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Influencer marketing: #Transparency over #ad

Influencer marketing: #Transparency over #ad

In other parts of the world it is already a well-established marketing technique; celebrity’s being paid to tweet, or post on Facebook and Instagram. However in “down to earth” Netherlands, this trend has just recently began to emerge. Social...
Verifying Facts in a Post-Truth World

Verifying Facts in a Post-Truth World

In a digital world chock-full with misinformation, post-truth proclamations, and misleading headlines, it is harder than ever for one to fully trust the news. From that lens, it is safe to say that the spread of objective facts has...
The Data-Ing Game: The Value Placed On Our Own Data; How Socio-Economics Play A Part And How Our App Will Help Educate Users On The Current Worth Of Data In The Market

The Data-Ing Game: The Value Placed On Our Own Data; How Socio-Economics Play A Part And How Our App Will Help Educate Users On The Current Worth Of Data In The Market

Our project aimed to design an app called ‘The Data-ing Game’ that would educate people on the value of their data. Not many realised the valuable commodity that their own personal data has become*. We aimed to distinguish whether...
Share your Life in Film: Letterboxd Lists

Share your Life in Film: Letterboxd Lists

When talking about social media platforms, names such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are often those that come to mind first. Besides these large and well known platforms however, people can connect with like-minded souls through niche platforms such...
Bad News for Facebook

Bad News for Facebook

In the past couple of weeks Facebook and its content-monitoring policy as well as the changes made to its Trending Topics section made the headlines over and over again. These headlines have led to many opinion pieces and several...
Do Not Track: together let’s track Big Brother

Do Not Track: together let’s track Big Brother

After four years of negotiations, an agreement was reached on September the 8th over data protection on the internet between the United States and the European Union. Many privacy violations scandals later (i.e.: Edward Snowden’s revelations on the NSA’s...
[Video] The Bias of (Online) Communication

[Video] The Bias of (Online) Communication

By: Larissa Hildebrandt & Thomas Groen Our task for the 2012 Wild Card Symposium was to bring theory to life, by explaining a book in a new, digital way. In a merging of old and new media, we produced a...
[Interview] Juul Spee of Zesbaans: Digital Media Designer

[Interview] Juul Spee of Zesbaans: Digital Media Designer

Zesbaans is a digital media and design collective that experiments with media and interactivity. Zesbaans (Dutch for a six-laned highway) has been based in Utrecht, the Netherlands, since its founding in 2007 where it has been involved with projects...

9/11 memorized by media; for who actually?

This blog is posted on September the 9th. A date which as everyone knows is related to the attack on the World Trade Center in New York. Television, news papers and online blogs are showing us pictures, clips and...

The BeBook Blues

Last years have been devout to digital publishing and the e-readers. The media made it seem that it was the new big thing and even my mother was considering an iPad. Because I was always annoyed by the enormous...
E = Media Combinations2: The survival of the fittest

E = Media Combinations2: The survival of the fittest

Every old medium was once new. And when something gets old we’ve got to search for a way to give it its old glance back. The printed book was once a new medium. It was revolutionary, groundbreaking. But today...
A PICNIC in Pictures // Day 1 Roundup

A PICNIC in Pictures // Day 1 Roundup

PICNIC is certifiably special and cool. There’s a lot of love for ideas there and I’m happy to share that yesterday I finally had the chance to experience this unique festival first hand for the first time. Immediate impressions?...
Picnic10, Live

Picnic10, Live

So here we go, enjoying the amazing picnic experience! Below you can find some pictures from the activities you can access at the festival/ conference.. So far everything is amazing!
Book Review: “Pirate Modernity: Delhi’s Media Urbanism” – Ravi Sundaram

Book Review: “Pirate Modernity: Delhi’s Media Urbanism” – Ravi Sundaram

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Did Internet Make Me Stupid?

Did Internet Make Me Stupid?

Working in a coffee bar gives me the advantage of having access to many different newspapers. In quiet hours I try to read several articles from at least three newspapers in order to get a more balanced view of...
tech celebrities vs. “real” celebrities and other deep thoughts

tech celebrities vs. “real” celebrities and other deep thoughts

As I’m reading Vanity Fair online this morning I realize that I have two separate articles pulled up next to each other on my browser that are essentially telling the same story only with different characters.  Yes, it happens...

South Park and the Demise of the Big Other

Unsurprisingly, yet another South Park episode has made the news recently. And as usual, the comments have ranged from praise and approval to shock (and even subtly worded death wishes?). In pure South Park fashion, “Dead Celebrities” is a...

Twitter: Public Space or Public Sphere?

Internet kills writing? According to Andrea Lunsford, researcher at the Stanford University, it is totally the other way around. There is an immense increase of people starting to write and digital writing is the biggest revolution in writing since...

New Media meets old Media

  I started working on my research proposal last year. By the beginning of this year, I knew exactly what I wanted to do. And that is to research on the impact of ICT use on the print media...
Gun vs. OLPC Computer

Gun vs. OLPC Computer

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) has once again put itself into the eye of the storm. The organization recently released a commercial where we see a child polishing a shoe, a little girl standing on a street corner and...

Twitter and the Aphoristic Society

Twitter has been denounced by some as a useless waste of time. However, the short and snappy, "aphoristic" communication tool may also be a symptom of how people like to communicate today. The author argues that we are probably...
Digital Media and Democracy. “Bush Bashing in Academia”

Digital Media and Democracy. “Bush Bashing in Academia”

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