The cyber mobbing clique "Ligue de LOL" is a group of French journalists, influencers, and marketers who coordinated their violent cyber mobbing attacks (mostly on women) via their Facebook group Wait, did I say "not your typical troll?" Is there such a thing as a "typical troll?" A pimply, lonely teenager in the basement? What […]
Hanau, Germany, 1995 My best friend for several years was Christiane. She lived about 8 miles away. We spent as much time together as we could. I loved her. She was fierce, charming and extremely beautiful. And she was a few years older than me. She had a brown belt (Judo) and once put to […]
The war of wrists has just begun At first, the fashion industry was not interested in getting into the smart watch market. But now they want a piece of the pie. Especially brand names who serve the mass market are pushing and they are not willing to leave the field to Apple. Apple vs […]
A Shannon Dermody Awareness project Close this page now if you are a Disney fan. Shannon Dermody has chosen a polarizing approach to raise awareness. It leaves you shocked, hurt - and touched. Perhaps that's what we need. We are visual creatures with a rapidly decreasing attention span. Way too often we sugarcoat, don't call […]
Credits: Withings/Kérastase/L'Oréal Careful, your hairbrush is watching Available this fall is a connected hairbrush that comes with a built-in microphone. As reported by WIRED, as soon as someone brushes their hair, the hairbrush collects data. The inbuilt microphone is said to listen to the sound of the brushing and identifies patterns in the movement. The […]
Thank you, Mr. Trump - 7 Week Review It is unnecessary to share my political view. I am a social skills coach. And even though I am a US citizen, I spent 8/9 of my life as a guest in Germany. Need I say more? Please understand that the statement below expresses a personal, biased, subjective […]
Why it's easy to fall for fake news Only others fall for fake news. Illiterate people, fans of conspiracy theories and especially people with a different political opinion. Ain't that right? Psychological studies conclude that we are more credulous than we think. Did you ever fall for fake news? Research shows its simple to brainwash […]
Hate speech and trolls on Facebook Facebook is for many, including myself, a synonym for negativity. Mark Zuckerberg and other top managers have just been sued by Germany for their refusal to delete illegal content. Even if users or victims report hate speech several times, Facebook refuses to remove the content from its site. Therefore, […]
Odyssey of an accidental refugee It´s one of these stories, you know, that are funny to read but not so funny to live. The German news magazine "Der Spiegel" reported this story today. It reminded me a little bit on Franz Kafka's "The Trial", hence the picture. It is about a Chinese tourist in Germany […]
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