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

Author: Robert W Gehl
Publisher: Philadelphia : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gehl, Robert W.
Reverse engineering social media.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2014
(DLC) 2013042506
(OCoLC)864676563
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Gehl
ISBN: 9781439910368 1439910367
OCLC Number: 882779130
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 222 pages)
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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