For almost a year now I have been diving in, and have been kicked out of several anti-vaccination Facebook groups. There is an ever growing community of people who refuse to vaccinate against diseases like Measles, Chicken Pox, Tetanus, Polio, HPV,… It’s become so big that the World Health Organization even named vaccine hesitancy one… Read More Anti-vaccination and the Tragedy of the Commons
(This article previously appeared in Dutch on Knack – Datanews) The tendency to curse smartphones isn’t new. But I am becoming fed up with the articles, cartoons and art that are going for the low hanging fruit of bashing new media technology. From criticizing the display of personal life on social media and fishing for… Read More Is our “Digibesitas” giving us Technophobia?
(This article appeared earlier on Vice: The Motherboard NL) With all this talk about ‘digibesitas’, let’s add one more new-society disease to our vocabulary: Digital amnesia. It’s the act of forgetting certain things when you store them on you digital devices. I started to notice that my memory is failing me lately, and it’s was really beginning… Read More Digital Amnesia
Reddit’s foundations are crumbling. Disturbances are happening within the headquarters and the leadership. The frontpage of the internet is in anarchy. (Addendum: 2,5 years after I wrote this post, I came back on a lot of the opinions expressed in this post. The world had changed and I had been too naive to notice. I… Read More Corporate website-facism and the Reddit revolt
Vrouw zijn op zich is geen sinecure. Maar vrouw zijn op het internet is een zeer zware identiteit om te dragen. Het is best mogelijk dat de volgende feministische golf zich online zal voordoen. En dan heb ik het niet over propaganda verspreiden via het medium ‘internet’ in plaats van met borden de straat op… Read More There are no girls on the internet.