI: 10.1177/20563051231158822.

Duguay S (2023) TikTok’s queer potential: Identity, methods, movements. Social Media + Society. DOI: 10.1177/20563051231157594.

2022

Jia L, Nieborg DB and Poell T (2022) On super apps and app stores: Digital media logics in China’s app economy. Media, Culture & Society, 44(8), 1437-1453. DOI: 10.1177/01634437221128937

van der Vlist FN (2022, September 16) The platform as ecosystem: Configurations and dynamics of governance and power (PhD Thesis). Utrecht, the Netherlands: Utrecht University. DOI: 10.33540/1284.

Hind S, Kanderske M and van der Vlist FN (2022) Making the Car ‘Platform Ready’: How Big Tech Is Driving the Platformisation of Automobility. Social Media + Society, 8(2). DOI: 10.1177/20563051221098697.

van der Vlist FN, Helmond A, Burkhardt M and Seitz T (2022, May 7) API Governance: The Case of Facebook’s Evolution. Social Media + Society 8(2). DOI: 10.1177/20563051221086228.

Duguay S, Dietzel C and Myles, D (2022) The year of the ‘virtual date’: Reimagining dating app affordances during the COVID-19 pandemic. New Media & Society. DOI. 10.1177/14614448211072257.

2021

van der Vlist FN & Helmond A (2021, September 16) Social media in the audience economy: Business-to-business partnerships and co-dependence. AoIR 2021 Selected Papers of Internet Research (SPIR): 22nd 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. October 13–16. Chicago, IL: Association of Internet Researchers. DOI: 10.5210/spir.v2021i0.12181.

van der Vlist FN, Helmond A, Burkhardt M and Seitz T (2021, September 16) The governance of Facebook Platform. AoIR 2021 Selected Papers of Internet Research (SPIR): 22nd 2021 Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. October 13–16. Chicago, IL: Association of Internet Researchers. DOI: 10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11185.

Dieter M, Helmond A, Tkacz N, van der Vlist FN and Weltevrede E (2021, August 6) Pandemic platform governance: Mapping the global ecosystem of COVID-19 response apps. Internet Policy Review, 10(3). DOI: 10.14763/2021.3.1568.

van der Vlist F N, Helmond A, Burkhardt M and Seitz T (2021, July 23) The Technicity of Platform Governance: Structure and Evolution of Facebook’s APIs. In CRC ‘Media of Cooperation’ Working Paper Series No. 20, July 23. Collaborative Research Centre ‘Media of Cooperation’, University of Siegen. DOI: 10.25819/ubsi/9951.

Morris, JW, Prey R and Nieborg DB (2021) Engineering culture: Logics of optimization in music, games, and apps. Review of Communication, 21(2): 161–175. DOI: 10.1080/15358593.2021.1934522

Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2021) Platform and app histories: Assessing source availability in web archives and app repositories [pre-print]. In D Gomez, E Demidova, J Winters and T Risse (Eds), The Past Web: Exploring Web Archives. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 203–214. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-63291-5_16.

Myles D, Duguay S and Dietzel C (2021) #DatingWhileDistancing: Dating apps as digital health technologies during the COVID-19 pandemic. In D. Lupton & K. Willis (Eds.), The COVID-19 Crisis: Social Perspectives, pp. 79–89. Routledge. DOI: 10.4324/9781003111344-10.

Ross, A and Nieborg DB (2021) Spinning is winning: Social casino apps and the platformization of gamble-play. Journal of Consumer Culture, 21(1), 84–101. DOI: 10.1177/1469540521993931

van der Vlist, FN and Helmond A (2021) How partners mediate platform power: Mapping business and data partnerships in the social media ecosystem. Big Data & Society, 8(2), 1–16. DOI: 10.1177/20539517211025061.

Nieborg, DB (2021) Apps of Empire: Global capitalism and the app economy. Games & Culture, 16(3), 305-316. DOI: 10.1177/1555412020937826.

2020

Burkhardt M, Helmond A, Seitz T and van der Vlist FN (2020, October 5) The Evolution of Facebook’s Graph API. AoIR 2020 Selected Papers of Internet Research (SPIR): 21st 2020 Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Dublin, Ireland. October 27–31. Chicago, IL: Association of Internet Researchers. DOI: 10.5210/spir.v2020i0.11185.

