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I know you, you don’t know me

We have all heard someone say that they are “stalking” someone else, while referring to the action of looking up someone on google or on social media. This is not exactly stalking per se, as we all construct our presence online. In today’s blogpost I will talk about how we can “edit” ourselves online, some of the motivations, and how the accessibility…

The Magic of Subtitles

When I first came to the Netherlands, I was afraid that I won’t be able to communicate with the locals as I only speak very few Dutch. I was convinced that Dutch citizens, especially older people, would not be able to understand my English. However, there was a surprise waiting for me. Almost all people I talked to, no matter if young…

Digital Media As An Accelerator Of Perfectionism

Can you remember when you first heard of the concept, ‘mental health’? (I can’t.) I don’t remember being informed about mental health, its examples and potential causes neither in primary nor in middle school. I don’t think that I could have defined psychology or mental health until taking a psychology class in 10th grade. However, I remember people joking around about psychological…

Youtube censorship

In June 2019, YouTube temporarily suspended the account of the archive of Alkmaar. Their reason? The archive uploaded historical footage on their account, including a few videos on World War II, which were considered inappropriate following updated YouTube guidelines. After national media coverage and multiple shout outs to YouTube, the archive managed to retrieve its account. An online discussion unfolded. Was YouTube…

To Break Two.

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but something extraordinary happened this weekend. On Saturday, the 12th of October, Eliud Kipchoge became the first person in history to run the marathon distance (42.2KM) in under two hours; clocking a time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 42 seconds in Vienna and beating the targeted time of 1 hour, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds.…

Video games, gamers and the Revolution of our Age

Background information Blizzard Entertainment is an American video game developer and publisher based in California, most widely known for  the Warcraft and Diablo series.  Tencent is a gigantic Chinese conglomerate that has stakes in everything, including a 5% stake in Blizzard Activision.  Besides this, they are either completely or partially own: – Riot Games, the developers of League of Legends, one of…