How authentic are we really? The increase of digital influencers and the pressure on users to reach a certain following or look a certain way before posting a photo, questions the idea of online authenticity.
In this video Ralf de Wolf discusses the ways in which we need privacy in order to have a well functioning democracy, and the ways in which our privacy and our society are being threatened by a misuse of new technologies.
Due to globalization, families are likely to speak multiple languages within one household. That is why Google made its voice assistant bilingual. Is this a breakthrough in the super-diverse world or just another cause of inequality?
The lifting community on Tumblr keeps growing and growing. Calling themselves lifters, they take over a controversial niche on the quirky and queer website. They're bragging about stolen goods online, gain followers, likes and reshares.
What are memes? And why is it important to study them? Ondřej Procházka is a PhD researcher affiliated with Charles University and Tilburg University. His research focuses on Internet meme communities and their sociolinguistic aspects.
Who is responsible for public values in an online society? Professor José van Dijck talks about the challenges Europe is facing because of 'GAFAM' (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft) and the impact dataflows are having on our daily lives.
Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?
Body positivity is an online movement with an increasing amount of supporters. These body positivists used social media to spread their 'body positive' message. How do people respond to body positivity? And how can we recognize body positivity?