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 …

It’s not what you think: Jennifer Aniston Naked…

Ever since she was Rachel in Friends, Jennifer Aniston made it into the secret dreams of a whole army of men, women and occasional visiting friendly little green ones. Women fantasize about her haircut, diet, wardrobe, and curvy lines. Men fantasize about,… hm, guess that would bring me to a total different chapter. Anyway, La …

Colors, Augmented Reality and Drones

I guess I’m a real boy. I always wanted to be a pilot, a secret agent and some super astronaut hero. Nice ambition, until some doctor discovered that I was so colorblind that I saw ripe tomatoes in exotic shades of green…  which banned me from flying anything any higher than I can jump… That …

QR Codes and tiny bikini bottoms…

I played Volleyball for a very long time. I always loved watching the female volley teams, because… they played better: more strategy, less muscle attacks. I also love tech, for a very very long time. I’m intrigued by QR codes, they’re so techy-isch. Now Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney,  26th on the female beach Volley …

Forget outside-the-box – Just how good are you?

Communicating with online audiences. More and more brands are convinced of its growing importance, and huge potential.  It’s a fast changing environment, where new networks are adopted; sky rock, are disregarded, forgotten and sold to pop stars in the blink of an eye. In all kind of windowless meeting rooms, marketers and communicators look at …

The Content Economy Worker

Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google was formal @ Lake Tahoe a couple of months ago: “every two days, we create more content than in all history of mankind… until 1993”. That is a staggering amount of content. New, fresh content. Every two days. For everyone using the web; that content is a blessing and …

Amen Amy, Crónica de una muerte anunciada

Amy Winehouse passed away. The internet is bubbling with tears, grief, anger and a multitude of conspirator theories about what happened in her bedroom  on that last evening: why, and with whom. Amy Winehouse was a fascinating phenomenon. Apart of her fantastic voice and great songs, it’s the drama that captures the sociologist in me.  …