Podcast: social media, politics and the ‘freedom to hate’

"The Jakarta gubernatorial election, held earlier this year, was perhaps the most divisive and bitterly fought campaign seen in modern Indonesian politics. Social media and the internet played a large role in the campaign, which was characterised by racism and sectarianism. But how much can we blame the internet for the bitterness of the campaign … Continue reading Podcast: social media, politics and the ‘freedom to hate’

Freedom to Hate: Social Media, Algorithmic Enclaves, and the Rise of Tribal Nationalism in Indonesia

Sometimes, when emotion runs high, I take a really long walk, daydream, debate with myself, and then write a lot. Oh well, probably "write a lot" needs to be expanded to: sleep, write, write, write, sleep, sleep, sleep :-D. My latest article article was produced in one of such moments. Of course, this situation is … Continue reading Freedom to Hate: Social Media, Algorithmic Enclaves, and the Rise of Tribal Nationalism in Indonesia

#Scholartivism: Traveling professor-scholar-doodler

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js My scholarship brings me places. In the last fifteen years, since I published my first international journal article, I've been blessed with hundreds of invitations from many great and generous individuals all over the world that enable me to experience new places and cultures and, moreover, engage with diverse people. Traveling has become my middle … Continue reading #Scholartivism: Traveling professor-scholar-doodler

[Tips] Preparing your Slideshow

Below is the link to a slideshow on "3 Tips for Preparing your Slideshow" I made for yesterday's "How to Present at Conference" Graduate Workshop. Academic conferences are full of either ugly or boring powerpoint presentations (or both). Don't be among those who deliver them! https://prezi.com/embed/kcmlnltf8jzv/?bgcolor=ffffff&lock_to_path=1&autoplay=0&autohide_ctrls=0&landing_data=bHVZZmNaNDBIWnNjdEVENDRhZDFNZGNIUE43MHdLNWpsdFJLb2ZHanI0amg0anFKdGhKbU5UTVA1ODJCbXZnZGp3PT0&landing_sign=V5tH31cQp9zwhc-SxXvfyUR7TnlJPU-xMIpiFPphl2A Prezi: https://prezi.com/kcmlnltf8jzv/preparing-your-academic-slideshow/ Downloadable pdf version: https://www.academia.edu/31812361/M.Lim_2017_3_Tips_for_Preparing_Your_Academic_Slideshow_

[Quote] On social media

Facebook asks what's on my mind. Twitter asks what I'm doing. Instagram asks what I'm seeing. Foursquare asks where I am. Social media is like an obsessive ex-boyfriend. In this place you have a profile picture and what you do is just sitting around, making friends with strangers, bragging about life you don't have, and … Continue reading [Quote] On social media