Review “Conceptualising forums and blogs as public sphere” by Thomas Poell (2009)

Here is my short summary and reflection on Poell, T. (2009). Conceptualizing forums and blogs as public spheres. In Digital Material: Tracing New Media in Everyday Life and Technology, edited by van den Boomen, M., Lammes, S., Lehmann, A.-S., Raessens, J., Schäfer, M. T. 239-251. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. Written on 23 March 2017. The…

Data justice conference 2018

Facebook world is crumbled under the investigation of Cambridge Analytica. But the case is only one example of how data has been overused and misused all over the world. I’ve signed up for the Data Justice Conference at Cardiff University. It is a 2-days conference from 21-22 May 2018 to examine the relationship between datafication and…

The perks of software development outsourcing jobs

Quynh Tu Hoang, University of Amsterdam Introduction In recent years Vietnam has emerged as a dynamic destination for software development outsourcing in Asia due to the increasing number of young Vietnamese software engineers and lower labour costs compared to other IT outsourcing countries, i.e. India, China and the Philippines (Gallaugher and Stoller 3; Phan 7;…

How to research new media production

Quynh Tu Hoang, University of Amsterdam This is a short reflection on research methodology for new media production culture. There are two main groups of the methodology presented here: Ethnography and interviewing Discourse/textual analysis. The methods and objects of study here are illustrated by academic research papers that have been performed in areas such as politics, media,…

Rethinking freedom in the algorithmic age

Quynh Tu Hoang, University of Amsterdam Introduction How was your life this year? Do you want to reflect on it? Do you want to look back at what you have achieved or lost this year? Some of us might want to do that but I believe many have moments they do not want to relive….