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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.

Algorithmic world-making : a speculative view on representation

Article
Antonio Sforna
13/06/2022
13 minutes to read

This paper delves deep into the epistemic and interpretative ambiguity introduced by algorithms. They are not really understood by the everyday person. However, this paper introduces useful concepts to think about these topics.

QAnon and how they remain visible in the hybrid media system

Article
Sophie Mols
16/09/2022
11 minutes to read

QAnon keeps succeeding in spreading its messages despite the efforts of social media to censor them. This article explores how the tactics they use, real-world events, and the current media landscape influence this.

Bolsonaro holding a cell phone with his right hand in front of his face

The hate machine: how Bolsonaro makes use of algorithmic knowledge

Article
Larissa Andrade Pereira
21/03/2022
15 minutes to read

This paper aims to illustrate how Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro - and his communication strategists also known as the “hate cabinet” - make use of algorithmic knowledge in order to circulate his message and ideology in the hybrid media system.

How propaganda works in the hybrid media system

Article
Ania Borkusewicz
11/05/2022
18 minutes to read

They catch our attention, waste time, and bombard us with clickbaity titles whenever we scroll social media: junk and fake news are significant problems of today's internet. This article shows how they can be used to spread propaganda.

Fake news

Will AI save us from fake news?

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Nataliia Vdovychenko
24/03/2022
6 minutes to read

Attempts to decrease the spread of ‘fake news’ might come with the risks of censorship and control.

Spotify Wrapped abstract visual

What does your Spotify Wrapped say about you?

Article
Ruben den Boer
13/01/2022
10 minutes to read

Spotify Wrapped has become a fun holiday tradition. But in reality, it actually says something about the identity you portray online, contemporary culture, and the influence of tech companies.

The Role of Digital Media in Pro-Choice Activism

Article
Jitske Verhagen
07/03/2022
18 minutes to read

This article delves into the way the Pro-Choice movement makes use of the hybrid media system to fight for the right to abortion. The Women's March does this through the use of various digital media platforms which in turn affects traditional media