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.
In this paper the impact of the coming-out video posted by Nikkie de Jager (NikkieTutorials) will be discussed, focussing on the impact of the video on Nikkie de Jager's success and popularity as an influencer.
Dutch violinist André Rieu is operating on a global and local field of the music industry with enormous success. This article explores how Rieu strikes a balance in building a glocal identity through his language use and social media presence.
Harry Styles has unleashed a debate about gender norms by wearing a dress. It has started a competition between strong manly men and so called feminized men. Even though feminized men are seen as deviants, they are starting to get more support.
A short article analyzing the responsibility of social platforms like Twitch and the politics this responsibility is connected to. Written with a focus on social media platforms' ability to censor without much repercussions.
Lauren Zentz examine how a group of progressive activists interact around a certain set of Facebook’s hate speech policies and practices in order to make meaning of them, make both political and social use of them, and be critical of them.
The public sphere has been controlled by humans for years, but in the last decade, there has been a shift from human gatekeepers to algorithmic ones. This essay describes the consequences this algorithmic culture has for the public sphere.