Network Cultures Links – October

Wikipedia’s dark side: Censorship, revenge editing & bribes a significant issue. For more on Wikipedia, take a look at the INC-project Critical Point of View.

Matthew Fuller interviews Ben Grosser about Facebook Demetricator: ‘a tool for adapting the social network’s interface so that the numerical data it foregrounds is removed. No longer is the focus on how many friends one has or how many comments they’ve gotten, but on who those friends are and what they’ve written.’ Don’t Give Me the Numbers

On Google Throws Open Doors to Its Top-Secret Data Center – with some lovely images.

Call for Book Chapters for the Springer-Verlag Handbook: Convergent Divergence? – Cross-Disciplinary Viewpoint on Media Convergence. Upcoming deadline December 1st 2012.

Read online: ‘There is no information, only transformation’. An interview with Bruno Latour by Geert Lovink and Pit Schultz Hybrid Workspace, Documenta X, Kassel, August 16, 1997

‘On the one hand, you have all the social networks that you know. They’re about 43.5 percent of our social traffic. On the other, you have this previously unmeasured darknet that’s delivering 56.5 percent of people to individual stories. This is not a niche phenomenon! It’s more than 2.5x Facebook’s impact on the site.’ Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong

Peer progressives ‘believe in social progress, and we believe the most powerful tool to advance the cause of progress is the peer network.’ About the new book by Steven Johnson Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age: Comrades, Join the “Peer Progressive” Movement!

A long essay on Facebook and the difficulties alternative social networking sites face: What Happened to the Facebook Killer? It’s Complicated