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 […]

App support ecologies: An empirical investigation of app-platform relations

App support ecologies An empirical investigation of app-platform relations by Carolin Gerlitz, Fernando N. van der Vlist, Anne Helmond, and Esther Weltevrede In: Infrastructures of Publics – Publics of Infrastructures, First Annual Conference 2016 of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre 1187 ‘Media of Cooperation,’ Artur-Woll-Haus, University of Siegen, Germany, December 8–10. Available from: http://bit.ly/app-support-ecologies. This scientific poster is designed to summarise and present current research on the relations between mobile apps and social media platforms, and the wider ecologies of […]