Tag: Twitter

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…

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…

Good Morning & Good Night: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Little Pep Talks” for the Twittersphere

The endless noise of the Twitter timeline can be a bit much, to say the least. From the latest inane statement of a world leader (these days, they’re a dime a dozen) to friends’ horrified reactions to a live-action adaptation’s movie trailer (and in 2019, you have your pick of those too), a mere scroll through one’s timeline can elicit an entire…