[SIGCIS-Members] Documentation of AOL in mid-1990s

Erica Robles-Anderson ewoka823 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 12 05:27:05 PDT 2019


This probably goes without saying but Tiziana Terranova wrote a highly influential piece on Free Labor and AOL content moderators serve as the exemplary case.

Erica

Erica Robles-Anderson
Associate Professor
Media, Culture, and Communication
New York University
erica.robles at nyu.edu
@fstflofscholars
On Sep 11, 2019, 6:03 PM -0400, Joly MacFie <joly at punkcast.com>, wrote:
> I recall at the HOPE conference a few years back Jason Scott saying he is collecting AoL CDs.
>
> See https://archive.org/details/HOPE-11-a24-Now_and_Then_Here_and_There about 19 mins in.
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> joly
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> > On Wed, Sep 11, 2019 at 3:45 PM Avery Dame-Griff <avery.dame at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >   All,
> > >
> > > I've had limited locating these on my own, so I wonder if anyone has any suggestions: Are there archives (official or community-based) of documents related to America Online, especially during its mid-1990s boom? I'm especially interested in two things: A) Guides/Community Leaders' day-to-day practices around policing offensive content and B) AOL's relationship to independent community-oriented content providers (including compensation rates, contracts, etc.).
> > >
> > > Some documentation of Guide practices and policies exists, but there's almost nothing about the latter - it's my suspicion most users didn't even know some forums were run by independent contractors.
> > >
> > > Thanks in advance,
> > > Avery Dame-Griff
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