Beyond Cute Animal Rescue Videos: Driving Factors of the Rise of Animal Cruelty Content in Social Media and How to Tackle Them

30/05/2022

Author: Febe SarahEditor: Amelinda Pandu Kusumaningtyas If you are an active social media user, chances are you have seen a video of animal rescue or monkeys behaving like humans. These videos might seem wholesome, entertaining, and inspiring, even. But, unfortunately, research […]

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Hyperconnectivity on Online Dating Apps: When faced with an Ocean of Choices

23/02/2022

Author: Firya Qurratu’ain AbisonoEditor: Amelinda Pandu Kusumaningtyas Since its arrival, online dating apps have brought a revolution in the world of dating. This application no longer seems to be an application that is foreign to the ears of the public, […]

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Welcome to the NFT Hype Train: The Future of Blockchain Technology

Author: Perdana KarimEditor: Amelinda Pandu Kusumaningtyas For the past year, cryptocurrency investment has been a popular trend. People from all over the world have jumped on the hype train that is cryptocurrency. Besides the typical currencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and […]

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“New” Tech, Same Old Mistakes: The Inevitable Emergence of Sexual Harassment in Metaverse

Author: Rizka Khairunissa HerdianiEditor: Amelinda Pandu Kusumaningtyas Metaverse is a term that has been the talk of the town and normally thrown around with the likes of “blockchain” and “NFT”. The hype around this not-so-new concept of virtual and augmented reality […]

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The Dating Apps Dilemma: Algorithms and Data Commodification

28/12/2021

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

11/12/2021

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

09/12/2021

            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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