#Coronaconspiracy

Just published! If you're interested in learning about the relationship between the Covid-19 pandemic crisis, conspiracy theories, social media affordances, and algorithms, then this article is for you. Lim, M. (2022). #Coronaconspiracy: Algorithms, Users, and Conspiracy Theories in Social Media. M/C Journal, 25(1). https://journal.media-culture.org.au/index.php/mcjournal/article/view/2877 Check out some other articles in this special #Conspiracy issue. They're interesting!#socialmedia #algorithm #conspiracytheory #conspiracies #covid19

Rhythm & ALGORITHM OF US

Text of my speech for the Jakarta Arts Council's "Pidato Kebudayaan" ("The Speech on Culture") is available in both English and Indonesian, here: http://bit.ly/rhythm_algorithm. Naskah Pidato Kebudayaan DKJ saya bisa diunduh di link tersebut. Also, the talk itself, while delivered in Indonesian, now it has English subtitle;it's way more rhythmical than a written version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mh9nydACB1UContinue reading Rhythm & ALGORITHM OF US

Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge

Carleton University's Faculty of Public Affairs runs a story of my research, as follows: Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge As Canada prepares for a federal election, Canada Research Chair Professor Merlyna Lim is analyzing how social media users—human and otherwise—are mobilizing emotions rather than facts. In the months leading up to the Canadian election, Facebook accounts … Continue reading Mobilizing Emotion, Not Knowledge

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