Theory, Culture and Society 31 (6):125-150 (2014)

Abstract
This paper enquires into the politics of real-time in online media. It suggests that real-time cannot be accounted for as a universal temporal frame in which events happen, but explores the making of real-time from a device perspective focusing on the temporalities of platforms. Based on an empirical study exploring the pace at which various online media produce new content, we trace the different rhythms, patterns or tempos created by the interplay of devices, users’ web activities and issues. What emerges are distinct forms of ‘realtimeness’ which are not external from but specific to devices, organized through socio-technical arrangements and practices of use. Realtimeness thus unflattens more general accounts of the real-time web and research, and draws attention to the agencies built into specific platform temporalities and the political economies of making real-time.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0263276414537318
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 72,634
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

The Social Media Image.Nadav Hochman - 2014 - Big Data and Society 1 (2).
Rhythmedia: A Study of Facebook Immune System.Elinor Carmi - 2020 - Theory, Culture and Society 37 (5):119-138.
Remediation, Time and Disaster.Anders Ekström - 2016 - Theory, Culture and Society 33 (5):117-138.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Analytics

Added to PP index
2014-06-23

Total views
25 ( #460,465 of 2,533,688 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #389,210 of 2,533,688 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes