FAcebook, moderation, activism, democracy,

Why Facebook? Activism, censorship, and democracy

Academic paper
Lauren Zentz
03/12/2021
19 minutes to read

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. 

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. 

Is Digital Couture the next fashion breakthrough?

Paper
Noa El-Kassri
22/11/2021
9 minutes to read

Digital fashion could have a major impact on influencer culture and consumerism. It also can be a sustainable answer to the mass production of clothing. Arguments against it include NFTs, it being fake and that you can't wear it offline.

Coronamelder app

The CoronaMelder app: an internalized violation of privacy?

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
08/11/2021
13 minutes to read

CoronaMelder is a hot topic, but the Dutch are not very willing to use the COVID tracking application. Is this because of privacy violations or do we not care about our privacy anymore?

Afro hair, Afro beauty, Afro Italian

Paper
Addes Tesfamariam
01/11/2021
21 minutes to read

Micro-hegemony, a term introduced by Blommaert and Varis, refers to the dynamic complexity of values, beliefs and perceptions that shape one’s identity. Here I show how hair, beauty and nationality framed my Afro-Black-European identity.

Vinyl posts on Instagram

The fandom of vinyl collecting on Instagram

Paper
Simone Sprangers
25/10/2021
25 minutes to read

There is a whole community of vinyl collectors on Instagram. These vinyl collectors have very specific fan practices. This article answers the following question: What can the vinyl community on Instagram tell us about fandom? 

Collage of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film posters

The Power of Transmedia Storytelling in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Paper
Paige Christianne Andres
06/10/2021
13 minutes to read

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is regarded as the pioneer of modern transmedia storytelling, keeping the perfect balance between innovation and familiarity, yet it has its flaws. Learn more about the MCU's highs and lows as a transmedia empire here.

Misleading Marketing: the sh*tty truth about diet culture

Paper
Jitske Verhagen
21/09/2021
11 minutes to read

The new phenomena created by diet culture are investigated in light of the promotion of 'weight-loss teas' by companies and influencers who create a discourse focused on body weight health on social media platforms such as TikTok.

Does a Fitbit make you healthier and happier?

Paper
Iris Olde Hampsink
06/09/2021
11 minutes to read

This article analyzes the app Fitbit, its aim and its game design elements. What makes Fitbit both successful and unsuccessful. Additionally, the article discusses what role participatory surveillance plays on the app. 

Alice being warned by the rabbit he is terribly late

Alice in Wonderland and the power of medium

Paper
Rebecca de Jongh
16/08/2021
6 minutes to read

A beloved story like Alice in Wonderland can completely change if the narrative is told through a different medium, such as a video game.