Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Writing an article for university having no clue what so ever… LIKE A BOSS … if you know what I mean” by K.A.

  Sentences like the one above can be found in the comical and certainly politically incorrect world of 9GAG, a user-oriented website which was founded in 2008 by a Hong Kong-based startup. However, 9GAG is not only about phrases or sentences. In fact, one can also find for example pictures of cute animals but most […]

Social Media and Virtual Games by D.D.

  A tale of love and hate “This sword cuts both ways young hero…” – that’s what the wise elder told me before he sent me on a quest to search for the ultimate power to defeat the evil emperor. As a young gamer I was totally hyped. Ready to rescue the princess and save […]

Social Media’s Battle of Empowerment by J.A.Z.

As always I started my daily routine by looking through different online newspapers as my attention got caught up by one of Jennifer Preston’s work. According to the paper, she is a New York Times reporter who is among other things covering the intersection of social media, politics and therefore real nowadays life. The headline […]

Social Media Usage on Smartphones – A Study on Facebook Traffic by W.B.

Introduction In this article I am not going to write about how Social Media brought change to Society, because I feel that that is somewhat widely known and also too big of a topic for this article. What I will try to do is to give an overview of how Smartphones are used in Social […]

Charities in Social Networks – Get Your Voice Heard! by D.F.

  Dedicated to the victims of medical negligence     The digital revolution   In the immortal words of Bob Dylan: “The times they are A-changin”. There is no doubt that social media has played a very notable part in this, both for business and personal communication. It’s easy to forget that it wasn’t so […]

Now That’s a Kodak Moment … by M.B.

Nowadays, if you stumble across a Kodak moment, you take your Smartphone out and take a photograph. Yes, it’s that easy! When you only had 24 shots left for your 1-week holiday, well, let’s say rationalizing that was a totally different process than it is today. Other than the difficult decision you had to make […]

“As far as I’m concerned, being any gender is a drag.” (Patti Smith) by S.Z.

  On how social networking is changing the gender discourse. The impact social networking had on gender is similar to other movements on the Internet. Social networking can have an empowering effect and gives us a voice. Both are basic democratic beliefs, but unlike other political movements feminism was often overlooked. If you want to […]