Posts tagged twitter


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

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

Social Media

What Is StumbleUpon And How Can We Use It To Discover Stuff And Boost Traffic?

All the recent discussions about the alleged “epic battle” of the Social Networks Google+ and Facebook overshadow the fact that there’s a whole gamut of wildly useful tools, platforms and services besides them. StumbleUpon is one of these tools that…

August 17, 2011, by

Social Media

Where’s Your Home On The Internet? Of Refugee Camps and (B)log Cabins

One could argue that a part of humanity is already living parallel or “second” lives online, although these are much more complex than just mere “mirror” images or clones of our everyday existence. Many people wake up and the first thing…

August 5, 2011, by

Social Media

Are We Using Social Media Or is Social Media Using Us?

Everybody’s talking about Google+ these days. Whether it will replace Facebook or not. What’s good about it and what’s not. While that all seems very important, there is a chance, though, that these questions are covering a far more important…

July 4, 2011, by


A Book That Was ‘No Book At All’

Once upon a time, a book was published which, to some people, was “no book at all”. This is how the story goes: In 1969, the author Idries Shah retold the ancient legend of a man with a big book that…

May 25, 2011, by


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