Are networked fitness-tracking apps another tool to preserve male hegemony? Rebecca Feasey pokes at the latest trend in MAMIL (Middle-Aged Man In Lycra)–ian behavior.
In the so-called “attention economy,” brands increasingly harness the immaterial labor of social media participants. To what extent can these digital activities by understood as gendered? This post draws on findings from a recently published International Journal of Cultural Studies article to explore the gendered politics of social media labor.
The Recording Academy’s decision to use Twitter to announce its nominees reinforces social media’s role in shaping industrial practice surrounding award shows.
Klout attempts to quantify the ephemeral, subjective concept of online influence through social media analytics. What does such a number mean for how we consider self-presentation online?