Digital Platforms, Imperialism and Political Culture by Dal Yong Jin

By Dal Yong Jin

In the networked twenty-first century, electronic systems have considerably inspired capital accumulation and electronic tradition. structures, reminiscent of social community websites (e.g. Facebook), se's (e.g. Google), and smartphones (e.g. iPhone), are more and more the most important simply because they functionality as significant electronic media intermediaries. rising businesses in non-Western international locations have created certain systems, controlling their very own nationwide markets and competing with Western-based platform empires within the worldwide markets. the truth even though is that just a handful of Western nations, essentially the united states, have ruled the worldwide platform markets, leading to capital accumulation within the fingers of some mega platform proprietors. This booklet contributes to the platform imperialism discourse by way of mapping out a number of middle components of platform imperialism, equivalent to highbrow estate, the worldwide electronic divide, and loose hard work, targeting the function of the countryside along transnational capital.

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