Look At The HorizonMärz 17th, 2013
“In order to penetrate the invisible world and develop your powers, you have to live in the present, the here and now. In order to live in the present, you have to control your second mind. And look at the horizon.”
(from Paulo Coelho: ‘The Valkyries’)
Social Evolution Or Social Devolution?Februar 28th, 2013
After Web 1.0 and its new economy bubble we are now probably facing a social media bubble of Web 2.0 – The reasons might be much more complex, but it’s a nice metaphor: Facebook itself had more than 67.100.000 likes when its stock crash-landed the trading floor like no US-American company of comparable value had done since 5 years.
Illustration © dadara
Facebook is the opium of the peopleJanuar 22nd, 2013
Via LSD Magazine
We Never Look UpJanuar 9th, 2013
The world has gone mobile. We live in an information society and are connected to information anywhere we go, and whatever we do, 24/7. And that has changed how we as people behave.
Pictures by a mobile researcher from Finland. Food for thought.
A mind reader reveals his giftOktober 2nd, 2012
Making social networks a better placeJuli 21st, 2012
A Dramatic Surprise On A Quiet SquareApril 13th, 2012
Excellent viral marketing campaign for the launch of the TV channel TNT in Belgium!
The CIA’s most efficient surveilance programApril 11th, 2012
Douglas Rushkoff – Open Sourcing RealityJanuar 16th, 2012
Douglas Rushkoff gave some great interviews for London Street-Art Design Magazine recently. In issue 7, the psychedelically experienced social media expert talks about instant counter cultures, why Facebook and the internet in general might keep down an actual revolution and intelligent fascism vs. angry mob fascism.
The future of advertsOktober 27th, 2011
In the promotion campaign for the new Beetle, Volkswagen goes Augmented Reality.
The Google+ projectJuni 30th, 2011
Google introduces an own Social Network Service. And in fact the basic idea as introduced on the Google blog looks very promising: “Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools.” Interestingly, Google paid attention to a crucial fact of social relations which was also the backbone of my qualitative study about the change of friendship relations through Social Network Sites. There are different kinds of bonds to other people, strong ties, weak ties and also a huge “periphery”, which probably includes the biggest social capital. In fact also Facebook offers lots of possibilities to determine which of these social circles is able to access which information, a feature I personally do use a lot.
Still its very interesting to see that Google includes this issue in the very basic idea of its Social Network Service: “The problem is that today’s online services turn friendship into fast food—wrapping everyone in “friend” paper—and sharing really suffers: It’s sloppy. We only want to connect with certain people at certain times, but online we hear from everyone all the time [...].” So all together a rather promising new approach on Social Media. Of course, data watchdogs might howl desperately in view of another, very intimate aspect of the individual personality invaded by Google…