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Digital Methods, Platforms-Software Studies, Networks & Technicity

We had to take one of your papers down :(

If you are alone, you cannot fight the power of digital platforms. This post is an unfortunate description of moderation content [1], in particular the lack of capacity of Academia in checking a copyright request, and later, the lack of attitude towards publicly assuming the error.

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Call into the platform!

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[Livro] Métodos Digitais

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Reading Digital Networks: Climate Emergency, Bolsonaro & Bot Image Circulation by Vision API.

Let´s talk digital networks! But not exactly information or neural networks, neither the networks build from marketing places for work, such as Amazon´s Mechanical Turk, Lucid, YouGov, CrowdFlower or Prolific. I want to talk digital networks both “as captured by digital data”

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#SMARTDataSprint 2020 Digital Methods: theory-practice-critique

SMART Data Sprint 2020. Digital Methods: theory-practice-critique. 27-31 January 2020, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon.
SMART Data Sprint 2020. Digital Methods: theory-practice-critique. 27-31 January 2020, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH, Lisbon. Info: https://smart.inovamedialab.org/2020-digital-methods/
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Web APIs over the years

With the intention to grasp the technicity of digital platforms, I´ve been following up social media APIs for a while. There is also this model (a work still in progress) that question what one should look at social media APIs. The main reason for looking at social media APIs, I argue, consists of two key strands that allow for repurposing of digital research (both in theory and in practice).

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Digital Sociology [notes]

In Digital Sociology (2017) Noortje Marres embraces the digital under a more technology-led approach; it is an effort to show what may come before “the digital alphabetization process”, that is an introduction to digital methods for sociology. Marres thus prepares the field for introducing new formats of doing research and knowing society; explaining Continue reading “Digital Sociology [notes]”

#EleNão vs. #EleSim

Few weeks before the presidential elections in Brazil, some feminist movements raised their voice across different web platforms and grounded protests (29 September 2018). The tag #EleNão (not him) becomes not only synonymous of a massive movement against the presidential candidate Jair Bolsonarobut it also gives the political polarization in Brazil a new format: Continue reading “#EleNão vs. #EleSim”

Trends for Journalism on YouTube

How 360 technology is appropriated by Brazilian journalism? This is an ongoing work about the study of trends for journalism on YouTube, co-authored with Ana Marta M.Flores, Elsa Caetano, Cristian Ruiz and myself. It is still in an exploratory phase, but, however, with interesting insights. We presented our first findings at Continue reading “Trends for Journalism on YouTube”

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