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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.

Apple's surveillance system in contemporary society

Paper
Gergana Mihaylova
29/05/2023
12 minutes to read

This article discusses how Apple surveils its users and influences their behavior through their multiple devices, violates their privacy, and exploits their data.

Ukraine

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In this file we have compiled some of our authors' work relating to the war in Ukraine. 

Ben Shapiro on the Hybrid Media System

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Being a conservative political commentator, show host, and writer, Ben Shapiro has become one of the most famous American influencers. He is a prime example of how right-wing metapolitical influencers use digital media to make their mark on public discourse.

Truth Social in the Apple App Store on an iPhone

The truth on Truth Social

Paper
Hannah Meijaard
13/02/2023
16 minutes to read

A discourse analysis on the platform "Truth Social", created by former US president Donald J. Trump.

Logo van Ongehoord Nederland, op de achtergrond een omgekeerde Nederlandse vlag

The Ongehoord Nederland community on Twitter: thick or light?

Article
Ruben den Boer
21/04/2023
19 minutes to read

Following the controversial broadcasts of Ongehoord Nederland, temporary Twitter communities quickly arise. Can we consider these communities as 'thick'? Or are they more 'light' in nature? This article uses ethnomining to find out. 

A couple's flipflops laying on the beach with a love heart drawn in the sand

“He’s a 10 But…” Discussing Relationship Discourse Online

Article
Clara Daniels
15/03/2023
10 minutes to read

This article shows how easily consumable trends such as “He’s a 10 but…” contribute to building dating discourse around an unachievable ideal and actively invite the audience to judge the statements made by the women involved in these interviews.

Jumbo's controversial World Cup commercial

The power of social media in news coverage: Jumbo’s World Cup commercial

Article
Femke van Bree
12/05/2023
13 minutes to read

Jumbo's controversial 2022 World Cup commercial completely missed the mark. This case study analyses how the Jumbo’s commercial was picked up in the news, both on social media and in traditional venues, and how it snowballed.

Picture of Ben Shapiro, in the background we see some of his social media posts

Telling stories using platform affordances: an analysis on Ben Shapiro’s social media use

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Ruben den Boer
27/03/2023
16 minutes to read

Platforms are not neutral. Their affordances and quantification shape the stories we tell and read. This article delves into this phenomenon by focusing on how Ben Shapiro tells his metapolitical stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.