Topic: Social Media (33 articles)

Guest Posts

How To Improve Your Social Media Game If You Teach Online

Imagine a brand new suitcase with a broken handle. You can’t throw it away because it’s new, but can you use it? There’s a saying in Russian about “a suitcase without a handle — heavy to carry, but hard to…

September 21, 2017, by


The Emptiness Of Branded Experience

We’re living in a hyper-branded world. Our food, our clothes, our electronics, our software: everything is branded. Americans mention brands more than 3 billion times a day. Whether we are aware of it or not, brands are affecting our experience…

July 19, 2013, by


Associative Doing: a Theoretical Model for Work in a Hyper-linked World

For many people, the Internet has become an irreplacable part of both work and entertainment. Whether we’re sending an email to our boss, marathon watching series on Netflix, doing research, shopping on Amazon, managing our online bank accounts, or just…

July 10, 2013, by


After The Hype: The Web Is Growing Up

Yesterday I read a post by Kirsten Winkler in which she noted that “there is no innovation, just some iteration and lots of hype” in the (education) technology world at the moment. Is this just a temporary phase before the…

June 27, 2013, by


On The Net, Everybody’s an Astronaut

Isn’t the internet awesome? We use it for work, entertainment, socializing and as a scapegoat for all our problems. Not only does the web prevent us from getting any serious work done, it also kills our social lives and replaces…

May 7, 2013, by


Why You Can’t Escape From The Internet

When toddlers are getting addicted to iPads, parents spy on their kids on Facebook and teenagers can’t survive 24 hours offline without experiencing withdrawal symptoms it’s hard not to blame technology. After all, we wouldn’t be experiencing these problems without technology, so…

May 2, 2013, by

Social Media

If Content Is King, Are We Its Slaves?

Once upon a time we spoke of songs, albums, images and articles. Nowadays, it’s called content: the stuff that makes the world go round. The Waterfall Of ‘Content’ It’s like this huge frickin’ waterfall and you’re just throwing your pebble…

April 25, 2013, by


Small Controlled Bursts Of Boredom: A Cure For Contemporary Click-Frenzies?

“The things people do out of sheer boredom! They study out of boredom; they pray out of boredom; they fall in love, get married and reproduce out of boredom; in the end they die out of boredom.” It was the German author Georg Büchner who put…

April 16, 2012, by


Has Content Curation Become A New Creativity For The Masses?

When I first heard the term “digital content curation” I thought of Picasso-peddling online arts merchants, vernissages on Facebook and high heeled iPhone users staggering through Italian designer boutiques. But what does it really mean? Traditionally, the term curator refereed to…

March 27, 2012, by

Social Media

3 Things To Do Instead Of Facebooking

To those who’ve been reading this blog for a while, it will not come as a surprise that my relationship to Mr. Zuckerberg’s all-seing Social Network is… well… complicated. I haven’t yet deleted (sorry, it’s not possible to delete one’s Facebook…

March 11, 2012, by

Social Media

The Blue & White Blues or: How Facebook Protects Your Content From Yourself

Recently, I had an interesting talk with my mother who fervently refuses to be pulled into the fangs of the Social Network. She said something to the effect of: “Well, you see I’m not sitting in front of the screen…

March 2, 2012, by

Online Teaching

How To Stand Out to Capture & Hold Students’ Attention

Capturing a person’s attention is hard to do in this day and age. Between TV, the Internet, advertisements, politics, world hunger, animal rights, general plight and even what to have for dinner, our attention is in a constant state of…

October 26, 2011, by