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Social Text (2012) 30 (2 (111)): 99–119.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Robert W. Gehl This paper argues that the failure of MySpace and the rise of Facebook in the social networking site market is due in part to the degrees in which either site associates users, technology, and marketers into a successful “real software abstraction.” Real software abstraction...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (2 (147)): 1–23.
Published: 01 June 2021
..., and safety. Instead, this article argues that the tightly bound association of anti‐Black racial violence's recognizability to the visual has created a dynamic that simultaneously moves us closer to and further away from its ontological truths. Examining Twitter as a multisensorial platform and its users...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 11–28.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Guatemala. With this drastic increase has come a spike in the use of crack cocaine, as well as the proliferation of drug rehabilitation centers. Run by Pentecostal Christians, these centers warehouse users (against their will) in the name of liberation. Locked up, tied up, and told to shape up, these users...
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Social Text (2009) 27 (3 (100)): 155–157.
Published: 01 September 2009
... labor, and on theorizing “nonindustrial” informational work of symbol makers and symbol users (a.k.a. “immaterial labor,” “no-collar workers,” “knowledge workers,” “creative labor,” or “mental labor”). © 2009 Duke University Press 2009 Feminism Livia Tenzer When I was working...
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Social Text (2000) 18 (2 (63)): 33–58.
Published: 01 June 2000
... expression, however, does not signal the recomposition of the alienated Marxist worker. The Internet does not automatically turn every user into an active producer, and every worker into a creative subject. The process whereby production and consumption...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (1 (134)): 45–54.
Published: 01 March 2018
... parentheticals. (I usually integrate them during the edit.) But there are so many other things I don’t know that Google’s deep learning tools are picking up right now. I know I consented to it in that damn end-user license agreement I clicked on without reading, but I think that is so uncomfortable not knowing...
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Social Text (2018) 36 (4 (137)): 57–79.
Published: 01 December 2018
... living where they were “never meant to survive.” 7 Digital media changes the way users as readers and viewers digest information. It breaks the linearity of traditional print media’s analog left-to-right text interaction. It introduces readers/viewers to a multitiered landscape. In a digital...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (3 (132)): 1–16.
Published: 01 September 2017
... of the cybernetic system, is the hidden source of value in late capitalism. 25 Even workers who are not involved in the programming and maintenance of the Internet are nevertheless inputting their labor as users. That is, in addition to providing new means of extending the labor time for all workers...
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Social Text (2013) 31 (1 (114)): 109–125.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., or troubles assimilation.2 Benderson’s literary works in English include Pretending to Say No (1991), User (1994), and Pacific Agony (2009), and the memoir The Roma- nian (2006). He has also published critical essays on dissident artists...
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Social Text (2021) 39 (3 (148)): 37–54.
Published: 01 September 2021
... a recessed floor light that turns on when entered and turns off when exited to allow users to see if stalls are occupied. From inside each stall, users can observe their surroundings by looking through a band of blue one-way mirrors located at seated eye level. Stalls contain low-flush composting toilets...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (4 (125)): 147–151.
Published: 01 December 2015
... their desired audiences, only web designers can invite users to participate in making knowledge. In the acronym-friendly world of GIS, user contribu- tions are called UGI (user-generated information) or, if the information is geographic, VGI (volunteered geographic...
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Social Text (2019) 37 (4 (141)): 77–93.
Published: 01 December 2019
... of flexible labor and by shifting accountability to users, sharing economy platforms have also furthered increasingly insecure conditions for racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities, women, indigenous people, migrants, and peoples in the Global South. At the same time, precarity has become increasingly...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 95–108.
Published: 01 June 2005
... of strong might ask whether and to what extent users are aware of the data records used to represent them. Are those data records malleable? Do they permit pseudonymity to novel structures and novel values? For example, do census forms permit subjects to occupy multiple racial categories, or none...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 27–53.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the relationship between disability identification and public perceptions of drug use and users. In sections IV and V, I contrast the legal and medical response to the crack cocaine epidemic and to the opioid epidemic, respectively. Whereas the medical model conceives of disability as a personal...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (1 (154)): 21–46.
Published: 01 March 2023
... The nonprofit project does, of course, produce value. This value is shared equally through its Creative Commons license but is exploited unevenly. The value Apple extracts from the data by displaying Wikipedia summaries whenever an iOS user chooses to “look up” a term is vastly larger than the value average...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (1 (82)): 37–42.
Published: 01 March 2005
... to buy a car or shoulder the costs of insurance, registration, and parking. Before social justice advocates like the Bus Riders Union (BRU) put the cause of civil rights and transit dependency at the forefront of Los Angeles municipal politics, the marginalization of low-income transit users...
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Social Text (2005) 23 (2 (83)): 35–53.
Published: 01 June 2005
... by the mid-1980s (16). U.S. legislators were necessarily onboard; “the U.S. policymaking establishment was determined to grant business users the maximum freedom to explore information technology networks as a private matter” (7...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 57–89.
Published: 01 September 2001
... by homeless people to serve as residences and by intravenous drug users (IDUs) to serve as “shooting galleries” (injecting spaces). Some were seasonal edifices, their materials stored somewhere during the winter months and re-erected for use in warm weather. Many...
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Social Text (2006) 24 (4 (89)): 87–113.
Published: 01 December 2006
... messages while leaving the receiver of these messages in no doubt as to their source. Some messages displayed information, while others expected exchange with Motorway users. For instance, on the way to the Motorway one found...
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Social Text (2023) 41 (4 (157)): 37–60.
Published: 01 December 2023
... writes: “Ey gudpeople 2day is my last day in South Africa *crying* sometymz in lyf have to choose btwn the ones we love and education.anyway i love you all guys i wll miss u you all.” 60 Her words echo beyond the grave. When Facebook users die, their digital profiles linger unless specific action...