In the second episode of Babylon's Burning, we talk with Chrissy Cook (Tilburg University) on her research on trolls and trolling. Chrissy has spent the last four years of her life dedicated to studying this phenomenon.
Pretty notes, reminders to drink water and motivational quotes are all part of the Studyblr community. With their dedication to studying, they inspire people all over the world to be productive. What is the story of these "perfect" students?
Is there a difference between capitalism and neoliberalism? And what are the affordances of employing one term over another? Does this matter? According to Christian Chun (University of Massachusetts Boston) it does matter.
In this column Ana Deumert reflects on the return of the cultures wars at universities and in popular culture. She suggests that the culture wars were not just a phenomenon of the 1980s and 1990s, but that they are continuing.
The lifting community on Tumblr keeps growing and growing. Calling themselves lifters, they take over a controversial niche on the quirky and queer website. They're bragging about stolen goods online, gain followers, likes and reshares.
Breivik’s thoughts on feminism still have a great impact on the masculinists’ scene today, but Breivik was not the starting point of the chain of anti-feminist views. He also collected his knowledge within an online community.
Brazilian cordel literature is picked up by a new generation and via new media. Still, many new artists, including female cordelisteas, are not recognized. Who owns cordel literature today? And should it be registered as cultural heritage?
Nowadays, fans speak in a ritualistic and phatic manner on Weibo. They interpret Weibo’s popularity metrics and algorithms and use them for strategic communicative practices, aiming at boosting positive publicity and high media visibility for idols.
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.