The Double-Edged Sword of Fintech Lending


Author: Katya Athiyyaputri LovianaEditor: Amelinda Pandu Kusumaningtyas The development of financial technology, or fintech in short, has rocketed over the last decade in Indonesia. Many innovations emerge, ranging in almost every financial aspect, including lending. The SME-dominated business environment of […]

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On Human Behavior Towards Technology and Ambivalence as Intervention

On Human Behavior Towards Technology and Ambivalence as Intervention Author : Alfredo PutrawidjoyoEditor  : Anisa Pratita Mantovani             Richard Brautigan was an American poet who, in 1967, wrote All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace. A poem, written while […]

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

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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K-Pop in Indonesia and the Pandemic: Popularity and Consumption Changes

It’s no surprise that K-Pop has become one of the major music genres in Indonesia with large dedicated fan bases and casual listeners. K-Pop artists are now dominating advertisements of Indonesian brands across online and offline platforms. The pandemic is […]

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Metaverse in Indonesia: A Hype or Hope?


Penulis: Zakiah FadhilaEditor: Trevilliana Eka Putri The public cannot help but pay attention to Joko Widodo’s speech on the Nahdlatul Ulama’s 34th Muktamar, Indonesia’s largest Islamic organization’s event, because he mentioned Metaverse as if the fame that Metaverse has gained […]

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A World Beyond: Metaverse and the K-pop Industry

Author: Jasmine Noor Andhreta PutriEditor: Annisa Pratita Kirana Mantovani Metaverse is of the most talked-about topics in the realm of digital innovation during the last couple of years. This innovation is where avatars can live and do activities in a […]

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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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