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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 battle of 'The System Kills Us' against Valeri Simeonov

Article
Aleksandra Lazarova
10/04/2019
11 minutes to read

Recently a series of actions taken from former Vice Prime Minister of Bulgaria, Valeri Simeonov, led to him submitting his resignation. This article investigates how a Bulgarian online movement collaborated to take him down.

Alexandra Georgakopoulou expects Facebook and other ‘big’ platforms to continue their aggressive expansion in 2019 into all sorts of domains. In this interview she elaborates further on that idea.

Lauren Zentz

Lauren Zentz on Digital Culture in 2018 and 2019

Interview
The Editors
14/12/2018

In this interview Lauren Zentz shares her thoughts about the impact of digital culture, and talks about her hopes for the future. For instance, she hopes that her work will contribute to our understandings of how to conduct sociolinguistic and ethnographic research that accounts for the power and even the ubiquity of the internet in many people’s daily lives.

Anti-Referendum Protest, Bucharest Romania

The Case of Romania’s Family Referendum

Article
Alina Andrei
27/03/2019
10 minutes to read

When doing politics, doing nothing is clearly not the right approach – but doing nothing was the effective strategy by which the hateful acts of the Romanian government, framed as a Family Referendum, were stopped on the 6th and 7th of October.

The New Right, Paul Joseph Watson and YouTube

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
18/02/2019
10 minutes to read

This article deals with Paul Joseph Watson's YouTube career. As the Global New Right has quickly spread their content over the Internet, a new scene of New Right YouTubers has appeared.

Ulta lifting haul Tumblr

Lifting: a weapon against capitalism or boredom?

Article
Lea Goeron
27/02/2019
11 minutes to read

The lifting community on Tumblr keeps growing and growing. Calling themselves lifters, they take over a controversial niche on the quirky and queer website. They're bragging about stolen goods online, gain followers, likes and reshares.

fingerprint scanning

Why biometric data is not safe anymore

Article
Nataliia Vdovychenko
09/01/2019
7 minutes to read

Biometric data plays a huge role in our everyday lives. We use it to unlock our phones, for bank payments, memberships and travelling. But do we ever think about risks connected to our biometric privacy?

Matcha: Don't let yourself be fooled by superfoods

Article
Federica Morgandi
02/05/2019
9 minutes to read

Superfoods are hot, and so is Matcha, the powdered green tea. Matcha is more than just tea, it is a superfood, an identity emblem and a social media phenomenon.