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The Political Economy of New Media Revisited

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Title: The Political Economy of New Media Revisited
Authors: Van Couvering, Elizabeth
Keywords: internet
economics
media
platform
political economy
Issue Date: 04 Jan 2017
Abstract: This paper defines media platforms in terms of the theory of traditional two-sided media markets, then goes on to develop the theory to include content providers as a third side of the market (the “platformisation of media”), the widespread introduction of sellable meta-information about the platform network (the “mediatisation of platforms”), and the importance of social networking technologies to the media platform. Issues of concern raised by this include privacy, intellectual property, and equity. Genres of resistance to unwanted visibility and invisibility, such as spoofing, spamming, fingering and silencing are also noted.
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/41374
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-0-2
DOI: 10.24251/HICSS.2017.220
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Appears in Collections:Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media Minitrack



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