Digital Media

Job application: Social media manager

This week’s blog I want to dedicate to my own interaction with social media, as someone who has managed the social media for several organisations. A social media manager? Can’t anyone from our generation do this? Probably you can, but maybe not? It entirely depends on what type of organisation you are doing this for and what their audience is. I started…

Language Games

The inspiration for writing this blog post came to me while trying to have a conversation with my mother. Keyword: trying. It has become increasingly difficult for me to have conversations with members of previous generations. This is especially a problem seeing as my job mainly involves having to talk to elderly people. Luckily for me, a lot of older people just…

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…

Social Media and High (?) Fashion

It is needless to list the perks of digital media. We are living in a day and age where we have fast access to information, gadgets in our hands that provide us with great quality cameras, and an unlimited means for various sources of interaction. Apart from serving our individual lives for the best; these facilities also serve to different organisms and…

Orange

With this sudden appearance of cold and wet autumn weather, a natural occurrence comes back into our lives. I call this the ‘I’d-really-rather-not-go-outside-into-the-cold-and-the-rain’ phenomenon. A perfectly reasonable if not incredibly logical response to external stimuli. And while we’re all safely tucked inside our comfortable homes underneath soft blankets with a warm beverage in our hands, there’s only one question left: what exactly…