Social Media, Financial Algorithms and the Hack Crash

The OnlineFirst version of “Social Media, Financial Algorithms and the Hack Crash” was just published in Theory Culture and Society. This paper, co-authored by Kate Crawford and I, is a result of my Social Media Collective internship during summer 2013.

The paper is about the interconnectedness between social media and finance. It focuses on a case where a hacked tweet was sent allegedly causing the loss of 136bn dollars in financial markets. We are also mapping the rationales behind a new industry, which makes money by examining and predicting things with social media data. The article is here: http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/05/04/0263276415583139.abstract

The pre-print version can be found here: https://www.academia.edu/12248208/Social_Media_Financial_Algorithms_and_the_Hack_Crash

 

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