Journal article

Data cultures of mobile dating and hook-up apps: emerging issues for critical social science research

25 Jul 2017
Description

Despite their wide adoption and economic importance, mobile dating apps have received little scholarly attention from this perspective – but they are intense sites of data generation, algorithmic processing, and cross-platform data-sharing; bound up with competing cultures of production, exploitation and use. In this paper, we describe the ways various forms of data are incorporated into, and emerge from, hook-up apps’ business logics, socio-technical arrangements, and cultures of use to produce multiple and intersecting data cultures. We propose a multi-layered research agenda for critical and empirical inquiry into this field, and suggest appropriate conceptual and methodological frameworks for exploring the social and political challenges of data cultures.

Publication Details
Identifiers: 
DOI: 
10.1177/2053951717720950
Volume: 
4
Issue: 
2
Access Rights Type: 
Open
Language: 
English
License Type: 
CC BY
Published year only: 
2017
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