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All We Do is "Stalking": Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks

Antonini, Alessio; Gomez Mejia, Gustavo and Lupi, Lucia (2019). All We Do is "Stalking": Studying New Forms of Reading in Social Networks. In: HyperText 2019, 17-20 Sep 2019, Hof, Germany, ACM.

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A particular use of the term “stalking” is emerging in social networks to indicate a wide range of reading practices aimed to gain insight on a subject. As a new type of reading, “stalking” does not always have a negative connotation and it is not limited to the personal sphere but ranging from ludic to professional aims. Considering the preliminary results of a case study in the READ-IT project, this contribution wishes to engage the hypertext research community in considering “stalking” as a type of reading activity emerging from the unique features of social networks related both to “stalkers” (as hypertext readers), and to the “stalked” (as a type of contents) within the context of social networking platforms (as a type of medium and environment for reading).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 ACM
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Reading Europe Advanced Data Investigation ToolAH/S000410/1AHRC Arts & Humanities Research Council
Keywords: digital humanities; reading experience; profile staking; social network; modelling
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 62259
Depositing User: Alessio Antonini
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 09:11
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2019 05:18
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