The journal Internet Histories Volume 6 Issue 1-2 has been completed and is available online.
This is a special double issue “Dead and Dying Platforms” by guest editors Muira McCammon & Jessa Lingel.
Two articles are Open Access, and one is Free Access for a limited time.
The double issue may be accessed here:
Below, please find an overview of contents of this double issue.
Please also consider submitting an article to the journal, more information about submission can be found here http://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rint20&page=instructions.
Kind regards on behalf of the Internet Histories editorial team,
- Situating dead-and-dying platforms: technological failure, infrastructural precarity, and digital decline - Muira McCammon & Jessa Lingel
- Dead-and-dying platforms: a roundtable - Muira McCammon, Diami Virgilio, Cody Ogden, Kevin Ackermann, Ethan Zuckerman, Robert Gehl, Saima Akhtar, Sultan Al-Azri, Catherine Knight Steele, Amber M. Hamilton, Anat Ben-David, Sarah Wasserman, Sara Namusoga-Kaale & Joy Lisi Rankin
- Why does a platform die? Diagnosing platform death at Friendster’s end - Frances Corry
- “Tom had us all doing front-end web development”: a nostalgic (re)imagining of Myspace | Open Access- Kate M. Miltner & Ysabel Gerrard
- The four deaths of Couchsurfing and the changing ecology of the web - Karolina Mikołajewska-Zając & Attila Márton
- Porn bans, purges, and rebirths: the biopolitics of platform death in queer fandoms - Diana Floegel
- “Everything on the internet can be saved”: Archive Team, Tumblr and the cultural significance of web archiving | Open Access - Jessica Ogden
- Forgotten passwords and Long-Gone exes: the life and death of Renren - Lianrui Jia
- “They’re describing Yelp in 1992!”: revisiting the Blacksburg Electronic Village - Tamara Kneese
- The rise and fall of MapQuest - Rowan Wilken
- “Yakety yak: Don’t talk back”: An autopsy of anonymity gone awry - Kathryn Montalbano
- r/WatchRedditDie and the politics of reddit’s bans and quarantines - Julia R. DeCook
- A ‘lifetime of indentured servitude:’ rights, labor, and gender anxieties in a dead men’s rights newsgroup - Alexis de Coning
- The death of GeoCities: seeking destruction and platform eulogies in Web archives - Katie Mackinnon | Free Access
- Social Media and the Automatic Production of Memory: Classification, Ranking, and Sorting of the Past - by Ben Jacobsen and David Beer, Bristol University Press, Bristol, 2021. Hardcover, pp. 116, ISBN: 978-1-5292-1815-2 - Kira Allmann
- Wikipedia @ 20, stories of an incomplete revolution, edited by joseph reagle and jackie koerner, the MIT press (2020), cambridge, Massachusetts; london, England, U.S. $27.95 - Helen Hockx-Yu