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Duguay S (2019) You can’t use this app for that: Exploring off-label use through an investigation of Tinder. The Information Society 0(0): 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/01972243.2019.1685036.

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. Available at: https://www.tmgonline.nl/articles/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/.

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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.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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