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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.
Politics

How the VVD party’s ‘warm right’ convinces ‘the people’

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
22/03/2021
14 minutes to read

The Dutch People's Party of Freedom and Democracy (VVD) remains 'on message' by succesfully normalizing their neoliberal ideology in the hybrid media system, which causes them to win the elections.

Banksy, street art and globalization

Article
Sophie Hines
18/06/2021
8 minutes to read

Banksy is one of the most famous street artists in the world. This article examines the influence of globalization on the subject matter of Banksy's works, as well as on the extent of his success.

rise of youth-led online magazines

Rise of contemporary youth-led online magazines

Article
Jessaline Tanjung
05/04/2021
15 minutes to read

Online magazines (or zines) are getting popularised online. Not only are their audience youth dominated, but their writers too. Here we see how different online magazines are to traditional journalism and see how they influence each other.

Proctorio and the Panopticon: Privacy issues during the pandemic

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
25/01/2021
9 minutes to read

This article explores the privacy risks that Proctorio and similar apps come with. In 2020, students had to perform their academic activities from home, including exams. Ensuring their integrity, however, comes with a violation of privacy.

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Navalny: the post-Novichok comeback of Russia's opposition leader

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
23/03/2021
19 minutes to read

Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has made the headlines after being poisoned with the Soviet chemical weapon Novichok. How does one come back after a coma with the public wondering ‘What else did you expect?’.

"Dems Fraud": Far Right and Data Voids on DuckDuckGo.com

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
30/11/2020
11 minutes to read

This article deals with the 'dems fraud' data void on DuckDuckGo. While striving to overcome filter bubbles, DuckDuckGo has been overtaken by the New Right's optimized information ecosystem that only spreads their views.