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A Digital Army in a Multidimensional Infowar: the QAnon hyperconspiracy, platform tribalism and beyond the reality principle

A Digital Army in a Multidimensional Infowar: the QAnon hyperconspiracy, platform tribalism and beyond the reality principle

Nothing is true, everything is possible Nothing is possible, everything is true. Using the technogenesis of QAnon as case study, we introduce hyperconspiracy as emergent and distributed new media object.
Unfolding Twitch Vernaculars through Emotes

Unfolding Twitch Vernaculars through Emotes

Twitch is the largest and most popular video game live streaming platform, owning up to 72.2% of total hours watched compared to YouTube, Facebook Gaming, and Mixer (Perez). Not only is Twitch a gaming based streaming platform, but it...
Neurchi d’algorithmes

Neurchi d’algorithmes

In 2017 Mark Zuckerberg decided that he wanted to help Nigerian women and reinvigorate Facebook’s business model. Somehow it triggered a renaissance in French memes.
The Death of the Meme: Article 13 and what this means for the internet

The Death of the Meme: Article 13 and what this means for the internet

On the 12th of September 2018, the European Parliament voted on a version of an EU copyright directive, namely the The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. Two articles are currently stirring up controversy, one...
Has internet worsened our grammar?

Has internet worsened our grammar?

Since the advent of the internet and the world wide web, it has never been easier to exchange and share information with people from all around the world. A good part of the technological inventions developed in the last...
Memeification of the News

Memeification of the News

Internet memes (specifically image memes) have taken the role of a media format for civic journalism, ever evolving and reproducing cultural/political concerns which reflect our social condition. As an amalgamated entity, memes are constantly integrating themselves within social platforms...
Genes, Memes and Temes: Paradoxes in Meme-Theory and the Dangers of Memes

Genes, Memes and Temes: Paradoxes in Meme-Theory and the Dangers of Memes

In March 2012 the animated sitcom South Park aired an episode featuring the potential dangers of memes. Its message: it is impossible to keep up with the latest memes and those who choose to imitate certain memes in public...

Memes as a tool

A very powerful tool would be to be able to release information inside social networks that would go viral and be incorporated to pop culture by becoming a meme. There are many factors that influence the destiny of a...
Truthy: Policing Misinformation, One Meme-ing Tweet At a Time

Truthy: Policing Misinformation, One Meme-ing Tweet At a Time

“Swiftboaters beware!” The battle to control Congress is on and this election year the truth is about to get Truthier. Twitter – the social media network, twenty-four-hour news site, conversation and blogging platform, wedding and death announcement site, gossip...

…All I got was this lousy t-shirt

In this article I dove into the world of internet memes and tried to find a indicator for the viability and liveliness of these phenomena. As I will show I did find...