My book is Reverse Engineering Social Media: Software, Culture, and Political Economy in New Media Capitalism. Temple University Press.
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- Gehl, R.W., 2016. "The Politics of Punctualization and Depunctualization in the Digital Advertising Alliance." Communication Review.
- Friz, Amanda, and Robert W. Gehl, 2016. "Pinning the Feminine User: Gender Scripts in Pinterest's Sign-Up Interface." Media, Culture and Society.
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2015. "The Case for Alternative Social Media." Social Media + Society.
- Gehl, R.W., 2015. "Sharing, Knowledge Management, and Big Data: A Partial Genealogy of the Data Scientist." European Journal of Cultural Studies.
- Gehl, R.W., and Brian Cozen, 2015. "Passé Media: Communication and Transportation on Commuter and Computer Buses." Communication Theory.
- Hasian, Marouf, Nick Paliewicz, and Robert W. Gehl, 2014. "Earthquake Controversies, the L'Aquila Trials, and the Argumentative Struggles for both Cultural and Scientific Power." Canadian Journal of Communication, 39(4).
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2014. "Power/Freedom on the Dark Web: A Digital Ethnography of the Dark Web Social Network." New Media and Society.
- Gehl, R.W., 2014. "Power from the C-Suite: The Chief Knowledge Officer and Chief Learning Officer as Agents of Noopower." Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies, 11(2): 175-194.
- Gehl, R.W., 2014. "Teaching to the Turing Test with Cleverbot." Transformations, 24(1-2). 56-66.
- King, Andy, Robert W. Gehl, Doug Grossman, and Jacob D. Jensen, 2013. "Skin self-examinations and visual identification of atypical nevi: Comparing individual and crowdsourcing approaches." Cancer Epidemiology.
- (OA) Gehl, R.W. 2013. "Server Farms: Disciplined Machines Behind Noopower. Media Fields, 6.
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2013. "What's on Your Mind? Social Media and Noopower." First Monday, 18(3/4).
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2013. "'Why I Left Facebook': Stubbornly Refusing to Not Exist Even After Opting Out of Mark Zuckerberg's Social Graph." In The Unlike Us Reader: Understanding Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives. Institute for Network Cultures, Amsterdam, pp. 220-238.
- (OA) Gehl, R.W. & Bell, Sarah A., 2012. "Heterogeneous Software Engineering: Garmisch 1968, Microsoft Vista, and a Methodology for Software Studies." Computational Culture (2).
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2012. "Real (software) abstractions: on the rise of Facebook and the fall of Myspace." Social Text, 30(2 111), pp 99-119.
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2012. "Distributed Centralization: Web 2.0 as a portal into users' lives." Lateral: The Journal of the Cultural Studies Association.
- Gehl, R.W. & Gibson, T.A., 2012. Building a Blog Cabin during a Financial Crisis: Circuits of Struggle in the Digital Enclosure. Television & New Media, 13(1), pp.48-67.
- Gehl, R.W., 2011. The archive and the processor: the internal logic of Web 2.0. New Media & Society.
- (OA) Gehl, R.W., 2011. Ladders, samurai, and blue collars: Personal branding in Web 2.0. First Monday, 16(9-5).
- Watts, V. & Gehl, R.W. eds., 2010. The Politics of Cultural Programming in Public Spaces, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
- Gehl, R.W., 2009. YouTube as archive: who will curate this digital Wunderkammer? International Journal of Cultural Studies, 12(1), pp.43 - 60.