online culture

Pokemon Go

How Pokémon Go shapes our everyday lives

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
21/10/2019
13 minutes to read

Pokémon Go has brought more changes into our society than we used to think. These changes took place on the individual, social, cultural, political, and economic levels and evolved ever since the official launch of Pokémon Go.

Cosplay

Cosplayers in the on- and offline world

Paper
Irene de Groot
27/05/2019
13 minutes to read

This article analyses  cosplayer culture. It shedslight on who the cosplayer is, what they do, their norms and career in both an on- an offline environment. 

Tinder

Tinder privacy is not going to happen

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
10/12/2019
15 minutes to read

Tinder has managed to collect millions of users despite its disturbing lack of privacy. Why does Tinder fail to secure individuals' data, and why are users still willing to take the risk to keep swiping? 

Masked man sitting behind a desk, using a computer

Forgive me father, for I hate women: anti-feminism and misogyny in the manosphere

Paper
Inge Beekmans
01/11/2018
19 minutes to read

Academics describe the manosphere as “a particularly toxic brand of anti-feminism”. It is a place where promoting rape is acceptable, but saying you hate women is not. This essay examines linguistic structures within the manosphere .

celebrities, gangnam, virality, online YouTube

Overnight celebrities and virality

Article
Ghyli Kirshner
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

In the past few years certain music videos were impossible to miss. Whether you go viral or not can make or break you. In this paper you can find some world-famous examples.

Why you should not take participants in reality shows seriously

Article
Nesrine Benyakhlaf
10/11/2017
7 minutes to read

Everybody loves a good reality television show, right? However, these shows aren't as innocent as they seem. This article argues that reality shows aren't as innocent as they seem.