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Social Media

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Social Media is “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content” (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010).

BookTube

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BookTube is a community on YouTube that focuses primarily on creating content, specifically videos, around the subject of literature and book-related subjects.

Multimodality

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Multimodality is frequently characterized as either the interaction among semiotic modes or the integration of semiotic modes or resources (Poulsen, 2014). It approaches comprehending communication and representation to be more than about language.

Generative AI

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Generative AI refers to deep learning synthesis technologies that create computational content such as images or memes from text.

Podcasts

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A podcast is an episodic audio program or digital file series that can be downloaded on a personal mobile device or computer.

Transmedia Storytelling

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Transmedia Storytelling is a concept that explains the distribution of media content across multiple media platforms. In a multi-layered media landscape, content is no longer confined to one medium, but rather works across media boundaries.

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)

Junk News

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Junk news is news that is consumed and goes viral not because it is relevant or appreciated, but because it is addictive (Venturini, 2019).

Hyperlinks

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Hyperlinks are links from one hypertext document to another and usually consist of a highlighted word, phrase, or image. The term was used and elaborated on by Juliette De Maeyer in her article, 'Towards a hyperlinked society: A critical review of link studies'.

Counter-mapping

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Counter-mapping refers to the effort of mapping against dominant power structures with the aim of creating social or political change. 

Data void

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Data voids are engine queries that turn up little to no results.

Digital Issue Mapping

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Issue mapping is a concept to study the social connections made when actors interact and create bonds. It asks how a matter of “fact” becomes a matter of “concern” when connections are made, and can be an especially fruitful way to study online culture and phenomena.

Surveillance

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Surveillance is a mode of power based on the detailed and totalized observation of behavior. It is the prevailing form of power developed and deployed in modernity

Multimodal Discourse Analysis

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Multimodal discourse analysis is a method that takes into account multiple modes of communication and how they interact with one another.
cork board with pieces of paper connected with red string, one piece has the TikTok logo on it

How Dutch conspiracy media include TikTok in their grand conspiracy theories

Paper
Ruben den Boer
21/02/2024
31 minutes to read

TikTok has been widely discussed and criticized in mainstream media. But the app has also been hotly debated in conspiracy media. How do they employ TikTok controversies to perpetuate their grand conspiratorial narratives?

Freedom is slavery: Apple’s 1984 Ad Forty Years On

Article
Julian Hanna
24/01/2024
8 minutes to read

Imagine one of the most shareable clips you’ve ever seen … and now imagine seeing it only once. That's exactly what happened to many of the people who watched Apple's "1984" television commercial during the Super Bowl. In this article, Julian Hanna reflects on the event.

apple 1984, ad, digital utopianism, hyper-opticon, panopticon

Apple’s 1984 ad: from digital utopianism to hyper-opticon

Article
Ico Maly
22/01/2024
20 minutes to read

Apple's 1984 ad promised digital liberation, but today's reality reveals pervasive surveillance and a techno-feudalism. The utopian dream has transformed into a dystopian era of mind control and exploitation by digital platforms.

Youtube AI

The YouTube algorithm and its problems

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Joël Eduard Nicholas Grassère
06/10/2023

The Youtube algorithm is often criticized.  This video explains why it is problematic. The data that it uses is wrong and the algorithm itself is problematic. However, there is also an issue concerning interpretation.