Digital Culture and Society

<p>This article is written as part of one of the courses of the&nbsp;BA Online Culture: Art, Media and Society or the MA Online Culture&nbsp;at Tilburg University. <a href="https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/bachelors-programs/online-cu..." target="_blank">Click on the link for more info on the courses and the programme.</a></p>

<p>In this international Bachelor’s program Online Culture: Art, Media and Society (Culture Studies) the focus is on digital culture and (new) media. From disciplines such as cultural studies and media studies you study how digitalization and globalization influence our way of living. You discuss new ways of communication, art expressions as well as (social) media expressions like memes and trolls. You research how such ways of communication and expressions are established and how they manifest in, and have influence on a society that increasingly takes place online. Additionally, you actively contribute to digital culture by writing papers and opinion pieces for our own online platform Diggit Magazine.</p>
 

 

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. 

Brittany Broski: viral content creator and authentic influencer

Paper
Kelly Burnet
24/05/2021
9 minutes to read

Brittany Broski is a successful content creator and influencer. In the last year, she has built a big community of loyal followers is still growing rapidly. How did she achieve this? How does she present herself as authentic?

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Content Moderation on YouTube and its Effects on Users

Article
Elise Stegmann
20/09/2021
9 minutes to read

The effect of the YouTube Adpocalypse on how content is moderated on YouTube, and how content creators are negatively affected by these moderations

How does TikTok’s algorithm work?

Article
Gergana Mihaylova
23/06/2021
9 minutes to read

TikTok has rapidly grown over the years, becoming one of the biggest platforms of our time. But TikTok's algorithm has caused many harms to its users. TikTok's algorithm introduces us to an updated version called, "the beauty algorithm"

Social media and why we're all full of shit

Paper
Daniel Obubo
31/08/2020
14 minutes to read

This paper seeks to explore Instagram culture and how it shapes young minds. The inspiration for the paper comes from the second season of the Emmy-nominated mockumentary American Vandal

Dr. Paulan Korenhof

Paulan Korenhof on Article 17 GDPR and digital representations

Video
The Editors
25/06/2020

According to Dr. Paulan Korenhof, it is important to think about manners in which we can control our digital representations. Article 17 GDPR — which is popularly known as 'the right to be forgotten' — might play a significant role in this process. In this video, she explains why.