Networked Society and its New Power Actors: Critical Analysis of Hardware, Software, and Communicative Level of Digital Space

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Abstract

The paper analyses the networked society with the use of critical Internet studies approach. The authors consider the expansion of digital space as a transformational factor of post-modern individual work. In particular, there are negative trends: the decline in productivity, the decline in leisure quality and the problem of digital exploitation. The latest trend is considered using such concepts as 'digital prosumerism', 'digital labor product' and 'digital capital'. The authors note that capital in the digital space consists of two components: market and communicative ones. Both of these components play an important role in the spread of digital branding and in the formation of digital power actors at three levels of the digital space: communicative (digital profi-sumers), software (platforms as traffic oligopolies) and hardware (digital architects). The paper deals with the problems that may arise due to the strengthening of these actors. The authors propose approaches and possible tools (including Big Data analyses and math modelling) for empirical verification of the concepts applied.

Translated title of the contributionСетевое общество и его новые властные акторы: Критический анализ аппаратного, программного и коммуникативного уровней цифрового пространства
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2019 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar, ComSDS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages70-75
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728115849
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2019
EventThe 2019 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar - СПбГТЭУ (ЛЭТИ), Санкт-Петербург
Duration: 10 Apr 201910 Apr 2019
Conference number: 2

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2019 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar, ComSDS 2019

Seminar

Seminar2019 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar, ComSDS 2019
Abbreviated title2019 ComSDS
CountryRussian Federation
CityСанкт-Петербург
Period10/04/1910/04/19

Scopus subject areas

  • Marketing
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management

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    Gavra, D. P., & Dekalov, V. V. (2019). Networked Society and its New Power Actors: Critical Analysis of Hardware, Software, and Communicative Level of Digital Space. In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar, ComSDS 2019 (pp. 70-75). [8709647] (Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Communication Strategies in Digital Society Seminar, ComSDS 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMSDS.2019.8709647