A technicity of attention: How software “makes sense.”

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fulltext Vol. 13 Paying Attention on 6/3/2019, 6:05:02 PM

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tag-as Facebook on 6/3/2019, 6:08:46 PM

cites Protocol on 6/3/2019, 6:13:00 PM

references EdgeRank on 6/3/2019, 6:13:56 PM

excerpt The power of EdgeRank, then, pertains to its ‘gate-keeping’ function – it decides what information to present to which user and in what ways. 13 on 6/3/2019, 6:14:36 PM

excerpt As the name suggests, EdgeRank is a ranking algorithm, designed to pass judgement on the relative importance of ‘edges’. The higher the algorithm ranks a piece of content in terms of significance, the more visible that shared content becomes (see Tonkelwitz, 2011). Attention can thus be encoded as information. As users continuously connect with new nodes (e.g. photos, movies, webpages, other users), novel connections are forged on an ongoing basis. 13 on 6/3/2019, 6:15:14 PM

excerpt Algorithms are anticipatory in their very ‘operational logic’ (Wardrip-Fruin, 2009: xi), which means that anticipation is inscribed into the very mechanics and rules of the system. 14 on 6/3/2019, 6:18:35 PM

cites Power through the algorithm? Participatory web cultures and the technological unconscious on 6/3/2019, 6:21:14 PM

references Communitas on 6/3/2019, 6:22:52 PM

references The Psychology of Attention on 6/3/2019, 6:23:56 PM

cites The Duality of Media: A Structurational Theory of Public Attention on 6/3/2019, 6:26:08 PM

cites Communication Matters on 6/3/2019, 6:26:53 PM


Automated Media: An Institutional Theory Perspective on Algorithmic Media Production and Consumption cites A technicity of attention: How software “makes sense.” on 6/3/2019, 5:50:28 PM