The very thing that has made Facebook great also makes it obsolete. Designed in the very early years of the 21st century and swept up in a wave of tremendous technological developments, Facebook now looks, and feels, almost medieval.
Digital technologies are so omnipresent around the world that the study of digital culture potentially encompasses all aspects of everyday life, and is not limited to the internet or modern communication technologies.
How will digital culture impact your research in the future? Odile Heynders proposes to "revisit poststructuralist philosophers such as J.F. Lyotard and J. Derrida to rethink the digital context as a dynamic textual universe."
In this end-of-year interview Joachim Ben Yakoub (UGent) reflects on the (non)-impact of discourses on digitalization and digital culture on how the Tunesian revolution was understood in Western mainstream media.
For Ana Deumert, digital culture has not only impacted her research, but also her teaching. Last year for example, she started using WhatsApp with her students - which, according to her, encouraged 'peer learning',