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1Rogers, R.: Digital methods.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2013. 274 S.
Abstract: In Digital Methods, Richard Rogers proposes a methodological outlook for social and cultural scholarly research on the Web that seeks to move Internet research beyond the study of online culture. It is not a toolkit for Internet research, or operating instructions for a software package; it deals with broader questions. How can we study social media to learn something about society rather than about social media use? How can hyperlinks reveal not just the value of a Web site but the politics of association? Rogers proposes repurposing Web-native techniques for research into cultural change and societal conditions. We can learn to reapply such "methods of the medium" as crawling and crowd sourcing, PageRank and similar algorithms, tag clouds and other visualizations; we can learn how they handle hits, likes, tags, date stamps, and other Web-native objects. By "thinking along" with devices and the objects they handle, digital research methods can follow the evolving methods of the medium. Rogers uses this new methodological outlook to examine the findings of inquiries into 9/11 search results, the recognition of climate change skeptics by climate-change-related Web sites, the events surrounding the Srebrenica massacre according to Dutch, Serbian, Bosnian, and Croatian Wikipedias, presidential candidates' social media "friends," and the censorship of the Iranian Web. With Digital Methods, Rogers introduces a new vision and method for Internet research and at the same time applies them to the Web's objects of study, from tiny particles (hyperlinks) to large masses (social media).
Inhalt: The end of the virtual : digital methods -- The link and the politics of Web space -- The website as archived object -- Googlization and the inculpable engine -- Search as research -- National Web studies -- Social media and post-demographics -- Wikipedia as cultural reference -- After cyberspace : big data, small data.
Anmerkung: Rez. in: JASIST 66(2015) no.12, S.2721-2722 (Kim Holmberg)
LCSH: Internet research ; Internet searching ; Web search engines ; World Wide Web / Research ; Social media / Research ; Webometrics ; Internet / Social aspects
RSWK: Internet / Forschungsmethode ; Internet / Recherche / World Wide Web 2.0 ; Informations- und Dokumentationswissenschaft / Internet / Methodologie
BK: 06.74 Informationssysteme ; 54.08 Informatik in Beziehung zu Mensch und Gesellschaft
GHBS: NXZ (SI)
RVK: AP 15640 ; AP 15950 ; AP 18420 ; AN 95000