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For some, we get lost in media

I opened up a copy of the New York Times today, and in an empty space within an article, there was a blurb that reads Social networks put individuals at the center of their own media universes — I am … Continue reading Continue reading

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Voluntourism

In a recent podcast episode, Eliza Rubin mentioned „voluntourism“ (see episode #28 for her explanation of the term). Here, I want to apply the concept to the web / internet / online space – so basically: virtual voluntourism. In my … Continue reading Continue reading

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Why people used to go to church + why they now go to Google + Facebook instead

In case you haven’t seen them yet, check out Part 1 and Part 2. For many years, I have maintained that Google is something like the Pope of the Internet: Google’s index functions quite similarly to what used to be … Continue reading
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How the Traditional Publishing Complex Tamed the Mob … and What Outsiders Could Learn from Justine Musk

So far, the Internet has only experienced one major crash: The very poorly named “Dot Com” crash of 2001. This had nothing to do with the “dot com” top-level domain per se. It had much more to do with a … Continue reading
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Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk,…

One primary reason we share information is to talk about it, to exchange ideas, to profit from discussion…. This has, however, been sorely neglected by many so-called “social media” companies. For them, the reason we share information is for them … Continue reading
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Paul Krugman on Social Media

I don’t leave comments on other blogs, I don’t have another Twitter account, Facebook account, Google Plus account, or any of that. Hey, I am trying to have a life. Continue reading

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Social Media Tip: Be Prepared for Someone to Respond to Your Post

If you make a post on the Internet, then you should be prepared for the event that someone actually responds to your post. If you are shocked that someone might respond and you delete their comment or say the response … Continue reading
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Number 9, Revisited

There is this thing called the “90-9-1 rule” — that is not what this is about. This post is all about the number 99. My rough estimate is that about 99% of the world-wide web is basically “personal websites”. The … Continue reading
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What Most People Don’t Know About Social Media

Everything. For example: I have asked dozens if not hundreds of so-called “social media” experts what the term “social media” actually refers to, and none of them have been able to give me an answer. The mass of users not … Continue reading
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The Bad Old Days of New Media

John Battelle fondly remembers “the way it used to be”, and goes out on a limb: I believe that the personal-site-based essay is making a comeback I won’t say that I totally disagree (after all, not only is remediary precisely … Continue reading
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