Call for Abstracts — Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures

Special Issue on Apps and Infrastructures edited by Carolin Gerlitz, Anne Helmond, David Nieborg, and Fernando van der Vlist We invite submissions for a special issue of Computational Culture, a Journal of Software Studies, on “Apps and Infrastructures”.   Excerpt This special issue of Computational Culture welcomes proposals and projects from scholars and practitioners from across different disciplines interested in the advancement of app studies at the intersection of apps and infrastructures. Studies of mobile apps, platform native apps, and web browser […]

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 […]