Karl Lagerfeld: I like the past. I like the future even better…

You just know he is different. Put Karl Lagerfeld on the central stage of a global web event as #LeWeb11, and he fits in as nicely as a yellow rubber duck in a bowl of strawberries. Lagerfeld is different. Even a seasoned host as Loic Lemeur, organizer of LeWeb does not really know how to …

Trusting Privacy settings is Bungee jumping without a rope…

You trust those bungee ropes blindly, don’t you? Think again… they might very likely hang you. An Indian summer drink this weekend resulted in heated discussions on e-identity, e-brand, and the very precious social capital. To my huge astonishment, a lot of people keep on posting shady, risky or downright provocative pictures and updates on …

Dear @CNN: Where is Cannes? Where??

Ah… the old continent. You know, where I, and 731 million other tweeps are living. Basically, people dwelled over the European tundra’s as early as 1,9 million BC. Our first cities appeared thousands of years ago. We have been bashing each other’s skulls in for eons, before settling comfortably within our borders. France for instance, …

60 seconds of Social Media Sharing

The peeps from http://gopopcorn.ca made a great infographic on what the army of smartphone equipped people around you are up to. Every. Sixty. Seconds. One minute of media sharing generates more content than you can handle. Yes, you!

So long Steve, long live the king

It’s sad to see how everyone, from markets, over journalists and influencers to White-Van-Man is overreacting when something terrible happens to one of the leaders of star corporations. Steve Jobs passed away, and people all over the planet make his testament, and -in one breath- the one of his beloved Apple Inc. I’m sad that …

Rounding up cows now easier than ordering Starbucks !

Zuckerberg’s Law : your life is now on(the)line

Imagine; in 2008 a young kid CEO piggybacked on Moore’s law, stating boldly that people will share twice the information online. Every. Single. Year. And ‘his’ Facebook would be the center point of that phenomenon. The bold statement was received with some indulging smiles. The boldness of young people is easily tolerated, if they are …

Social Networks: When trop becomes too much…

It must be the new 42 in my bio. I’m getting old. I’ve lost it, somewhere between the hipness and troubling youngness of 41, and the midlife grim of 42. I’m getting old. It comes with grey hair, faster cars and a certain reluctance to adapt to new things. You want proof? I have not …

Keep your hands off my web! – When Social Web becomes Social Tissue

Scientists just discovered that by enhancing the human skin with spider DNA, it becomes bulletproof. It literally can stop a bullet. Spider webs are that strong. The Ethiopians have since the dawn of time a saying: “when spiderwebs unite, they can tie up a lion”. Ancient wisdom and modern technology agree, once more. The Social …

Pukkelpop 11: Twitter, the messenger of the Gods

In the old days, the old Gods would send Mercury to bring news. The messenger of the Gods, with his winged feet, was unstoppable and would bring the messages wherever they had to go. We, modern people, are so used to fast, reliable communication. Phones. Messaging services. They became the cornerstone of our society. We’re …