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Echo Chambers – The Concequence of a Customizable Online Feed

The advent of digitization and social media has allowed people to customize exactly what they see on their Twitter, Facebook, Reddit etc. front page and feeds. Inclusion does not exist without exclusion which creates a potentially problematic situation when it comes to tailoring what you are surrounded with online. Most people, myself included, exclusively subscribe to things online that they are interested…

The Cringe is Real- TikTok Time

I had to do it to them. I am so sorry everyone, I tried to create the content nobody asked for and nobody wanted. What an experience. I feel like a boomer, the technology was just all too much. How do other people put in several clips and transitions?? I had to Google how to use an app, and thas my official…

Am I an Otaku? UwU

Growing up I watched a lot of animated series, and I still do because they are amazing. My animation journey thus started early on with baby-books, followed by educational channels, followed by the infinite imagination of anyone with a budget and connection to a broadcasting network. Just like sommeliers, an animation connoisseur will be able to distinguish various types of animation, and…

Who rules the world? English! Vol. 2

Welcome back to part 2 of my deep dive into the question if and why English is pushed as universal language in digital media. Last week, I elaborated on the omnipresence of English concerning memes, social media, digital advertisements and news. I wanted to leave some room for yourself to think about possible reasons why that could be the case and if…

The Players of the Abyss

In my previous blog post I mentioned about the importance of online friends on the resistance against solitude in the current era. What I missed however, was to mention the recurrent phenomenon of hate related speeches that happen on online gaming platforms. As we all know, playing a game can easily leads to frustration if the final result is not the one…

All Is Fair In Love & Cookies

Red Heart in Binary

The story of our lifetimes is how intentionally, by design, a number of institutions – both governmental and corporate – realized it was in their mutual interest to conceal their data collection activities in order to increase the breadth and depth of their sensory networks 

Edward Snowden on JRE #1368

I’ll be honest with you, I have a thing for the nitty-gritty of controversies. The issue of privacy on social media has been the talk of the town, but what exactly does privacy mean to us in this post-digital era and how are we and the corporations we populate taking responsibility for our virtual homes on the WWW.