the loss of my global townsquare
from twitter to mastodon? … well, how does this feel like?
In these extreme times many of us are forced to stay home and (re-) discover digital tools and ways of living and working from the confiment of our own 4 walls. One way to stay in touch with relatives are video-calls. Many of us are at least familiar with FaceTime or WhatsApp video functions – however, what, if we would like to utilise a more professional App, enabling us to video-conference with family or team members in 3-5 locations? Maybe you also feel the need to move away from the overpowering data […]
The digital transformation of society is nothing new anymore. We are already in the midst of its development. It is not anymore the question IF we are entering the “digital age” as a (former) “information society”, but HOW.
Observing modern life all around me makes me realize certain particularities and patterns, while at the same time the analysis of my own daily work-flow and social interactions leads me to occasionally pinpointing selected topics. These can be questions of media consumption as well as descriptions of SaaS (what is that?), […]
Last December an odd feeling began flowing through my veins; a sense of general unease occupied my mind and I could not shake it off. It was not the usual pre-Christmas blues, but rather a deep rooted nausea. First it seemed like a minor fatigue – a headache, which can not really be localised, but you know, it is “right there”. Then it got stronger, like a constant sound in the ears, you can notice specifically, when it is quiet around.
Finally I realised, that the general unease, I was feeling, was related to my social media usage – in particular […]
Roaming around in the halls of re:publica / Media Convention Berlin, I wonder how much lines of text are filled with words of banalities, when only occasionally, interesting insights show up in the steady stream of tweets, posts and messages. Not that I criticize in any kind of way the possibility to freely express our thoughts via the brave new digital media world- this often is a liberating individual experience – however, how much did we already become actors in […]
Did you know, that the World Wide Web turns 25 these days? Yes, there has been a time before the internet and people my age do remember.
For a quick and interesting overview of the history of the net, read this article, published on a blog of a new website service company – both terms, which one could hardly envision in 1989.
Curious about the original document & team members? Go to -> the archive of CERN (the original “project”)
Wondering today, how much (more) I should present myself publicly online. This is not an easy question for a self-employed professional, who is dependent on networking connections and online showcasing.
On the one hand, there are the privacy advocated, who rightfully criticize the fact, that every digital move leaves traces, which are picked up by spying organizations like the NSA or corporate giants like Google; on the other hand, there are the happy matrix-citizens, who live seemingly oblivious to the fact, that their latest failed attempt of jumping hurdles may only satisfy their own exhibitionistic desire and end up on some […]
“content is king” – I remember hearing this message already in the first years of the millenium from various internet companies. In a time, when AOL was buying TimeWarner and the executives focused on creating constantly new “distribution channels”, it became quickly clear, that there will be an ever growing need of (good) content.
So, I have heard the message from my genius web-designer Sven K., who reminded me, that I can not launch this web site (not even in beta), when there is not more content to show — for a blog and for a word-intensive web site, this means, […]