Employee Empowerment or Workers’ Control? The Use Case of Enterprise Social Networks

Employee Empowerment or Workers’ Control? The Use Case of Enterprise Social Networks

In the context of the digitization of the workplace, numerous companies are introducing digital platforms that are intended to strengthen employee participation. The implications of social media for the meaning of political engagement and participation has been widely addressed in the field of Internet studies. In the working environment, social networks have gained increasing attention […]

Transgender People on Dating Apps: Vulnerabilities, Resistance and Perspectives

Transgender People on Dating Apps: Vulnerabilities, Resistance and Perspectives

  Prejudice. Exclusion. Difficulty in educational access. Inability to find work. Violation of rights. These are some of the daily challenges faced by transgender people. In spite of the various initiatives and projects aimed at this population in the areas of social welfare (health, social assistance and social security), education, labor and public safety, more […]

Big Data Literacy: A New Dimension of the “Digital Divide”

Big Data Literacy: A New Dimension of the “Digital Divide”

  The Internet constitutes a core infrastructure, especially in the western societies. The usage of this infrastructure has changed and developed significantly since its invention – from primarily being a communication infrastructure that provided access to static information, to becoming a global platform, to full-scale applications implemented as services. In recent years, we have seen […]

Manipulative Memes : How Internet Memes Can Distort the Truth

Manipulative Memes : How Internet Memes Can Distort the Truth

Political internet memes were used on a large scale for the first time during the 2012 US Presidential Election (remember Texts from Hillary and Romney hates Big Bird?). Initially used as a form of entertainment, the purpose of these funny images changed during the 2016 election. Memes started to dominate news headlines and were used […]