I’m going to be completely honest: I found this model extremely confusing when I first read the chapter assigned to us. I think it’s probably due to the severe lack of visual representation of the model.
Van Dijck leaves us with a Venn diagram of six overlapping circles representing the six aspects of social media platforms. While this diagram does a good job of showing us how a platform is made up of these six things such that they’re interconnected.
I decided to build on that representation, as well that circular representation that we looked at in class on Tuesday. Here are the notes I came up with:
Obviously, this is not a complete representation of the model as discussed in the reading or in class. However, it may be a good starting point if you’re reviewing or looking to deepen your understanding.
Hope it’s helpful!
PureSolution Design. Set of Flat Line Icons. Behance, https://www.behance.net/gallery/24885487/Set-of-Flat-Line-Icons.
Dijck, Jose van. “Disassembling Platforms, Reassembling Sociality.” The Culture of Connectivity: a Critical History of Social Media, Oxford University Press, 2013.