Author Archives: Jennifer Krueckeberg

Jennifer is a PhD fellow at the Horizon 2020 funded project POEM. Based at the University of Hamburg, Germany, she researches how young people use digital media for their personal memory practices and how digital infrastructures are co-producing these memories.
A young person with short hair that almost covers their eyes sits in a dark room looking at their phone, while holding their head

Neoliberal Morality: Shame and Self-Improvement as Control over Young People’s Digital Productivity

“Put your phone away!” “Why are you always on your phone?” “Being on your phone this much isn’t healthy!” These are words we all have probably heard before or said (in a well-meaning way) to friends, family members, or partners. While people of all ages spend increasing amounts of time with digital media, notably due to the COVID-19 pandemic, young people are especially scrutinized for doing so. (read more...)