Digital Media

How an insurance company motivates clients to stay healthy: the a.s.r. Vitality app

Article
Isabelle Cijsouw
12/11/2021
16 minutes to read

This article explores how the a.s.r. Vitality app communicates societal health norms and shows how important notions in Michel Foucault’s work - the panopticon, social hygiene and the care of the self - can be applied to this phenomenon.

Digital Cultures on TikTok

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New platforms come with new norms and new practices. TikTok has been very influential in shaping a wide range of new social groups, digital practices and norms. In this new diggit file, we group all research on the digital cultures of TikTok

White Genocide conspiracy theory

The white genocide conspiracy theory

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
28/01/2022
14 minutes to read

The white genocide conspiracy theory refers to a spread far-right belief that white populations are gradually being replaced with non-whites. How did this theory originate and how has it gained momentum online?

The Hybrid Media System, attention economy

The Hybrid Media System, Data Voids and Junk News

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The hybrid media system is a concept introduced by communication scholar Chadwick (2017) to highlight that different types of media not only co-exist, but form a system that evolves through mutual (inter)actions among older and newer media logics. In this file we show how different actors use that system for political and other goals.

Vlogging during the coronavirus crisis

Column
Mingyi Hou
14/04/2020
7 minutes to read

Chinese student Yi Dahua’s vlogging from Turin, Italy has made him a micro-celebrity during the coronavirus crisis. His case illustrates a "boundary-blurred" public sphere with widely varied public communication on the pandemic.

Boston Marathon bombing

Digital vigilantism and the Boston Marathon bombing

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
13/11/2020
15 minutes to read

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombing was a major event in the US. The tragic attack then became the subject of one the biggest manhunts in online history.