Papers and Talks

Here is a list of the papers and some of the talks I’ve done over the years.


Rieder, B., Matamoros-Fernández, A., & Coromina, Ò. (2018). From ranking algorithms to ‘ranking cultures’: Investigating the modulation of visibility in YouTube search results. Convergence : The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 24(1), 50-68. [open access]

Gerlitz, C., & Rieder, B. (2018). Tweets Are Not Created Equal: investigating Twitter’s client ecosystem. International Journal of Communication : IJoC, 12, 528-547. [open access]

Abdulla, R., Poell, T., Rieder, B., Woltering, R. A. F. L., & Zack, E. W. A. (2018). Facebook polls as proto-democratic instruments in the Egyptian revolution: The ‘We Are All Khaled Said’ Facebook page. Global Media and Communication, 14(1), 141-160. [paywall link]

Rieder, B. (2017). Beyond Surveillance: How Do Markets and Algorithms ‘Think’? Le foucaldien, 3(1). [open access]

Rieder, B. (2017). Scrutinizing an algorithmic technique: the Bayes classifier as interested reading of reality. Information, Communication & Society, 20(1), 100-117. [open access]

Rieder, B., & Röhle, T. (2017). Digital Methods. From Challenges to Bildung. In M. T. Schäfer, & K. van Es (Eds.), The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data. (pp. 109-124). Amsterdam University Press. [¡the whole book is open access!]

Poell, T., Abdulla, R., Rieder, B., Woltering, R., & Zack, L. (2016). Protest leadership in the age of social media. Information, Communication & Society, 19(7), 994-1014. [paywall link]

Rieder, B. (2016). Big Data and the Paradox of Diversity. Digital Culture & Society, 2(2), 39-54. [paywall link]

Rieder, B., Abdulla, R., Poell, T., Woltering, R., & Zack, L. (2015). Data critique and analytical opportunities for very large Facebook Pages: Lessons learned from exploring “We are all Khaled Said”. Big Data & Society, 2(2). [open access]

Woltering, R., Abdulla, R., Poell, T., Rieder, B., & Zack, L. (2015). A Page and Its Politics: Situating Kullinā Khālid Saʿīd in Egypt’s Ideological Landscape at the Time of Revolution. Cyber Orient, 9(2). [open access]

Sire, G. / Rieder, B. (2015) Dans les ramures de l’arbre hypertexte. Analyse des incitations générées par l’opacité du moteur Google. French Journal for Media Research, No. 3 [open access]

Borra, E. / Rieder, B. (2014) Programmed Method. Developing a Toolset for Capturing and Analyzing Tweets. Aslib Journal of Information Management, Vol. 66, No. 3, pp. 262-278 [paywall link]

Rieder, B. / Sire, G. (2014) Conflicts of Interest and Incentives to Bias: A Microeconomic Critique of Google’s Tangled Position on the Web. New Media & Society, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 195-211 [paywall link]

B. Rieder (2014) Review of the book Software Takes Command. Information, Communication & Society, 17(9), pp. 1164-1167 [paywall link]

Rieder, B. (2013) Studying Facebook via Data Extraction: The Netvizz Application. In: Proceedings of the 5th Annual ACM Web Science Conference. New York: ACM, pp. 346-355 (best paper award) [paywall link / preprint]

Rieder, B. / Smyrnaios N. (2013) Social infomediation of news on Twitter: A French case study. NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies, No. 4 [open access]

Gerlitz, C./ Rieder, B. (2013) Mining one percent of Twitter: collections, baselines, sampling. M/C Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2 [open access] (German translation: Gerlitz, C. / Rieder, B. (2014) Data-Mining von einem Prozent Twitter – Sammlungen, Basislinien, Stichproben. In: Reichert, R. (hg.) Big Data: Analysen zum digitalen Wandel von Wissen, Macht und Ökonomie (Digitale Gesellschaft, 1). Bielefeld: Transcript, pp. 203-220)

Rieder, B. (2013) 81.498 words. The Book as Data Object. In: Kircz, J. / van der Weel, A. (eds.) The Unbound Book. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp. 57-70 [preprint]

