• Slashdot, open news and informated media: exploring the intersection of imagined futures and web publishing technology

    Author(s):
    Michael Stevenson (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Internet/web-based media, New media
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6R52F
    Abstract:
    "In this essay, my interest is in how imagined media futures are implicated in the work of producing novel web publishing technology. I explore the issue through an account of the emergence of Slashdot, the tech news and discussion site that by 1999 had implemented a number of recommendation features now associated with social media and web 2.0 platforms. Specifically, I aim to understand the connection between the development of Slashdot’s influential content-management system (CMS) - an elaborate publishing infrastructure called “Slash” that allowed editors to choose reader submissions for publication and automatically distributed the work of moderating the comments sections among trusted users - and two distinct visions of a web-enabled transformation of media production."
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    Published
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    2 years ago
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