Duguay S (2020) More than you bargained for: Care, community, and sexual expression through queer women’s dating apps during the COVID-19 pandemic. In L. Melamed & P.D. Keidl (Eds.), Pandemic Media: Preliminary Notes Toward an Inventory, pp. 305-314. Meson Press.

Duguay S, Burgess J and Suzor N (2020) Queer women’s experiences of patchwork platform governance on Tinder, Instagram, and Vine. Convergence, 26(2), 237-252. DOI: 10.1177/1354856518781530.

Nieborg DB, Young, CJ and Joseph D (2020) App imperialism: The political economy of the Canadian App Store. Social Media + Society, 6(2), 1-11. DOI: 10.1177/2056305120933293.

Rietveld J, Ploog J and Nieborg DB (2020) The coevolution of platform dominance and governance strategies: Effects on complementor performance outcomes. Academy of Management: Discovery. DOI: 10.5465/amd.2019.0064. Pre-print available at SSRN.

Dieter M and Tkacz N (2020, January 20) The patterning of finance/security: A designerly walkthrough of challenger banking apps. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/the-patterning-of-finance-security/.

Duguay S (2020) You can’t use this app for that: Exploring off-label use through an investigation of Tinder. The Information Society, 36(1), 30-42. DOI: 10.1080/01972243.2019.1685036.

2019

Helmond A and van der Vlist FN (2019, November 6) Social media and platform historiography: Challenges and opportunities. TMG – Journal for Media History, 22(1), 6–34. DOI: 10.18146/tmg.434.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, Nieborg DB and van der Vlist FN (Eds.) (2019, October 21) Apps and infrastructures [special issue]. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/issue-seven/.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, Nieborg DB and van der Vlist FN (2019, October 21) Apps and infrastructures – a research agenda [special issue editorial]. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/apps-and-infrastructures-a-research-agenda/.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, van der Vlist FN and Weltevrede E (2019, October 21) Regramming the platform: Infrastructural relations between apps and social media. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/regramming-the-platform/.

Morris JW and Morris A (2019, October 21) App-ed out: Logics of success and failure in app stores. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/app-ed-out-logics-of-success-and-failure-in-app-stores/.

Paßmann J (2019, October 21) Less mutable, more mobile: The role of Twitter apps in the history of the retweet button. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/less-mutable-more-mobile-the-role-of-twitter-apps-in-the-history-of-the-retweet-button/.

Weltevrede E and Jansen F (2019, October 21) Infrastructures of intimate data: Mapping the inbound and outbound data flows of dating apps. Computational Culture, 7. Available at: http://computationalculture.net/infrastructures-of-intimate-data-mapping-the-inbound-and-outbound-data-flows-of-dating-apps/.

Tkacz N (2019) Money’s new abstractions: Apple Pay and the economy of experience, Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory, 20(3), 264-283, DOI: 10.1080/1600910X.2019.1653348

Ross-Nadié É and Duguay S (2019) Hook-up and dating apps. In Bricken D (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in ‘Communication’. Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199756841-0240.

Nieborg DB, Young C and Joseph D (2019) Lost in the App Store: The political economy of the Canadian game app economy. Canadian Journal of Communication, 44(2), 57–62.

van Dijck J, Nieborg DB and Poell T (2019) Reframing platform power. Internet Policy Review, 8(2). DOI: 10.14763/2019.2.1414.

Dieter M, Gerlitz C, Helmond A, Tkacz N, van der Vlist FN and Weltevrede E (2019, June 7) Multi-situated app studies: Methods and propositionsSocial Media + Society, 5(2), 1–15. DOI: 10.1177/2056305119846486.

Helmond A, Nieborg DB and van der Vlist FN (2019, May 1) Facebook’s evolution: Development of a platform-as-infrastructureInternet Histories: Digital Technology, Culture and Society, 3(2), 123–146. DOI: 10.1145/3097286.3097324.

Nieborg DB and Helmond A (2019, March 1) The political economy of Facebook’s platformization in the mobile ecosystem: Facebook Messenger as a platform instance. Media Culture & Society, 41(2), 196–218. DOI: 10.1177/0163443718818384.

