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Tinca Lukan
Internet culture Sociology Creator Economy
Created 03 Oct 2020
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  • Data As Capital
    03 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    Humans live online. They engage in economic transactions through digital markets and platform economies. These digitally mediated human interactions are turned into capital and produce value for compa...
  • We should always be self-aware of the ironies
    12 Sep 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    I e-met Arushi Saxena at the Harvard metaLAB workshop, where she presented the #EkMinute (“one minute”) campaign designed to tackle the issue of people spreading misinformation on social media. Misinf...
  • Links For The Summer 🍸📚
    11 Jul 2021 • 4 min read
    I will be taking a break from writing the newsletter for the summer. 🙌 Below is a list of recommended content to read or listen to in the meantime. 💬 👾 😉 The problem with being faster than light i...
  • Techno Feudalism: The Case Of Patreon
    27 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Two weeks ago, I explained techno feudalism on a macro level. Today, I will discuss it on a micro level. To do so, I will scrutinize Patreon, a membership platform that provides subscription service f...
  • On Techno Feudalism
    13 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    I spent summer 2015 staring at Guardian Live, following the greek financial crisis with a razor-like focus. I still remember the controversies around finance minister Yanis Varoufakis; His visit to Do...
  • The Hustle Economy Workshop
    30 May 2021 • 2 min read
    I took part in The Hustle Economy workshop organized by Data & Society. We discussed platform economy, its racialized and gendered dimensions. I miss these kinds of conversations in Europe and especia...
  • The Disenchantment of the Internet
    16 May 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Fluent in vsco girl etiquette but old enough to remember waiting for the dial-up to connect, I have had an opportunity to witness the internet being transfigured from enchanted space in the disenchant...
  • 7 Unicorn Drive
    02 May 2021 • 4 min read
    Login5 Foundation kindly asked me to sociologically contextualize the book 7 Unicorn Drive about the personal and business journey of Iza and Samo Login (parents of video game My Talking Tom). Iza and...
  • Digital Watchdogs: The Power of the Internet and Tech Reporters
    18 Apr 2021 • 3 min read
    Even before the pandemic, society was largely shaped by events and actors in digital spaces. The latter contributed to the emergence of the new powerful actors, i.e. influencers of all kinds, TikTok a...
  • Is TikTok the Future of News Media?
    04 Apr 2021 • 2 min read
    In case you didn’t know, last week, a 400m long container ship was wedged diagonally across the Suez Canal and blocked the global supply chain flow. News and memes about it probably made it into your ...
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