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To Beme or not to Beme, that is the application: constructing an authentic version of the self on social media

In September 2015, a young Australian social media celebrity named Essana Oneill captivated mainstream media by posting a series of videos exposing the illusiveness and superficiality of her supposedly ideal life. In a dramatic and tearful breakdown, the teenage model reached out to her thousands of followers and revealed how distorted from reality her online…

All the Days in a 90-year human life

This visualisation kind of freaks me out, especially when I realise I’m in the 3rd section already. 2 rows=1 year, each section = 1 decade I guess the lesson of this image is that there’s no time to waste! (image source: waitbutwhy.com)

Just saying

I still believe that the Internet is our best hope for being able to connect together and figure out what to do and determine our collective destiny, but it just doesn’t going to happen if we’re all surfing on an internet of one.

-Eli Pariser

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It takes more than a GoPro to be a hero.

I’ve been reading quite a few articles about GoPro lately, telling how the company is declining and how it failed to market its latest product (GoPro Session). Here and there, reporters and business analysts who were amazed not so long ago by the stunning features of the GoPro2 or GoPro3 are now explaining how predictable the…

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IFTTT: Cultural practices, algorithmic literacy and power relations in an oversimplified end-user programming interface

If this then that. These four words constitute a very simple sentence, conceptually powerful yet obviously lacunar. Reading it naturally invites the reader, or even forces him, to think about causality, to build intellectual connections between two events or to attempt at imagining potential relationships between things. In fact, causality is basic to human thought….

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The social narrative of #IDARB, outcomes of improvisation in a crowdsourced game development process

Very few digital games can legitimately claim to be significantly changing the industry, to give birth to a new genre or to redefine the perspectives through which scholars approach them. How small is the probability for such game to emerge and be acknowledged in today’s roaring and competitive digital landscape, and more importantly, what does…

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Using Actor Network Theory (ANT) to investigate digital tracking technologies in the retail environment

“interaction is all that there is”  (Law 1992, p. 380) As many socio-technological sectors, the retail industry is in a constant evolution and depends on a multiplicity of heterogeneous factors. New technologies, practices and industry players regularly attempt at challenging and redefining the established systems, pursuing economic growth and profitability. (Rigby, 2011) In this context,…

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The Physical Cookie

In an evermore interconnected world, where objects, places and people constantly exchange data and information, boundaries between offline and online activities are constantly being redefined, raising not only opportunities but also urging many industries to reevaluate and adapt their processes. (Brynjolfsson & al. 2013) The retail sector is no exception to this phenomenon and increasingly…

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Viral philanthropy

Little literature is available when specifically considering the viral dimension of philanthropy on social-media since it is a fairly recent topic, publicly revealed by online phenomenons such as the Ice Bucket Challenge or the Movember campaign. However, scholars and Non-Profit-Organizations (NPOs) have long identified the importance and impact of online communication technology over the practice…