digital culture

Facebook Birthday, Facebook old, Wechat, Weibo

Facebook is old: the Ford-T of social media just turned 15

Column
Jan Blommaert
05/02/2019
6 minutes to read

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 culture, Lauren Zentz

Digital culture in 2019

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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.

Odile Heynders

Odile Heynders on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
27/12/2018

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."

Joachim Benyakoub

Joachim Ben Yakoub on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
27/12/2018

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. 

Ana Deumert

Ana Deumert on Digital Culture in 2018 & 2019

Interview
The Editors
24/12/2018

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',