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Social Media

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Social Media is “a group of Internet-based applications that build on the ideological and technological foundations of Web 2.0, and that allow the creation and exchange of User Generated Content” (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010).

Cancel Culture

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Cancel Culture encapsulates the acts of withholding support or endorsement from individuals or institutions on social media due to a collective disagreement or disapproval of their actions, beliefs, or behaviors.

BookTok

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BookTok is a sub-community of TikTok that caters to book enthusiasts. Here, they can share their book reviews, recommendations, and other book-related content.

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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Junk news is news that is consumed and goes viral not because it is relevant or appreciated, but because it is addictive (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.

Barbenheimer: Affirming Stereotypes In Meme Culture

Article
Wessel Joosten
12/04/2024
11 minutes to read

In 2023, the films "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer" sparked the online trend "Barbenheimer," leading to memes and humor. This paper analyzes a specific video related to "Barbenheimer," exploring its popularity and discursive function.

How Marianne Williamson rises without mass media attention

Article
Thu Pham
19/02/2024
16 minutes to read

Marianne Williamson is running for the 2024 U.S. presidential elections against all odds. In this article, we look at how she uses social media to gain attention and get her message across to voters in a hybrid media system.

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Apple’s 1984 ad: from digital utopianism to hyper-opticon

Article
Ico Maly
22/01/2024
20 minutes to read

Apple's 1984 ad promised digital liberation, but today's reality reveals pervasive surveillance and a techno-feudalism. The utopian dream has transformed into a dystopian era of mind control and exploitation by digital platforms.

"Can A Dog be Twins?" and Other Questions No One Is Talking About

Paper
Clara Daniels
30/10/2023
8 minutes to read

"Can A Dog be Twins?" Is all it takes for the main character to blow up online, to travel the world attending conferences to talk about how the internet has changed, transformed, yes, revolutionised communication! Yet all WE get is memes

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The YouTube algorithm and its problems

Video
Joël Eduard Nicholas Grassère
06/10/2023

The Youtube algorithm is often criticized.  This video explains why it is problematic. The data that it uses is wrong and the algorithm itself is problematic. However, there is also an issue concerning interpretation.

Sophie Scholl from the history books to Instagram

@IamSophieScholl: Instagram meets 1942

Article
Nathalie Schabio
11/09/2023
12 minutes to read

@IamSophieScholl is a multimedia project that brings Sophie Scholl from the history books into the present through the affordances of social media. This article unravels the tension between fact and fiction inherent in the project. 

Bearing witness online: How hashtags enabled an uprising in Iran

Paper
Prajakta Athlekar
05/06/2023
15 minutes to read

This paper explores how the fearless citizens of Iran are bearing witness every single day and strengthening the revolution through witness footage, hashtag framing, and authenticity. 

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BeReal: How Authenticity Turns into Violation of Privacy

Article
Anna Skorodihina
22/09/2023
13 minutes to read

This article looks at how the new social media platform BeReal structures its app to enforce what is called an expository society through behaviour modification and how it plays into societies of control, compromising user privacy.