How ContraPoints commands the YouTube Stage

Article
Inge van de Ven
15/10/2019
11 minutes to read

Inge van de Ven examines YouTube vlogger ContraPoints as a public intellectual in the context of strategies of self-representation in the attention economy. 

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, social media and the first Twitter-based Presidency

Article
Jordan Hollinger
07/05/2018
12 minutes to read

Trump's social media presence is the most salient factor behind his success in the recent presidential election.  Trump's usage of internet and social media to connect with his supporters is much more successful than traditional forms of media.

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Dating apps as part of our culture

Article
Manon Bijl
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

Dating apps enable people to do things they have never done before. It are truly global products, but they only work because they are embedded in local (sub)cultural practices.  

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement

The Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

Paper
Ho Chuen Ng
15/03/2017
23 minutes to read

This paper uses the Umbrella Movement as a case study to illustrate how the digital world can empower people in social movements. 

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The end of Academia.edu: how business takes over, again

Column
Ico Maly
22/02/2018
3 minutes to read

Academia.edu used to be a refreshing and very useful platform for academics and students all over the world. That has ended with academia.edu introducing  the ‘paid search’, says Ico Maly (Tilburg University).  

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Superdiversity changes the world and people in it

Article
Monika Nemcová
11/12/2018
7 minutes to read

What is superdiversity? This article looks at the concept of social identity in context of the contemporary superdiverse world and explains why it needs to be reconceptualized.

Is Big Data making the world better?

Paper
Daria Kholod
02/03/2018
7 minutes to read

Big Data will affect our relationships, leisure time activities, career choices and shopping habits. 

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A Nation of Immigrants or a Nation of Laws?

Column
Rosalyn Negrón
30/09/2019
8 minutes to read

The very American phrase "nation of immigrants, nation of laws" now characterizes very different and polarized Americas.

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Cyberbullying: a 21st-Century Phenomenon

Article
Reisha FG Grigoria
01/11/2018
13 minutes to read

The internet is everywhere and sadly that also means that bullies have more opportunities than ever to get to their victims. An analysis of two of such cases in relation to the copycat effect.

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The Amazon fires as talking to Bolsonaro

Article
Daniel Silva
10/10/2019
16 minutes to read

According to Daniel Silva, the Amazon Fires can best be considered as political talk: as digitally formatted practices trying to communicate with Bolsonaro. 

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Ai Weiwei, art and activism

Article
Aliceanneke Jacobsen
04/09/2016
4 minutes to read

The Chinese artist Ai Weiwei gives the refugees a voice with his art installation in Berlin

How Instagram affects the way we eat

Article
lisa anthony
14/10/2019
9 minutes to read

Avocado toasts, rainbow bagels and crazy milkshakes are all the rage today in the food scene, and Instagram has a large role to play in this. “Instagrammable” food has changed the way we view food, and consume it as well.

Facebook and the Rohingya genocide deniers

Paper
Tunde Farago
16/10/2019
17 minutes to read

How do the Rohingya genocide deniers use Facebook to spread their narratives and what kind of arguments do they use to support their claims?