The App Ecosystem and its Invasive Species: Exploring the political economy of infrastructures for mobile datafication

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Mobile markets are frequently described as ecosystems (Authors, 2020; Binns et al., 2018; Vallina-Rodriguez et al., 2016) where powerful companies generate value from continuously mining and distributing data. In this paper, we advance the ecological metaphor (Innis, 1991 [1951]; Scolari, 2012) through both theoretical conceptualisations and empirical explorations of the contemporary app ecosystem. We thereby contribute to the emergent field of app studies (Dieter et al., 2019; Gerlitz et al., 2019) by critically scrutinising the political economy (Mosco, 2009) of mobile communication.
Publikationsdato20 aug. 2021
StatusUdgivet - 20 aug. 2021
BegivenhedNordmedia Conference 2021 - University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Island
Varighed: 18 aug. 202120 aug. 2021


KonferenceNordmedia Conference 2021
LokationUniversity of Iceland

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