faculteit: "FGw" en publicatiejaar: "2009"
| Auteur||Annewil Neervens|
|Titel||(Re-)constructing Social Networking Sites. Examining Software Relations and its Influence on Users|
|Begeleiders||R.A. Rogers, G.W. Lovink|
|Faculteit||Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen|
|Opleiding||FGw MA Media en cultuur|
|Trefwoorden||Software (relations); Social Networking Sites (SNSs); Users; Influence; The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine; Facebook; Software research|
|Samenvatting||This thesis examines the relationship between social networking sites (SNSs), software and its influence on the user. Two frames of thought are employed here: (1) there is a void in software research. Especially when it comes to social networking sites (SNSs), not much|
research has been conducted as to how profiles are constructed by software and what consequences these constructions may have. This seems paradoxical, since this input might be of great influence on a user’s output (by which is meant both user-generated information
found on profiles and the questions as to why and how these sites are used). It is argued here that thorough academic research on SNSs should look at both the input and output. (2) A user is able to shape himself within a profile, but he is also shaped by the software. Software relations and the influence on users are therefore also discussed. Additionally, this thesis makes a new attempt in conducting practical software research by using the Internet
Archive’s Wayback Machine to reconstruct the history of Facebook’s software changes. It is thus, that the influence and symbioses of software and the user becomes clear.
|Soort document|| scriptie master|
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