University of Amsterdam
Bernhard Rieder is Assistant Professor of New Media at the University of Amsterdam. Besides doing digital methods based work, his research focuses on the history, theory, and politics of software, particularly on the role of algorithms in social processes and the production of knowledge. He has worked as a Web programmer on various projects and is currently working on a book that investigates the history and cultural significance of information processing techniques.
ArticlesIntroduction Social media platforms present numerous challenges to empirical research, making it different from researching cases in offline environments, but also different from studying the “open” Web. Because of the limited access possibilities and the sheer size of platforms like Facebook or Twitter, the question of delimitation, i.e. the selection of...Read more