Online reviews are widely used for decision-making in daily life. Reviews of entertainment objects (e.g. films, books) are used as evidence of their quality. In this paper, we discuss the construction of "experts" on cultural knowledge online.
This article focuses BTS A.R.M.Y, the fandom of Korean boyband BTS as a niched culture on Twitter. It analyzes how the fandom influences BTS achievements and success on the global stage through their online support.
This article focuses on Dutch vocabulary changes that are brought on by inter-cultural contact as a result of globalization. The superdiverse population of the Netherlands is raising awareness for racist Dutch vocabulary.
Old factory signs, preserved French hotel names and signs in the local dialect paint Maastricht's rich linguistic landscape. An analysis of three examples showcases how the city's history and current developments are embedded in public signs.
Mom shamers have been around since forever and, sadly, social media has only helped to amplify their voices. When it comes to being especially vitriolic, they take aim at Hollywood moms. This article examines how this unfolds on Instagram.
The digital superhero comics business received a relevance boost in early 2020, when print comic books distribution was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How has this affected the medium's most prominent genre, the Superhero?
This article contemplates how our "culture of connectivity" brings forth privacy issues reminding us of government surveillance in East Germany. How does this work, and how do we all contribute to this culture?
Blinkist is an app developed by a software company in Berlin. According to its marketing campaign, it “makes reading books realistic again”. But what kind of reading does it facilitate? I tried the app for a week.