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Re: <nettime> Nettime Survey (1995-2016)

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 6:51 AM, David Gauthier <d@gauthiier.info> wrote:

     In the era of "big data," as a corpus, mailing lists are suprisingly
     understudied (perhaps it is because they are so small... -- your entire
     archive (1995-2016) is only ~210M and fits on my 2004 thumb drive).

     Nonetheless, we believe that legacy systems, such as open crawlable
     mailing lists (GNU Mailman/Pipermail/Mhonarc), may retrospectively, in
     the future, provide a more lasting historical record of digital culture
     than today's all enveloping corporate-guarded social media.

     David and Marc

Absolutely. I was able to write a substantial part of my dissertation by
using various corpuses of mailing lists and analyzing them qualitatively
and quantitatively.

See: https://www.academia.edu/27869809/Netroots_Organizing_from_Viral_Marketing_to_Barack_Obama_How_Berger_and_Luckmanns_Theory_of_Institutionalization_Resolves_the_Paradox_of_Embedded_Agency.

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