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The Politics of Content Aggregation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2014 (English)In: Television and New Media, ISSN 1527-4764, E-ISSN 1552-8316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the streaming of online video, along a line of comparison to the music industry. Based on qualitative empirical research conducted in Sweden and other European countries, the article focuses on one particular aspect of streamed media, aggregation, since aggregation is central for how streaming is economically, technically, and socially organized. Developing its argument at the intersection of critical media industry studies and economic anthropology, the article argues that online aggregators have contributed to a process of devaluation that their services were designed to fight.

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Sage, 2014.
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diigtal media infrastructure, Netflix, Spotify, streaming, aggregation, Long Tail theory
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Media Studies
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Media and Communication Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-112079DOI: 10.1177/1527476414554402OAI: diva2:777917
Streaming Heritage: Following Files in Digital Music Distribution
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2015-01-13Bibliographically approved

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