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Do platforms connect clients directly to providers? The new network patterns of digital work

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As part of our project on digital labour and development, Isis Hjorth, Mark Graham, Helena Barnard and I have been meeting and interviewing over a hundred people who do freelance work over the Internet, through platforms such as Upwork and… Continue Reading

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“Towards a study of information geographies” A full list of our maps

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We very recently published a paper that brings together a lot of the internet mapping work that we’ve been doing: Graham, M., S. De Sabbata, and M. A. Zook. (2015) “Towards a Study of Information Geographies: (im)mutable Augmentations and a Mapping… Continue Reading

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New paper – Towards a study of information geographies:(im)mutable augmentations and a mapping of the geographies of information

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Our research group spends a lot of time mapping the internet and the digital information that flows within it. So we decided to attempt to bring together a lot of that work into a single (open access) paper: Graham, M.,… Continue Reading

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New job working with the Geonet team at the Oxford Internet Institute: ‘Researcher in ICTs, Geography and Development’

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We are now hiring a researcher to work with us to investigate low-wage digital work being carried out in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Oxford Internet Institute is a leading centre for research into individual, collective and institutional behaviour on the Internet. We are… Continue Reading

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new publication: Wikipedia Arabe et la Construction Collective du Savoir

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  A chapter that I co-authored with Ilhem Allagui and Bernie Hogan has just been published in the book ‘Wikipedia Arabe et la Construction Collective du Savoir.’ You can download our chapter (in French) at the link below.  This is… Continue Reading