Rieder, B. / Smyrnaios N. (2012) Pluralisme et infomédiation sociale de l’actualité: le cas de Twitter. Réseaux, No. 176, pp. 105-139 [open access]

Rieder, B. (2012) What is in PageRank? A Historical and Conceptual Investigation of a Recursive Status Index. Computational Culture, No. 2 [open access]

Rieder, B. (2012) The Refraction Chamber: Twitter as Sphere and Network. First Monday, Vol. 17, No. 11 [open access]

Rieder, B. (2012) Zentralität und Sichtbarkeit. Mathematik als Hierarchisierungsinstrument am Beispiel der frühen Bibliometrie. In: Brandstetter, T. / Hübel, T. / Tantner, A. (eds.) Vor Google. Eine Mediengeschichte der Suchmaschine im analogen Zeitalter. Bielefeld: transcript, pp. 223-253 [preprint]

Rieder, B. (2012) Institutionalizing without Institutions? Web 2.0 and the Conundrum of Democracy. In: Massit-Folléa, F. / Méadel, C. / Monnoyer-Smith, L. (eds.) Normative Experience in Internet Politics. Paris: Presses des Mines, pp. 157-186 [open access]

Rieder, B. / Röhle, T. (2012) Digital Methods. Five Challenges. In: Berry, D. M. (ed.) Understanding Digital Humanities. Basingstoke, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 67-84

Rieder, B. (2010) Pratiques informationnelles et analyse des traces numériques: de la représentation à l’intervention. Etudes de communication, No. 35, pp. 91-104 [open access]

Rieder, B. (2010) De la communauté à l’écume : quels concepts de sociabilité pour le “web social”? tic&société, Vol. 4, No. 1 [open access]

Rieder, B. (2009) Democratizing Search? From Critique to Society-oriented Design. In: Becker, K. / Stalder, F. (eds.) Deep Search. The Politics of Search beyond Google. StudienVerlag / Transaction Publishers, pp. 133-151 [preprint]

Rieder, B. (2008) Entre marché et communauté: une discussion de la culture participative à l’exemple de Google Maps. Ludovia 2008: Do it yourself 2.0, Ax-les-Thermes, Août 2008, Actes pp. 282-292 [preprint]

Rieder, B. (2008) La question de la normativité des objets techniques comme passerelle entre ‘information’ et ‘communication’ en SIC. Congrès annuel de la SFSIC “Les sciences de l’Information et de la Communication : affirmation et pluralité” [working paper]

Rieder, B. / Schäfer, M. T. (2008) Beyond Engineering. Software Design as Bridge over the Culture/Technology Dichotomy. In: Vermaas, P. E. / Kroes, P. / Light, A. / Moore, S. A. (eds.): Philosophy and Design: From Engineering to Architecture. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 159-174 [preprint]

Rieder, B. (2007) Etudier les réseaux comme phénomènes hétérogènes : quelle place pour la ‘nouvelle science des réseaux’ en sciences humaines et sociales ? Journées d’étude : dynamiques de réseaux – information, complexité et non-linéarité. Université de Bordeaux [working paper]

Rieder, B. (2006) An Experimental Collaboration Tool for the Humanities: the Procspace System. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative systems, Carry-le-Rouet, France, May 2006, pp. 123-130 [preprint]

Rieder, B. (2005) Networked Control. Search Engines and the Symmetry of Confidence. International Review of Information Ethics, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 26-32 [open access]

Bouhaï, N. / Rieder, B. (2005) Towards New Practices of Education and E-learning on the Web. Proceedings of ICHSL.5 – Human System Learning, Marrakech, November 2005, pp. 97-106

Rieder, B. / Thévenet, M. (2005) Sphère publique et espaces procéduraux. Actes du colloque enjeux et usages des TIC: aspects sociaux et culturels. Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3, September 2005, pp.139-148 [preprint]

Bouhaï, N. / Rieder, B. (2005) A constructivist approach for training environments. In: Proceedings of the AACE World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. Montréal, Canada, July 2005, pp. 3795-3799

Rieder, B. (2004) Algorithmische Mediatoren. Software-Agenten als Gegenstand der Medienwissenschaften. Medienjournal, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 36-46 [preprint]


I lied about having a list of talks, but there are a bunch of powerpoints on my slideshare account.