Read the second issue of Computational Culture, a journal of software studies, with articles on subjects ranging from location-aware social media, Google’s PageRank to a methodology for software studies. Boris Ružić wrote an extensive review of Geert Lovink’s Networks Without a Cause. Available online at computationalculture.net.
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