Data portability among online platforms

Barbara Engels, Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW)
PUBLISHED ON: 11 Jun 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.2.408

1. Introduction Multi-sided online platforms such as social networks, search services and trading platforms are capable of creating enormous benefits for societies and economies. It is however easy to be uneasy about the impact of these online platforms: they quickly achieve scope and huge market valuations, and they use vast amounts of data in an

Should we worry about filter bubbles?

Frederik J. Zuiderveen Borgesius, University of Amsterdam
Damian Trilling, University of Amsterdam
Judith Möller, University of Amsterdam
Balázs Bodó, University of Amsterdam
Claes H. de Vreese, University of Amsterdam
Natali Helberger, University of Amsterdam
PUBLISHED ON: 31 Mar 2016 DOI: 10.14763/2016.1.401

Personalised news websites can have serious implications for democracy, but little is known about the extent and effects of personalisation.