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Economy of virality

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The economy of virality grounds in the commercialization of our society. The content is not sold anymore, but our attention is (which has to be quantified in clicks, likes, etc.)! 
Stocks

Reddit's GameStop rush (doesn't) change(s) the stock market

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Nataliia Vdovychenko
02/02/2021
7 minutes to read

GameStop has shaken the stock market with the help of Reddit users, or at least that is wat the news suggests. What is certain is that for the first time in history, the news about stocks is talking about the 'online community' rather than the wolves of Wall Street. How did this shift happen, and what are the long-term consequences? 

Salmon sushi is not a Japanese invention?!

Article
Wesly Ye
27/01/2020
12 minutes to read

Salmon sushi was not a Japanese, but a Norwegian invention. Before calling it one of their favorite sushi toppings, the Japanese had to have salmon sushi introduced to them by Norwegian businessmen motivated by hard globalization imperatives.

Liberalism, aka ‘the left’ in the US?

Column
Christian Chun
23/04/2019
5 minutes to read

In his new column, Christian Chun zooms in on the use of 'liberalism' and 'liberals' as a synonym for the left in United States. Socialism and the left should should not be conflated with liberalism. 

yoghurt, history of yoghurt, cultural heritage

Yoghurt, whose is it? Yoghurt as cultural exchange

Article
Stella Veranoudi
23/09/2019
10 minutes to read

When one hears yoghurt, they’ll most likely think of Greek yoghurt. However, yoghurt is not originally Greek. More countries, like Turkey and Bulgaria are branding and claiming it as part of their own cultural heritage and history. 

capitalism, neoliberalism

What’s in a word: Neoliberalism or capitalism?

Column
Christian Chun
20/03/2019
5 minutes to read

Is there a difference between capitalism and neoliberalism? And what are the affordances of employing one term over another? Does this matter? According to Christian Chun (University of Massachusetts Boston) it does matter. 

The politics of Google, google,

The politics of Google

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Google is your best friend. That is the answer one usually gets when one ask for some piece of information. This answer can be read as an index of a very influential media ideology: that Google is a benevolent, neutral instrument providing users with the truth. Reality is a bit more complicated. In this file, we zoom in on the politics of Google.