Tag: algorithms

Towards a Tik Tok tribe

If anyone had told me six months ago that I would be writing a blog about the social media platform Tik Tok I would have not believed such a thing. Before the quarantine started, I could not see the point of this app and end up refusing to download it because “I was too old for it”. Of course, after being confined…

Facebook conspiracy

Conspiracies are something that always interest me. The way people sometimes blatantly belief in something that others don’t just fascinates me. If I’m completely honest, sometimes I even laugh at people who belief in conspiracy theories. However, lately I keep thinking about this conspiracy like phenomenon that I encounter on news pages on Facebook. A lot of times I see these banners…

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…

Digital Media – Can you trust your senses?

Technological Advancements These times of exponential technological advancements, in both soft- and hardware, allow us to create AI’s (Artificial Intelligence) that have not been thought possible just a couple of years ago. For example: Just look at this recent video posted by Boston Dynamics and their new AI + Robotics: In this specific example, the little parkour exercise the robot is executing…

Dystopian future? The neoliberalisation of privacy in a digital age

The 2018 Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal has led many people to become more conscious about privacy concerns and how much of our personal information is being collected and sold by social media corporations. But are we as individuals actually capable to protect our online privacy, or is this an issue that can only be addressed in collective regulations? The story of how…