Who needs distributed networks of people? Everyone

I’ve been back in my hometown for a year now. Health-wise things have calmed down, so I have been to a few more events and even social happenings. And everywhere the same strange thing: Completely centralised networks. Of course the information system of whole town Continue Reading

What Social Media can do when it’s not Marketing: For Example Jan Böhmermann

Jan Böhmermann made international headlines when he taunted the president of Turkey with a ‘poem’ on his show last month, which forced Angela Merkel to react, which caused more international attention. I don’t watch German TV so I missed out on about 35 of his Continue Reading

@Fakeanke – how to gain 1400 (completely meaningless) twitter followers in 24 hours

The obvious measure of success on twitter is undeniably the number of followers. Earlier this year, while working on the @haringeylibrary project, I ran a very quick experiment to demonstrate how futile this measure is, because it’s so easily gamed, or manipulated. A side benefit Continue Reading