Will information technology affect our minds the same way the environment was affected by our analogue technology? Designers hold a key position in dealing with ever increasing data pollution. We are mostly focused on speeding things up, on making sharing easier, faster, more accessible. But speed, usability, accessibility are not the main issue anymore.
How do you deal with erroneous tweets? Not
erroneous tweets. The tweets that you misspelled or, worse, that contain information you later discover is false, or a late night knee-jerk response you regret in the morning.
A Web Designer on Fukushima
I'm not a nuclear expert. I am a 40-year-old Swiss web designer, with a degree in philosophy, living in Tokyo. And I'm a father of a two-year-old boy. I was nonchalant about nuclear energy so far, but recently, I've read a lot about it; it's hard to understand the discussion.
Cosmic 140—Art for Geeks
Our latest Web Trend Map tells the story of Twitter and its 140 most influential Twitter users. Surprisingly, it’s even more popular than Web Trend Map 4.
The Value of Information
When confronted with the necessity of offering news for free, editors are quick at pointing at the cost involved in news production. Which of course is beside the point. Information on the Internet is as common as snow in the arctic. You can't expect Eskimos to buy a snowman.
Future of Journalism: A Little Bit of Everything Please
Recently, there has been a quality renaissance in the discussion about the economic future of journalism. While some are still touting the one miracle solution (usually alluding to Google’s business model and success), a lot of ideas have arisen that will probably make up for the economic future of journalism as a whole. Time for a summary.
Social Media Marketing? Kaboom, Baby!
"Social media marketing" is bullshit. If that upsets you, don't read the following text.
The IT-Revolution promised to free and enrich us. To free us from propaganda, to free us from mindless TV, to free us from advertisement torture, and to enrich us by letting machines do all the boring work so we'd have more free time. So, how did it go?
Predictions for 2008
This year we have seven predictions. If they are as accurate as last year’s, we should make this a paid service.
Looking Back on 2007
Here’s what we said was going to happen in 2007 one year ago, compared to what really happened…
Web Ad Spend Overtakes Newspapers
Earlier this year we speculated that in 2007 "Big ad investments start streaming in". Our prognosis was heavily understated.
Pushers and Spammers Should Pay
The amount of spam and flooding blogs and mailboxes is getting worse and worse and worse. How should we stop it?
When people ask me about my background, they're confused. I studied philosophy. How come I do web design? In short: The old Greeks brought me here. What can Internet workers learn from the old Greeks?