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Appified : culture in the age of apps

Author: Jeremy Wade Morris; Sarah Murray
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Snapchat. WhatsApp. Ashley Madison. Fitbit. Tinder. Periscope. How do we make sense of how apps like these-and thousands of others-have embedded themselves into our daily routines, permeating the background of ordinary life and standing at-the-ready to be used on our smartphones and tablets? When we look at any single app, it's hard to imagine how such a small piece of software could be particularly notable. But if  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Appified.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018040648
(OCoLC)1060990248
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Wade Morris; Sarah Murray
ISBN: 9780472124350 0472124358
OCLC Number: 1037970770
Description: 1 online resource (x, 390 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Intro; Contents; Introduction; A. Welcome to the App Store; App Annie-Patrick Vonderau: App Industry Rankings and Infrastructure; Ashley Madison-Ben Light: An Introduction to the Walkthrough Method; Tencent MyApp (Yingyong Bao)-Luzhou Nina Li: Android App Stores and the Appification of Everything; Exodus International-Tarleton Gillespie: Banned Apps, App Stores, and the Politics of Visibility; B. Productivity/Utilities; TaskRabbit-Sarah Sharma: The Gig Economy and Finding Time to Care Less; Carrot-Sarah Murray: Productivity Apps and the Gamification of Shame See Send-Greg Elmer and Bahar Nasirzadeh: Antiterrorism Apps and Suspicious Activity Reporting; Is It Tuesday?-Jeremy Morris: Novelty Apps and Digital Solutionism; C. Health/Fitness; LoseIt!-Natasha Schüll: Calorie Tracking and the Discipline of Consumption; Fitbit-Kate O'Riordan: Wearable Technologies and Material Communication Practices; D. Lifestyle/Relationships; Tinder-Stefanie Duguay: Swiped: A Focal Gesture and Contested App Visions; Hollaback!-Carrie Rentschler: Harassment Prevention Apps and Networked Witnessing The Sex Offender Tracker App-Sharif Mowlabocus: Tracker Apps and the Individualization of Risk; Companion-Elizabeth Ellcessor: Personal Safety and Surveillance Apps; E. Social Networking/Communication; Yik Yak-Tamara Shepherd and Christopher Cwynar: From Anonymity to Identification; WeChat-Finn Brunton: Messaging Apps and New Social Currency Transaction Tools; Snapchat-Jill Walker Rettberg: Phatic Communication and Ephemeral Social Media; Foursquare-Germaine Halegoua: Checking In and Checking Out of Location-Aware Social Media WhatsApp-Radhika Gajjala and Tarishi Verma: WhatsAppified Diasporas and Transnational Circuits of Affect and Relationality; F. News/Entertainment; This. Reader-Devon Powers: Trending Topics and the Curation of Information; Periscope-Megan Sapnar Ankerson: The Periscopic Regime of Live-Streaming; Tubi TV-Gerard Goggin: Free, Mobile, Moving Images: TV Everywhere; Hillary 2016-Fenwick McKelvey: Appified Politics in Campaign Apps; G. Music/Sound; Shazam-Elena Razlogova: The Blind Spots of Algorithmic Music Recognition and Recommendation IMaschine 2-Victoria Simon: Music-Making Apps and Interface Aesthetics; Here: Active Listening System-Mack Hagood: Sound Technologies and the Personalization of Listening; H. Casual/Games; RuPaul's Drag Race Keyboard-Kate Miltner: Affect and Resistance through Visual Communication; DraftKings-Jason Kido Lopez: Daily Fantasy Sports Leagues, Legality, and Shifting Mobile Spaces; Kendall & Kylie-Jessalynn Keller and Alison Harvey: Girl Affects, Celebrity, and Digital Gaming in Millennial Culture; Neko Atsume-Shira Chess: Affective Play and Mobile Casual Gaming; References; Contributors; Index
Responsibility: Jeremy Wade Morris and Sarah Murray, editors.

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