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In the (post)digital era, our notion of time and ‘event’ is contradictory. As we all know, the heinous crimes of extremist group ISIS are devastating… The videos they publish online make the evil act, create a new ‘now’. The more we watch the videos, the more people they kill digitally – the event of death never transforms into a ‘past’.

Last Tuesday, ISIS captived two Japanese journalists Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa – unfortunately, they are left to uncertainty because of the Japanese government not paying the money ISIS demanded…

The response of the public was different than we have been witnessing so far. Rather than clicking the play button over and over again – to face with the burden of being able to do nothing – Japanese netizens reacted with mockery by the help of Twitter.