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Audience Labour

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likes, shares, clicks, comments, views, posts, only data to gain more visibility in the hybrid media system (Maly, 2020)

Economy of virality

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The economy of virality grounds in the commercialization of our society. The content is not sold anymore, but our attention is (which has to be quantified in clicks, likes, etc.)! 

Virality

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The spreading of digital content, such as images, videos, or links, in a short period of time through online media such as Social Networking Sites (SNSs) and electronic mail,  shared by a large number of people.
Michelle Obama as a representative of the When We All Vote Squad

How Michelle Obama uses algorithmic knowledge

Paper
Ilse van Knegsel
28/04/2021
16 minutes to read

Michelle Obama is no longer America's First Lady, but through her social media presence, always being on-message, and algorithmic knowledge, she maintains her political impact.

According to Dr. Taina Bucher, we should no longer talk about algorithms as purely 'technical'. Algorithms are complex socio-technical arrangements that are never devoid of human interference. In this video, Bucher talks about some of the arguments she makes in If... Then: Algorithmic Power and Politics. 

AI

Should AI be considered the (co-)author of AI art?

Column
Simone Sprangers
04/03/2021
3 minutes to read

AI is used quite often in art production. But this technology can lead to philosophical problems. Is the artist still the author of his work, or does he has to share this authorship with AI? The ontology of art can shed light on this issue.

QAnon members along with Trump supporters

QAnon: The political capital of a conspiracy theory

Article
Lora Ditchev
10/05/2021
16 minutes to read

This article examines how QAnon became an umbrella for a variety of far-right conspiracy theories, and in unifying these ideas produced real political turmoil. 

Hong Kong Protesters

#MilkTeaAlliance: Social Media and big organizing in Hong Kong

Article
My Pham
17/06/2021
12 minutes to read

The Hong Kong protestors of the pro-democracy movement are expected to continue marching in 2021. Despite the violent clashes with police, their robust actions have caught the whole world's attention. 

Kaitlin Bennett: The New Right Metapolitical Influencer

Article
Caya Van Der Plas
06/04/2021
15 minutes to read

This article analyzes how Kaitlin Bennett, the self-proclaimed 'most hated conservative woman on the internet', has made a succesful career as a metapolitical influencer using her knowledge about the affordances of digital media.

How does TikTok’s algorithm work?

Article
Gergana Mihaylova
23/06/2021
9 minutes to read

TikTok has rapidly grown over the years, becoming one of the biggest platforms of our time. But TikTok's algorithm has caused many harms to its users. TikTok's algorithm introduces us to an updated version called, "the beauty algorithm"