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Postmodernism on Instagram

Maffesoli’s article from this week’s mandatory reading list describes the ways in which neo-tribes developed as a consequence of postmodernism. These are presented as a sociocultural transformation affecting the religious, ideological, economic and sexual spheres. While before the late 20th century there was a social structure where authorities imposed a specific role for each person; afterwards, we developed a social order based on organic and…

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…

Baby-Hitler and mums on Facebook

Most of us began using social media when we were in our pre-teens. As for Facebook, I remember ruthlessly lying about my age when I first signed up at 11 years old. But at the very least, at the time, I had some sort of awareness of what I wanted/didn’t want appearing on my profile. I chose what to post, I could…