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