Sometimes, I put in a lot of extra effort in a certain post, be it in terms of research, the message it conveys or the amount of words put in. After five years of blogging, I have quite a back-catalogue to read through. To have these posts dissappear into oblivion would be a shame. I am proud of these posts, and would like some special exposure for them. That’s why I’m collecting them on this page arranged per topic, with the original date of posting, a link to the article itself and a small synopsis.
Nov. 10th, 2016: “The Death of the Market-Oriented Party/Candidate; Why Clinton lost”
- My take on 2016’s disastrous US Presidential election, and what it meant in terms of Political Marketing-theory. If you are interested, you might want to give this one a shot.
- While the primaries for the 2016 elections were till ongoing, Clinton attracted a lot of heat for a public announcement by her campaign that they had invested in an effort to influence the online narrative. While every candidate was doing it, hers was the first to be open about it.
- This started out as a writing assignment for my Master’s, which I adapted to fit here. It details how multi-tasking will cripple your ability to judge facts from fiction, and how you are openly invited to multitask.
Sept. 14th, 2013: “#Syria, Just a Civil War?“
- Back in 2013, before ISIS emerged in the summer of 2014, I suspected a lot more was going on in Syria than the media was reporting – a third-party. In hindsight, this might be a pretty interesting look back at the shit-show that is Syria.
May 30th, 2013: “‘Project Democracy’ almost at an end, winners will soon be decided”
- An attempt at political satire, looking back at 200 years of democracy as some sort of reality TV-show. While some of the targets of my satire aren’t in the picture anymore, new – more dangerous – ones have since emerged.
Mar. 22nd, 2012: “The Fourth Power”
- A theoretical look at how news media should behave, and how they are behaving right now. Especially with the current take on ‘Fake News’, this has once again became highly relevant.
- Using a dataset of 125 respondents, I looked at whether former Schumacher fans favour different drivers than those who hated him using the scientific method. This one might read like a scientific article, so be careful!
Nov. 27th, 2014: “Dutch eSports: Booming or in Limbo?”
- This article is partly a historical overview of Dutch gamer’s performance in eSports, and the institutional hurdles for the scene in The Netherlands to overcome in order to grow. If you like eSports, this might be interesting to you.
Nov. 6th, 2014: “Freemium Games Get The South Park Treatment”
- A review/explanation of South Park’s S18E06 titled “Freemium isn’t Free”, where I detail the genius of the episode and explain their arguments with detailed examples.
Sep. 22nd, 2014: “‘4chan is kill’. How An Internet Dinosaur Was Brought Down”
- In 2014, a large schism took place within 4Chan, one of the oldest and largest forums on the internet. In this post, I detail 4Chan’s history, as well as the reasons for the schism to appear.