Introduction: Understanding social media monopolies

  • Korinna Patelis Cyprus University of Technology
  • Pavlos Hatzopoulos Cyprus University of Technology


The ubiquitous presence of social media in everyday life has not been met by equally pervasive research efforts for their critical understanding, due mostly to the increasing specialization and fragmentation of academic research. Unlike Us: Understanding Social Media Monopolies attempts to set out a research platform that overcomes both the dominant quantitative analyses and the privacy paradigm in current social media research.
How to Cite
Patelis, K., & Hatzopoulos, P. (2013). Introduction: Understanding social media monopolies. First Monday, 18(3).