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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.
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.

#iwanttoseenyome campaign against racial-bias on Instagram

Racial bias and #IWantToSeeNyome on Instagram

Article
Flávia Stienstra
22/09/2021
15 minutes to read

This article analyzes the discourses surrounding the removal of photographs of black curvy model Nyome Nicholas-Williams, which incited a discussion on Instagram’s racial bias practices leading to policy change on adult nudity.

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. 

Dynamite Reaches 100 Million Views on YouTube

How the Kpop Community Uses YouTube’s Algorithm to Their Benefit

Article
Angela Veltman
27/09/2021
11 minutes to read

The mainstream media was surprised when BTS broke the record for most views in 24 hours on a video for their song Dynamite with 101 million views. This was the goal set to be achieved by BTS’ fandom. But how did they do this?

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.

An image of the YouTube homepage with recommended videos in dark mode

Content Moderation on YouTube and its Effects on Users

Article
Elise Stegmann
20/09/2021
9 minutes to read

The effect of the YouTube Adpocalypse on how content is moderated on YouTube, and how content creators are negatively affected by these moderations