2018

Morris JW and Murray S (Eds) (2018) Appified: Culture in the Age of Apps. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Light B, Burgess J and Duguay S (2018, November 11) The walkthrough method: An approach to the study of apps. New Media & Society, 20(3), 881–900. DOI: 10.1177/1461444816675438.

Dieter M, Gerlitz C, Helmond A, Tkacz N, van der Vlist F and Weltevrede E (2018, August 30) Store, interface, package, connection: Methods and propositions for multi-situated app studies. CRC Media of Cooperation Working Paper Series No. 4, August 30. Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, University of Siegen. DOI: 10.25819/ubsi/7893.

Duguay S, Burgess J, Suzor N (2018, June 19) Queer women’s experiences of patchwork platform governance on Tinder, Instagram, and Vine. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies. Published online before print: June 19, 2018. DOI: 10.1177/1354856518781530.

Duguay S (2018, June 8) ‘The more I look like Justin Bieber in the pictures, the better’: Queer women’s self-representation on Instagram. In Z Papacharissi (Ed), A Networked Self: Platforms, Stories, Connections. New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 94–110.

Nieborg DB and Poell T (2018, April 25) The platformization of cultural production: Theorizing the contingent cultural commodityNew Media & Society, 20(11), 4275–4292. DOI: 10.1177/1461444818769694.

Tkacz N and Velasco P (2018, January 4) Experience money. In I Gloerich, G Lovink and P De Vries (Eds), MoneyLab Reader 2: Overcoming the Hype. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures, pp. 31-42.

2017

Duguay S (2017, October 2) Dressing up Tinderella: Interrogating authenticity claims on the mobile dating app Tinder. Information, Communication & Society, 20(3), 351–367. DOI: 10.1080/1369118X.2016.1168471.

Helmond A, Nieborg DB and van der Vlist FN (2017, July 30) The political economy of social data: A historical analysis of platform–industry partnerships. 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.

van der Vlist FN and Helmond A (2017, March 1) Speculative data selfies. Internet Policy Review.

Duguay S, Burgess J and Light B (2017) Mobile dating and hookup app culture. In P Messaris and L Humphreys (Eds), Digital Media: Transformations in Human Communication. New York, NY: Peter Lang, pp. 213–221.

2016

Gerlitz C, van der Vlist FN, Helmond A and Weltevrede EJT (2016, December 8) App support ecologies: An empirical investigation of app–platform relations. Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, 1st Annual Conference of the Collaborative Research Center ‘Media of Cooperation’, Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10. Available at: https://bit.ly/app-support-ecologies.

Gerlitz C, Helmond A, van der Vlist FN, Weltevrede EJT, et al. (2016, October 31) App studies: Platform rules and methodological challenges. AoIR 2016 Selected Papers of Internet Research (SPIR): 17th 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers. Berlin, Germany. October 5–8. Chicago, IL: Association of Internet Researchers. DOI: 10.5210/spir.v6i0.8431.

Nieborg DB (2016, October 11) Free-to-play games and App advertising: The rise of the player commodity. In JF Hamilton, R Bodle, and E Korin (Eds), Explorations in Critical Studies of Advertising, New York, NY: Routledge, pp. 28–41.

Duguay S (2016, April 7) LGBTQ visibility through selfies: Comparing platform mediators across Ruby Rose’s Instagram and Vine presence. Social Media + Society, 2(2). DOI: 10.1177/2056305116641975.

Morris JW (2016, March 10) App music. In S Whiteley and S Rambarran (Eds), The Oxford Handbook of Music and VirtualityNew York, NY: Oxford University Press, pp. 477–494.

Nieborg DB (2016, February 25) From premium to freemium: The political economy of the app. In T Leaver and W Willson (Eds), Social, Casual and Mobile Games: The Changing Gaming Landscape, London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 225–240.

2015

Nieborg DB (2015, December 29) Crushing candy: The free-to-play game in its connective commodity form. Social Media + Society 1(2). DOI: 10.1177/2056305115621932.

Morris JW and Patterson N (2015, November 19) Podcasting and its apps: software, sound and the interfaces of digital audio. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 22(2), 220–230. DOI: 10.1080/19376529.2015.1083374.

Morris JW and Elkins E (2015) There’s a history for that: Apps and mundane software as commodity. The Fibreculture Journal, 25(1), 62–87.