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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.

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

Article
Tinka Krikke
27/09/2022
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.

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. 

Ideology and Technology

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 In this new Diggit file, we bring together discourse analytical research on the ideological impact of the tech industry. 

Elon Musk and his Musketeers' discourse on Twitter

Paper
Juliette Berndsen
24/01/2022
16 minutes to read

Elon Musk and his fans converse easily in memes and jokes on Twitter. While this discourse is slightly bewildering to outsiders, the power Musk holds over his fans can have a serious impact on real-world events such as cryptocurrencies.

Fake news

Will AI save us from fake news?

Column
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.

Deep Medicine - review

Can artificial intelligence make medicine more humane? (Eric Topol)

Review
Jenny Slatman
22/11/2021
7 minutes to read

Eric Topol, the author of Deep Medicine: How Artificial Intelligence Can Make Healthcare Human Again (2019), argues in this book that articificial intelligence can make healthcare more humane.