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What is remix culture?

When I grew up, the word remix referred solely to the strange sounding, extended versions of songs that were often on side 2 of 12″ vinyl singles — they used to call them ”Maxi Singles”. Today, the notion of remix…

Out of the fog

I am a big fan of clarity. Even though I define myself as belonging to the dark variety of cultural research in the borderlands between social science and the humanities, where namedropping French theorists, and stating things in the most…

Reading from a distance

Apart from network analysis, studying the Internet involves a lot of text analysis. In my work, I have introduced the notion of social media flows to describe a new type of textual data which is characteristic of the age of networked…

Are social media revolutions possible?

During the last couple of years, there has been a lot of talk about social media as driving forces for revolutions. Smartphones, Twitter and Facebook have been said to enable grassroots interest groups, social movements, NGOs and oppressed populations to…

Get over it!

  — Am I the coordinator of a network for *qualitative* methods? — Well, yes I am. — Did I write a book where half of the chapters were about *quantitative methods* (written by one author) while the other half…

Who's afraid of Wikipedia?

Crowdsourcing is indeed one of the buzzwords of our time. It refers, basically, to any process where contributions are solicited ”from a large group of people, and especially from an online community”. It may have to do with material contributions,…

Dare to be a social media guerrilla

A university should not be an island. At Umeå University, we are constantly making efforts to communicate knowledge and research findings to external contacts. This means engaging in ongoing dialogues with other universities, with students, with the general public, with…

Forget about the Internet!

Being a researcher of the Internet and digital culture, I study a moving target. My object of study is under a steadily ongoing transformation, and more than once I have had to re-think projects because the landscape had changed before…