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Let’s Be Abominable Feminists: Yeti: Campus Stories and Sexism in the Digital College Party Scene

Abstract: Social media and mobile apps are increasingly a part of college culture and are being mobilized in the college party scene. Through the use of digital ethnography, this paper focuses on the app Yeti: Campus Stories to explore the role of social media apps in digital college party culture in perpetuating and potentially challenging … Continue reading Let’s Be Abominable Feminists: Yeti: Campus Stories and Sexism in the Digital College Party Scene

Introduction: Open Call

Issue 9 of Ada: A Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology brings together an array of nuanced and intersectional discussions around current topics of significance to research on gender, technology and new media. The articles in this issue offer critical explorations of topics ranging from digitizing knowledge the construction of femmescapes through blogging the … Continue reading Introduction: Open Call

Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness

Around the world, many young people have taken to social media to monetise their personal lives as “influencers.” Although international news reports have variously described these commercial social media users as “bloggers,” “YouTubers,” and “Instagrammers,” I conceptualise these high-profile Internet microcelebrities (Senft 2008) as influencers regardless of their digital platform. Influencers are everyday, ordinary Internet … Continue reading Communicative ❤ Intimacies: Influencers and Perceived Interconnectedness

Feminist Rhetoric in the Digital Sphere: Digital Interventions & the Subversion of Gendered Cultural Scripts

“Women’s rhetorical lives have always existed, among the innumerable, interminable, clear examples of public, political, agnostic, masculine discourse.”—Cheryl Glenn, Rhetoric Retold, 175 In the summer of 2013, the Austin, Texas State House garnered the attention of many beyond Texas’ borders as an online live stream of Senator Wendy Davis’s thirteen-hour filibuster, an attempt to delay … Continue reading Feminist Rhetoric in the Digital Sphere: Digital Interventions & the Subversion of Gendered Cultural Scripts

Thrice Invisible in its Visibility: Queerness and user generated ‘Kand’ videos

The door opens. A young man in his underwear walks out. He looks around, looking for somebody. There is excitement in the air as the camera shows us glimpses of other men in similar states of undress, milling around a dorm room. There is a call for music. The door shuts in our face. Three … Continue reading Thrice Invisible in its Visibility: Queerness and user generated ‘Kand’ videos