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Selfie

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Weng Marc Lim defines the ‘selfie’ as “a self-expressive photograph featuring the photographer as the primary individual” in a “background that is consciously created, modified and shared with others”.

Audience Labour

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likes, shares, clicks, comments, views, posts, only data to gain more visibility in the hybrid media system (Maly, 2020)

Junk News

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news spread that is only time-consuming and addicting but not relevant (Venturini, 2019)

Media Frames

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Media frames in the context of mass-media communication refers to the way interpretations of a message are encouraged or discouraged. It was first introduced by Erving Goffman in 1974 through his book, ‘Frame Analysis’.

Frame

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A frame is a set of meaningful signs connected to specific types of social action. Together they create a 'logic' of action and make the action understandable for those involved in it.

Formats

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Formats are recognizably patterned forms of behavior, subject to norms and judged accordingly by others.

Ghislaine Handiri: Authentic Self-Presentation on Social Media

Paper
Noa Reijnen
27/01/2023
9 minutes to read

This paper describes how one specific influencer, Ghislaine Handiri, presents herself as authentic on Instagram and how Instagram as a mediator influences and shapes her authenticity.

How Andrew Tate uses media literacy to gain online influence

How Andrew Tate gains influence through his media literacy

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Femke van Bree
23/01/2023
19 minutes to read

Despite getting banned several times on a wide variety of online platforms, Andrew Tate continues to gain influence online. This article analyses Andrew Tate’s online presence, to show how he deploys his media literacy to spread his ideas.

r/place reddit void popculture

R/place through the Lens of Relational Art

Paper
Marit van Dijck
09/12/2022
9 minutes to read

R/place is a perfect example of relational participatory art. This paper explores why it can be classified as such, and how it decommodifies and re-democratizes the collaborative, online pixel board artform. 

Dahmer - Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story

A lover or a monster: Jeffrey Dahmer in the true crime genre

Paper
Iris Dumoulin
30/11/2022
10 minutes to read

Netflix's newest series on Jeffrey Dahmer has sparked a large debate. In this study, I look at the Twitter conversations surrounding the Dahmer series and how they affect the broader conversation about the ethics of the true crime genre.

Whistleblowing: Sophie Zhang vs. Facebook

Paper
Lara Lovrič
28/11/2022
10 minutes to read

What can a single individual change by exposing the wrongdoings of a successful multinational corporation? This paper examines the case of a whistleblower who uncovered integrity violations and political manipulation facilitated by Facebook.

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?

The inverted filter on TikTok

TikTok's inverted filter: debunking symmetry as beauty standard

Paper
Kelly Burnet
07/11/2022
10 minutes to read

In this paper, discourse analysis is done on two TikTok entries to the inverted filter trend that became very popular in April 2021. By showing facial asymmetry as normal, Aubrey Ober gave a twist to the trend and recycled the trend's meaning.