Tag Archives: 'platform politics'

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?

Twitter (probably) isn’t dying, but is it becoming less sociable?

Jean Burgess, 11 November 2015
Twitter’s demise has been announced so many times over its lifetime that it’s hard to keep track of all the premature eulogies (and this one from a year ago is actually pretty insightful), [...]

What If Google Bought Twitter? A Conversation and Some Further Thoughts

What If Google Bought Twitter? A Conversation and Some Further Thoughts

Snurb, 10 August 2015
Twitter has been in the news recently, for all the wrong reasons. Business media report that Twitter shareholders are disappointed with the company’s latest results; and this follows recent turmoil in the company’s leadership which saw [...]

Recent media coverage: Twitter data ownership and the 2013 #qldfloods

Recent media coverage: Twitter data ownership and the 2013 #qldfloods

Jean Burgess, 2 March 2013
I’m writing this from Cambridge (MA, USA; not UK), where I’m a few days into my stint as a Visiting Researcher at Microsoft Research New England. I’m thrilled to be able to spend some quality time [...]

New M/C Journal Article on the Harmful Effects of Twitter’s Corporate Policies

New M/C Journal Article on the Harmful Effects of Twitter’s Corporate Policies

Snurb, 30 October 2012
October has been a busy month – as those of you who follow my personal research blog may already have seen, our Mapping Online Publics colleague Tim Highfield and I have presented several papers at the [...]