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Some Reflections on the Revolution in Propaganda

More or less exactly ten generations after Edmund Burke’s treatise concerning the French Revolution and roughly about twenty generations after the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press, I would like to give you a small update on the state of news, … Continue reading Continue reading

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You can reach me at the Internet

People who say stuff like „you can reach me at“ this or that URL – and then even name a URL they don’t manage themselves – are quite disingenuous… or even just plain outright bogus. No, I can’t reach you … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Spectre of Populism

There is a spectre haunting the Web: That spectre is populism. Let me backtrack a moment. This piece is a part of an ongoing series of posts about „rational media“ – a concept that is still not completely hard and … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sign My Guestbook + The Rationality of the Written Word

I enjoy following Chloe Thurlow’s writings and musings very much. Whenever I start reading, then I am quite sure that my time will be well spent. I am sad that her chloethurlow.com website is sometimes blocked when I am at … Continue reading Continue reading

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The Web Doesn’t Change Much from Day to Day

Lately, I have predominently been writing on some of my other websites (most recently, in particular Socio Biz and Nooblogs Com). Here’s something that I have observed, though, which is really a very personal insight. Some people think my work … Continue reading Continue reading

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To Own or to Be Owned?

When my girls ask their friends “Do you have Facebook?” I joke and ask them “Wouldn’t it be grammatically more correct to ask whether Facebook has them?” — then they smile politely but usually don’t go so far as to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Legal Online Content

This phrase bothers me. I’ve been traveling a lot over the summer and also the past couple weeks, so I haven’t had much chance to get online and post. But today I saw this phrase in the newspaper (again), and … 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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Are You Wasting Your Time?

I think the vast majority of people use the Internet to waste time (they might, for example, visit websites like bored.com … that is, if they aren’t “hanging out” / “killing time” on facebook.com). The often play games, chat with … Continue reading
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The End of the Media Convergence Hoax

For several years already we have been hearing a lot of hot air along the lines of “all media are the same bits and pieces of information”. This utter nonsense is going to come to a stop sooner or later … Continue reading
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