The online UFO community

The term UFO, or unidentified flying object, was officially created by the United States Air Force in 1953. [1] It has always been an interesting subject, and because of its mysterious nature it gives rise to many controversial discussions and studies. The development of online communities gives users greater convenience to share their UFO experience…

Sharing is caring! [?]

My previous blogposts defining social media, discussing design patterns of SNS and the role of social media with regard to online activism allowed readers to take a look at social media from my point of view. Today I would like to focus on the ethnography of the online world. In particular, I would like to analyze…

50 Shades of Misconceptions

In 2011, a book titled “50 shades of grey” became a best selling novel. It focused on an intense relationship between two protagonists that became very controversial through introduction of moderate BDSM (Bondage, Dominance, Sadism, Masochism) sexual scenes. Following the book, BDSM as a sexual lifestyle became a topic of mainstream discussion. At the same…