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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (3): 354–375.
Published: 01 November 2014
... metrics. The proliferation of these metrics is part of a cultural shift toward the growing popular authority of user/customer feedback, recommendations, reviews, and other forms of user-generated evaluation that express a neoliberal belief in the self-regulating fairness of a free marketplace of opinions...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 97–119.
Published: 01 March 2012
.... It has two parts: the “Metamanual” and the “Manual,” each of which has its own pagination, so I've referenced each part separately. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 YouTube video activism user-generated content alternative media Growing up in America on television is like learning...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 391–408.
Published: 01 November 2011
... There and Habbo, which, unlike game worlds, do not have preset goals for its players. (2009: 4) In Second Life , Bakioglu continues, users build and script a virtual world that is dependent on user-generated content, and, unlike many online worlds, Second Life participants actually own the intellectual...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 73–99.
Published: 01 March 2008
... on the respective events in summer 2005 were among the first to begin offering comprehensive coverage and detailed information, with user-generated content, eyewitness accounts, and cell-phone visuals forming a backdrop to formal news organizations’ coverage as well as providing a useful public resource. 4...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 246–259.
Published: 01 July 2015
... means negotiating a material field created by the speeds of the global objects of communication. This article focuses on one aspect of the dromoeconomy, the users and producers of this system, the “dromospheric generation.” It explores the generation of the 2000s, users of screen-based digital...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (3): 331–356.
Published: 01 November 2010
... thousands of Wikis, using them (and the popularity of Wikipedia) to sell unique communities to advertises while selling itself to users as “part of the free culture movement,” a claim based on the fact that Wikia “is released under a free content license and operates on the Open Source MediaWiki software...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 March 2005
... forms of group databases and hypertextual archives that work on the principle of open editing, meaning that any online user can change not only the content of the database (add, edit or delete) but also its organization (the way in which material links together and networks). Wikis have been coded...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 81–100.
Published: 01 March 2017
... forth. While Drucker’s work is equally applicable in analogue settings, she notes that information in digital environments is mediated by numerous graphical user interfaces (GUIs), rendering all information displayed within it a visual expression of knowledge. This follows from her broader claim...
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Cultural Politics (2018) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 March 2018
... be contextualized within the existing relations of production, exploitation, and the class struggle. The “bubble” problem is exacerbated by for-profit social media websites, and if the prosumer commodity model is accurate—where social media sites are capable of monetizing user-generated content and data...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 443–464.
Published: 01 November 2012
.... These clouds rise from the oceans to the sky and promise a transcendent vantage point over the world. As their human users understand them, they are not limited to the role of passive information dump. Beyond providing information, these clouds are also claimed to bring about new modes and structures...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 162–183.
Published: 01 July 2019
... devoted its April 2018 Amplify page to matters of emotional health, in observance of Stress Awareness Month. To that end, the platform aggregated on its Amplify page podcasts, videos, and other content conducive to the promotion of users’ mental and psychological well-being. But what the “Amplify...
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Cultural Politics (2020) 16 (2): 214–232.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Here we follow a recent call among communications scholars to use ethnographic methods to “contextualize online debate with an attention to user practices and particular histories of speech cultures” that are sensitive to rather than aiming to resolve “the ambiguity of online vitriol, which defies...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (1): 51–74.
Published: 01 March 2005
... they? Indeed, as a number of commentators have worried for a while now, opportunities to customize the news and announcements one reads – not to mention the already undigestible amount of information available on topics in which one is deeply interested – contribute to the segmentation and isolation of users...
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Cultural Politics (2014) 10 (1): 1–20.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., and as Marrero demonstrates, this is a world of public “zombies” cast into an electromagnetic sleep (2003: 24). References Apple . 2009 . “Touch Screen Device, Method, and Graphical User Interface for Determining Commands by Applying Heuristics.” US Patent 7479949, www.google.co.uk/patents...
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Cultural Politics (2009) 5 (2): 237–264.
Published: 01 July 2009
... has long insisted on the variability of democracy as a form of government, recalling its constitutive openness to historical transformation in general and the historical specificity of the coupling of the practice of democracy with the logic of representation in particular. Any critique...
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Cultural Politics (2005) 1 (2): 193–214.
Published: 01 July 2005
... they handle, including financial media. These rents arise from control over flows: delaying a release here in order to boost the prestige and prices of a premiere there, charging higher for the freshest news and therefore delaying its arrival to lower-paying users, speeding up or slowing down returns from...
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Cultural Politics (2010) 6 (1): 5–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
...-production of computers has, for example, received official support: the aim is to promote “the appropriation of technologies by the users for purposes of social transformation.” Logically, the next stage will be the self-production of means of production. I shall come back to this. The important point...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (3): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
... to this transformation of fandom as amateur produsage, by which he understands a new phase of media creation and distribution when internet users and content producers blur together via the activity of the “produser,” who may be a blogger, a meme maker, or a digital artist/photographer. The effectivity of Q's posts can...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (2): 210–221.
Published: 01 July 2015
... velocity. In the desert every object is a barrier to speed and must be slimmed down to the weight of the sign, where it becomes a utopian symbol of the future that never comes. Consider Apple and the fantasy of the creative user. Under conditions of obligatory creativity , you will have ideas...
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Cultural Politics (2016) 12 (2): 233–252.
Published: 01 July 2016
... manual craft in the face of contemporary conditions of work. For instance, Sennett (2008 : 52) asserts that “modern technology is abused when it deprives its users precisely of those repetitive, concrete, hands-on training” historically important to meaningful work (see also Sennett 1998 , 2007...