#socialmedia

The supposed authenticity of social media celebrities

Article
Aniek van den Brandt
03/12/2018
8 minutes to read

Social media celebrities are a phenomenon from the last decade. They seem to be authentic and just like you. Or rather, that's what they want you to believe.

Momo

How Momo shows us that anyone can dig in our data

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
11/09/2018
4 minutes to read

Momo has been said to be a curse, a hacker and even a maniac. What is it and how does it know everything about us? What should we do if it appears in our WhatsApp?

First male beauty blogger (age 17) becomes a Cover Boy

How to -movies and virality: Male beauty bloggers

Paper
Nataliia Vdovychenko
01/11/2018
18 minutes to read

Male beauty bloggers are a new internet sensation with millions of followers, viral videos and inspiring life stories. How did they become so successful?

Girls taking selfies

Plastic surgery and the quest for the perfect selfie in South Korea

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
26/11/2018
15 minutes to read

Plastic surgeries changed the world. In this article, we are going to talk about the measures taken to make an ordinary picture on your Instagram account “on point” and what some are willing to do in order to score those 10.000+ likes.

GetContact app

GetContact: another threat to our privacy?

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
16/03/2018
5 minutes to read

GetContact is a recent app that got its wave of hype in February 2018. The official aim of GetContact is to block spam messages and identify calls on your phone. However, it can also be viewed as another way to threaten our privacy.

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"I'm leaving school to make videos"

Column
Nilsa Farias
08/09/2017
3 minutes to read

A facebook video goes viral after a 16 year old girl from Mexico announces that she has taken the 'conscious decision' of leaving school. Are social media really facilitating learning?