Chinglish and Greeklish are taken over. This paper argues that in times cultural globalization, English becomes localized and gradually integrated into local communities due to the development of information technology.
This article provides a reflection on heartbreak in the digital workds, which means that one is breaking up online as well as offline. Unfollow or unfriend one another on social media and if necessary look up self-help tips on how to move on.
The age of surveillance capitalism ( Shoshana Zuboff)
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff deserves a productive public and academic debate. It should not only be read and discussed by a broad audience. Scholars across disciplines must engage with it.
Elements of Imre Kértesz’s novel Fatelessness (1975) are analysed in the light of two Euripidean tragedies about Iphigenia: what tensions and similarities are there in the construction of both protagonists’ roles?
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.
Brazilian presidential election of 2018 became internationally known by the extreme rise of fake news. In this context, traditional media reappears as a counter-force for the fast spreads of false information.
The Heilig Hartkerk was intentionally demolished by the inhabitants of the city. A decision many people now regret. Was it a flurry of bewilderment? Or did something more deliberate, and possibly even malicious, happen?
Through their online and offline activities, Greta Thunberg and the #climatestrike youth are successful in steering the discussion around climate change away from mere individualised solutions towards questions of systemic injustice.
The very thing that has made Facebook great also makes it obsolete. Designed in the very early years of the 21st century and swept up in a wave of tremendous technological developments, Facebook now looks, and feels, almost medieval.
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 Italian Minister of Interior, Matteo Salvini, never misses an opportunity to entertain us with his law and order enforcement policies. But how destructive is his strong discourse on migration policies?