Social media

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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.
Elisabeth Warren

Elisabeth Warren, clickbait and truth

Column
Jan Blommaert
17/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Elisabeth Warren's statement on her male contenders being "electoral losers" enables us to examine the ways in which clickbait actually works.

Twitter politics

Twitter politics: the next stage

Column
Jan Blommaert
14/01/2020
6 minutes to read

Two recent incidents on Twitter in the wake of the US attack on Iran's general Soleimani show us how Twitter continues to define politics as we know it.

Did Brexaustion kill Corbyn's media strategy?

Column
Jan Blommaert
20/12/2019
12 minutes to read

Analyses of Corbyn's social media campaign overlook something: the fact that politics is played out in a weaponized hybrid media field.

Is Zondag met Lubach saving democracy?

Paper
Rosalie Vaarten
09/12/2019
9 minutes to read

Is the Dutch television program Zondag met Lubach or infotainment in general a threat to democracy? Or should we see infotainment programs as saviors of democracy? 

Zhu Hua

Diggit profile: Zhu Hua

Interview
Jan Blommaert
09/01/2020

Global geopolitical and technological changes have deeply affected the identity work performed by young Chinese-heritage children in the UK and beyond. Zhu Hua highlights the complexities of these processes.

hashtags of belonging

#iamstaying and #wewontmove: two hashtags of belonging

Column
Ana Deumert
31/10/2019
7 minutes to read

Hashtags such as #iamstaying and #wewontmove articulate distinct semiotics and politics of belonging, ranging from nostalgic memorywork to calls for resistance and revolution. Ana Deumert reflects on the South African context.

Facebook and the Rohingya genocide deniers

Paper
Tunde Farago
21/10/2019
17 minutes to read

How do the Rohingya genocide deniers use Facebook to spread their narratives and what kind of arguments do they use to support their claims?