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Emma Watson on Framing

Column
Jan Blommaert
21/05/2019
6 minutes to read

Emma Watson's Instagram reaction to the Alabama abortion bill accurately exposes the work of framing in public debates, and shows an educational use of social media. 

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Doxing and online communities

Article
Fleur d'Hollosy
20/05/2019
11 minutes to read

Describing how quintessential characteristics of globalization can facilitate in the phenomena of doxing. 

This is ... a modern protest song vs a nationalist agenda

Article
Jan Dijsselbloem
17/05/2019
15 minutes to read

Childish Gambino's protest song "This is America" fueled a whole range of international artists to make their voices heard. In this article, the contemporary protest song gives nationalist propaganda a much needed rationality check. 

It's a match: Tinder and Tourism

Article
Lieke van der Wielen
15/05/2019
8 minutes to read

Tinder Tourism is influencing the way we experience travel, but the way we travel is also changing Tinder 

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Ai Weiwei and the Art of Activism

Article
Ghyli Kirshner
14/05/2019
12 minutes to read

Whether pictures of his middle finger in front of national buildings or a recreation of a drowned refugee, Ai Weiwei is not afraid to shock and confront people with his art works.

Jeffree Star and the LGBTQ Community

Article
Anne Sieberichs
09/05/2019
11 minutes to read

The world of YouTubers is diverse and colorful. An example of this big world is male make-up YouTuber Jeffree Star. This article discusses why he is contributing in the LGBTQ community. 

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Can tourism revitalize dying languages?

Article
Victoria Mohr
08/05/2019
8 minutes to read

Some estimates say the world could lose 4,000 of its 6,000 languages by the end of the twenty first century (Grenoble & Whaley, 1999). Can tourism help change that?

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Millennials and their ‘backpack full of apps’

Article
Lea Goeron
07/05/2019
10 minutes to read

Millennials are a diverse group of independent individuals, who travel more and in all sorts of ways. Although they do not have the same purchasing power as previous generations, they are willing to spend for an 'authentic' travel adventure.

Play and metapolitics in Angry Goy II

Paper
Shannon Verhoef
06/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article examines how videogame Angry Goy 2 constructs its anti-Semitic and white supremacist messages, and if this videogame is ready to effectively enter and succeed in the metapolitical arena.

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Dive into the Mermaidkin's online world

Article
Idhuna Pastoor
03/05/2019
18 minutes to read

Have you ever heard of Mermaidkin? It is an online community who identifies with - not as - Mermaids/Mermen. This article is an analysis of Mermaidkin, supported by empirical data from the social media platform AminoApps.

Matcha: Don't let yourself be fooled by superfoods

Article
Federica Morgandi
02/05/2019
9 minutes to read

Superfoods are hot, and so is Matcha, the powdered green tea. Matcha is more than just tea, it is a superfood, an identity emblem and a social media phenomenon. 

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When mHealth apps become unhealthy

Article
Kelsey van Tellingen
01/05/2019
10 minutes to read

Mhealth apps have become more popular in the last couple of years. Are we losing the connection with our body by using our mobile devices to tell us whether we are living a healthy lifestyle? We need more information about the use of health apps.

Why authors should be grateful for social media

Column
Lola Vos
30/04/2019
9 minutes to read

This article discusess the ways in which authors can benefit from social media. What are the different strategies authors can introduce on social media?