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Call for papers: “A Decade of Web 2.0” First Monday special issue

call for papers has been issued for a special issue of First Monday, to be published in June 2016, on “A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond.” The editors of the special issue are Michael Zimmer and Anna L. Hoffman. Extended abstracts are due by September 1, with selected full papers due February 1, 2016.

In light of Web 2.0’s continued relevance and impact, we are pleased to edit a new special issue of First Monday – A Decade of Web 2.0: Reflections, Critical Perspectives, and Beyond – that aims to update and extend previous critical assessments of online social and participatory platforms and practices.

We seek submissions from a broad array of disciplines and perspectives representing a diverse collection topics, including, but not limited to:

  • identity and pseudonymity
  • algorithms and the filter bubble
  • exercise of power and protest
  • social media and democracy
  • privacy and data flows
  • memes and virality
  • labor and exploitation
  • commodification and corporatization
  • content production and appropriation
  • cyberbullying and online harassment
  • law and regulatory interventions
  • social data and research ethics

In addition, we especially encourage submissions that examine the above (or other) issues as they intersect with issues of race, gender, sexuality, disability, or socioeconomic status.

Interested authors should submit an extended abstract of 400-500 words to the editors at by September 1. Those selected to submit full papers will do so by February 1, 2016, with papers going through external peer review. If you have questions or comments, they should be addressed to guest editors Michael Zimmer and Anna L. Hoffman. Be sure to review the full call for papers for full details.