Life on automatic: Facebook's archival subject

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Mitchell, Liam;
(2014)
  • Publisher: University of Illinois at Chicago University Library
  • Journal: First Monday (issn: 1396-0466)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5210/fm.v19i2.4825
  • Subject: Cultural Studies; Media Studies | archive; automaticity; Baudrillard; browsing; convenience; Derrida; Facebook; Heidegger; ontology; Zuckerberg

Facebook’s ideology rests on and results in a particular ontology: Mark Zuckerberg wants the site to help create an “open” and “connected” world.  This article explains the implications of this world-changing mission by examining services that map the Facebook user’s pa... View more
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