Brugger, N. (2015). A brief History of Facebook as a media Text. Retrieved from:http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/5423/4466
This paper tells a history of Facebook from 2004 to 2013. It presents the big picture by focusing on Facebook as it presented itself to a user, that is the available semiotic and interactional elements (e.g., profile, wall, feed, commercials, etc.) as well as the functions and useforms which these elements made possible for a variety of actor types (profile owners, groups, companies, software developers, etc.).