Topic: Lifestyle (91 articles)

Lifestyle

Nailing the Coffin on “Internet Addiction”

We all have heard it before that someone is “addicted to the Internet” and secretly fear that we might be in danger of turning into online junkies, ourselves. It’s what our parents had warned us from. Only now it’s not…

May 5, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Logging in to Log Off: Non-Mediated Nostalgia and the Point of No Return

As regular readers know, much of my writing circles around the awesomeness of being connected, like being able to work from anywhere and get access to all kinds of cool people and information – and the looming recognition- that being…

April 29, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Why Facebook is Not the Internet or: The Difference between Leading and Cheerleading

Where my last post about the Spam known as “Social Media Marketing” was targeting the side-effects of digital socialization very broadly, today I want to take a closer look at one platform in particular: Facebook. My latest book talks about Social…

April 26, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Going Beyond the Vapor: “A Mindful Guide to Social Media” [FREE EBOOK]

UPDATE: This book now has its own homepage. Check it out here. Before I first went online, SPAM was already there. In fact, it sometimes seems to be the stuff that the Internet is made of. The most common form…

April 22, 2011, by

Lifestyle

How to Steal a Fake Account and Get Offered A Job for Using it Like a Pro

Today I read a kind of story which I would like to read more often. It’s the story of a state-run television, Twitter and two normal people like you and me. Flashback to 2009: Marco Bereth (25) from Southern Germany…

April 18, 2011, by

Lifestyle

Din & Denial in the Digital Garden of Eden

Remember the days when a piercing was shocking?  Or a tattoo? Nowadays, you have to implant ‘devil horns‘ under your skin, get eyeball jewelry or other forms of bodymodding to turn some heads. The practices applied range from splitting your…

April 14, 2011, by