The Dating Apps Dilemma: Algorithms and Data Commodification


The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the dating scene in Indonesia. Due to the social-restriction order, dating in the real world has become even more challenging. Hence, many people are turning to online dating as the solution. With the help of […]

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BookTok: The Rise of TikTok’s Haven for Bookworms


It is no wonder that social media has become a gateway from reality, especially for those confined in the comfort of their homes when the pandemic forced everyone to quarantine. Apps such as TikTok, for instance, are no exception. The […]

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Orange the World: End Online Gender-based Violence Against Women Now!

From the end of November to early of December, the UN Women started a campaign called the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. This annual international campaign kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of […]

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TikTok: How the App Has Changed Music Marketing


            Since it was introduced in 2016, TikTok has had a meteoric growth in terms of their influence and users. TikTok itself is a social media platform where its users can share short videos where they lip-sync songs, make dances, […]

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Indonesia Tanpa Pacaran: Indonesia’s Newest Religious-based Internet Phenomenon

If you spend a lot of your time on the social media, you have probably heard this name before, Indonesia Tanpa Pacaran (ITP), a movement to promote Indonesia without “pacaran” or dating.  The premise of this movement is to eradicate […]

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The Age of Fake News: How fake news marred the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

            The 2020 U.S. presidential election was touted as one of the most consequential U.S. elections in recent history due to the high stakes on winning from both sides. The nation has never been divided more than ever, with Republican […]

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The Ethics and Consumer Protection Aspects of Advertising in Social Media Era


            In 2021, especially after a year into the global pandemic, social media has become an essential part of people’s lives. Recent data has shown the significant growth of social media in the past 12 months. In January 2021, the […]

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Care and Repair for All That Is Broken

This article contends that a ‘right to repair’ accentuates much more than the choice and freedom to repair devices. Instead, a repair can mean much more in the scheme of our relationships with our devices, nature, and each other (humans). […]

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More Often Than You Think: Deep-trenched Sexism in the Digital Public Space

            Women’s use of public space has often been characterized by the possibility of gender-based violence, which has compromised their comfort and safety in the public. The development of the internet has created new public spaces in the form of […]

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From Helping Hands to AIs: The Future of Mutual Aid in Indonesia’s Digital Age


The people saw it coming, the inevitable crisis that was about to bring Indonesia to absolute turmoil in its second year of the pandemic. With the surging toll of COVID-19 cases up almost reaching 40,000, the Indonesian government then decided […]

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