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Barrier Breakers 2016; Turning the Internet into a (not so) New Political Frontier

Clinton associated PAC ‘Correct the Record’ announced their ‘Barrier Breakers 2016’ initiative, throwing 1 million dollar to their computer screens in hopes to improve Clinton’s likeability online.

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South Park; Destroying ‘Social Justice’ through Satire

For my Master’s in Political Communication, we got the assignment to write a ‘blog post’ of 500-600 words. The subject needed to be media and how they affected the discourse used in Politics. I decided to do things a little differently, instead writing about how media respond to a particular political trend in society. We were also encouraged to publish our blog post online. It isn’t exactly thorough, but still, here it is!  There’s a worrying trend making its rounds on the internet. The particular trend I am talking about is not the destruction of Net Neutrality. Nor is it...

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‘4chan is kill’. How An Internet Dinosaur Was Brought Down

A rift has appeared among the ranks of 4chan, with large quantities of users bidding the website farewell in favour of alternatives like 8chan.co. How could it be that the most infamous community found on the internet has started to break up? Over a decade has ruled the darker sides of the internet. What does this mean? During the last few weeks, a lot of big and important things happened on the internet. GamerGate, The Fappening, and the death of 4chan. Is 4chan really dead? No, it isn’t, but it might as well be to most of their decennium-long users....

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Facebook et al. Quitting ain’t easy.

  I used to like facebook. Sharing pictures of friends, holidays, and just random crazy stuff you see along the way of living life. It was good. Keeping tabs on people you haven’t seen in a while through Facebook was a good way to keep communicating with long lost friends. That was years ago, in what looks like an eternity ago. I hate facebook. I hate looking at it, I hate having to react to it, I hate the behemoth my friends list has become – meaning that a lot of important posts get buried by the unstoppable avalanche of...