When things are written about internet culture, especially when written in English, it is often about trends, platforms or tools that are used and developed in North America or Europe. In this article Lilian Stolk explores the internet in “the rest of the world”.
A list of initiatives that are developing tools specifically for the African continent or raise awareness of the adoption of Western technologies.
Can alternative platforms fix the internet?
Lilian Stolk visits the virtual office of Andrew Lin, one of the founders of ohyay.
Lilian Stolk interviews philosopher and developer Jan Hein Hoogstad
During The Hmm ON Alternative Platforms Roel Roscam Abbing & Aymeric Mansoux told us about Mastodon, on Mastodon.
How does TikTok re-write the world?
Lilian Stolk diving into TikTok’s machine learning recommendation algorithm.
Marieke Kuypers’ exploring the many different sides of TikTok
What makes Facebook so powerful?
Lilian Stolk interviews internet policy consultant Joe McNamee on Facebook’s content moderation.
In this article writer Kate Imbach analyses Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Instagram account.
An article that highlights the potential of Facebook’s platforms, including interviews with Lisa Gliederpuppe, The Kissenger Twins and an analysis of @calloutdutchartinstitutions
What does the increase in the use of facial recognition systems mean for our society?
In this article Lilian Stolk is questioning if the tool that obscures our faces is also protecting us against facial recognition systems.
An interview about how facial recognition technology could bring something good to humanity, with multidisciplinary researcher Emily West.
How has the role of the internet changed in this time of self isolation?
An interview about privacy, surveillance and the Corona-app with Lotte Houwing from Bits of Freedom
Our findings of the live stream experiment we did on 29 April 2020
Sjef van Beers’ favorite TikTok collection in this period of self-isolation.