Twitter

What We Talk About When We Talk About Guns

Article
Victoria Mohr
01/11/2018
12 minutes to read

This article examines how light communities on Twitter respond to mass shootings and gun violence, and how these responses entrench narratives and communities. 

How can we explain our online identities?

Article
Jady van Leusden
02/11/2018
16 minutes to read

This article explains the construction of online identities and images of the body with the help of theories by Jean-Paul Sartre and Michel Foucault.

Leaving the Heartbreak Hotel online & offline.

Column
Ashna Coster
14/02/2019
7 minutes to read

This article provides a reflection on heartbreak in the digital workds, which means that one is breaking up online as well as offline. Unfollow or unfriend one another on social media and if necessary look up self-help tips on how to move on.

Trumps Tweetopoetics

Column
Jan Blommaert
24/11/2018
6 minutes to read

Trump speaks in tweets. But his tweets are made for speaking too.

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Twitter threads and supervernaculars

Article
Victoria Mohr
22/11/2018
10 minutes to read

This article utilizes Blommaert's concept of the supervernacular to analyze the communicative conventions of "Twitter threads" , and how they are mutually constructed by users and the restrictions of the platform. 

Ben Carson tweets '#IamaChristian' right after the Oregon shooting on October 2nd 2015.

Ben Carson's #IamaChristian

Paper
Suleika Gommers
01/11/2018
20 minutes to read

Carsons tweet 'I AM A CHRISTIAN ’  went viral right after the college shooting near Roseburg, Oregon, killing nine people. This paper give insight on the person Ben Carson, what made him tweet these words.  

New media are extensively used by the asylum seekers.

Asylum Seekers Online

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