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Tik Tok, taking you to every corner of China!

Article
HONG HU
12/02/2019
12 minutes to read

In the process of globalization, Tik Tok, the most popular short video and social media app in China, greatly influences China's marginal areas on both government and individual layer.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement and its weight on society

Article
Lea Goeron
06/01/2020
9 minutes to read

In this article, we deal with the concept of body positivity, Jameela Jamil's 'I Weigh' movement on social media, and how she is trying to make the online world a safer place for teenagers and adolescents insecure about their image. 

Squatting Slavs: a culture, a stereotype or just a meme?

Article
Kristiana Naydenova
08/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Is the Squatting Slav phenomenon helping Slavs express themselves or is it ruining their reputation? This article explores the emergence, historical background, popularization, culture and language of the meme.

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Trump, why do people love you?

Article
Blean Tsige
14/01/2019
15 minutes to read

The purpose of this article is an attempt to understand the support system Trump has developed throughout his presidency. Likewise, I am trying to criticize and highlight aspects of his journey.  

 

The readable body of Trisha Paytas

Article
Egle Talandyte
09/12/2019
10 minutes to read

This paper uses the Foucauldian theoretical framework to analyze the online visual display of the (morphing) body of Trisha Paytas. 

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Let’s talk about big tech (no, not you)

Column
Linnet Taylor
25/02/2020
4 minutes to read

In her first Diggit column, Linnet Taylor (Tilburg University) makes the case that big tech has a consent problem and that researchers should address the lumpy, inconvenient, political reality of big tech.

The algorithmic populism of Alice Weidel

Article
Karlijn Raaijmakers
08/11/2018
10 minutes to read

Technical developments and the growth of social media have caused politicians to start using social media as a tool for their political campaigns. This is also the case for Alice Weidel: the leader of the AfD. What are the consequences?

Meme Alice Weidel from Alternative fur Deutschland as Pepe The Frog  in the meme war

AfD’s online movements: activism or slacktivism?

Article
Emily van der Veen
01/11/2018
15 minutes to read

This article provides a detailed and analytical look at online movements related to the AfD. It shows how these movements take action and what the results of these actions are. 

AfD party leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland

AfD and the battle for the German nation

Article
Lisa Laarakker
04/12/2018
12 minutes to read

The Afd fights for  a German nation, not for democracy. Acting like enhancers of democracy, the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party uses concepts like democracy to propagate a completely different and essentially antidemocratic message. 

Oslo city after the 2011 bombing

BREAKING: 'Devastating Al-Qaeda attacks in Norway'

Article
Mijke Akkermans
18/11/2019
11 minutes to read

This article investigates how news media worked through the 'breaking news' format in their reports about the 2011 Norway attacks by looking at the presence of experts and witnesses, and the use of the 'muslim-terror' format and its societal effects.

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.