Gobo.social

Since 2017, we’ve been running Gobo.social as an experiment with you, the social media user, to explore how you could control what you see on platforms. Instead of Facebook’s algorithm or Twitter’s trending topics, you get to choose how the information from all of the people you follow is filtered.  We have some new ideas… Continue reading Gobo.social

An Illustrated Field Guide to Social Media

Ethan Zuckerman and Chand Rajendra-Nicolucci published the ebook An Illustrated Field Guide to Social Media with original artwork by Fiammetta Ghedini.

he book is adapted from the Mapping Social Media” series of blog posts written by Ethan and Chand for the Knight Foundation, documenting the wide variety of ways social media is put together on the Internet.

New Approaches to Platform Data Research

In March, we published iDPI’s first piece of research, New Approaches to Platform Data Research. This was written by Elizabeth Hansen-Shapiro, Michael Sugarman, Fernando Bermejo, and Ethan Zuckerman. Download the full report here. The white paper was originally commissioned by the NetGain partnership as a post-mortem on the Social Science One initiative. Ultimately, the research… Continue reading New Approaches to Platform Data Research