[SIGCIS-Members] Internet Histories double special issue 6 (1-2), Dead and Dying Platforms

Asger Harlung asger at cc.au.dk
Tue Aug 30 01:35:24 PDT 2022

Dear Moderators

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To whom it may concern

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,

Asger Harlung,
Editorial Assistant,
Internet Histories



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

Book Reviews
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
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