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Reverse engineering social media : software, culture, and political economy in new media capitalism

Author: Robert W Gehl
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2014.
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"Robert Gehl's timely critique, Reverse Engineering Social Media, rigorously analyzes the ideas of social media and software engineers, using these ideas to find contradictions and fissures beneath the surfaces of glossy sites such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. Gehl adeptly uses a mix of software studies, science and technology studies, and political economy to reveal the histories and contexts of these social  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Gehl
ISBN: 9781439910344 1439910340 9781439910351 1439910359
OCLC Number: 864676563
Description: xii, 222 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Looking forward and backward: heterogeneous engineering of social media software --
The computerized socialbot Turing Test: noopower and the social media state(s) of mind --
The archive and the processor: the internal hardware logic of social media --
Architecture and implementation: engineering real (software) abstractions in social media --
Standardizing social media: technical standards, the interactive advertising bureau, and the rise of social media templates --
Engineering a class for itself: the case of Wikipedia's Spanish Fork labor strike --
A manifesto for socialized media.
Responsibility: Robert W. Gehl.

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Analyzes the ideas of social media and software engineers, using these ideas to find contradictions and fissures beneath the surfaces of glossy sites such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter. This book  Read more...

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