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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.

Data void

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

Online-offline nexus

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The online-offline nexus is a description of social reality in the post-digital age. We live our social lives increasingly at the intersection of online and offline forces.

Data double

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A data double is a data-generated profile of an individual based on aggregated online surveillance.

Superdiversity

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Superdiversity (also written as super-diversity) refers to two major changes occurring across the world after the end of the Cold War: (a) new patterns of migration causing demographc changes, and (b) the emerging internet and its generalized spread, influencing all aspects of social, cultural and economic life.
Mail man

Ring Video Doorbell: privacy invasion delivered to your doorstep

Paper
Ruben den Boer
16/11/2022
12 minutes to read

Ring Video Doorbells ensure security for homeowners. Through a discourse analysis of Ring Doorbell videos posted on TikTok, this article answers the question: which privacy issues do video doorbells raise for the person on your doorstep?

Lil Miquela: the first AI social media influencer

AI Influencers: Celebrities of the Future or a Failed Marketing Product?

Article
Anna Skorodihina
02/11/2022
12 minutes to read

This article explores the new world of AI influencers: are they the future of social media or will they be left in the past? To answer this question, the author looks into the user engagement with content by and about these new influencers.

The trade-off between privacy or public health

Paper
Noa Reijnen
16/05/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper aims to analyze how De Jonge and the Parliament have approached and reacted to a data breach at the GGD. The underlying question of this case is whether the Dutch society should value privacy or public health more.

CoronaCheck app in the Netherlands

How the QR code became a meaning-making practice during COVID-19

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Tinka Krikke
02/05/2022
10 minutes to read

In this article, we analyze the corona QR code as a meaning-making practice and discuss its effects on society. The QR code was implemented to reduce the spread of COVID, but it's digital nature and meaning had an impact on society's resilience.

The literacy advantage of glitch text for hacking

Article
Cecile Lourens
11/01/2023
12 minutes to read

A glitch is a system malfunction that occurs for a brief period and is difficult to debug. Hackers can make use of glitch text to get into computer systems and modify data. This article discusses the literacy advantage of glitch text for hackers.

Conspiracy theories, Fake News & Digital Media

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Conspiracy theories and fake news are not new phenomena, but digital media did enable the upscaling of the circulation, and thus the impact of those conspiracy theories.