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Birds of the internet: a field guide to understanding action, organization, and the governance of participation

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Birds of the internet : a field guide to understanding action, organization, and the governance of participation. / Fish, Adam; Murillo, Luis; Nguyen, Lilly; Panofsky, Aaron; Kelty, Christopher.

In: Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011, p. 157-187.

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Fish, A, Murillo, L, Nguyen, L, Panofsky, A & Kelty, C 2011, 'Birds of the internet: a field guide to understanding action, organization, and the governance of participation', Journal of Cultural Economy, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 157-187. https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2011.563069

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Fish, Adam ; Murillo, Luis ; Nguyen, Lilly ; Panofsky, Aaron ; Kelty, Christopher. / Birds of the internet : a field guide to understanding action, organization, and the governance of participation. In: Journal of Cultural Economy. 2011 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 157-187.

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