The last of the Zivis

Today, the last of the [Zivis][1] finished their [last day at work][2]. Calling this _The End of an Era_ wouldn’t be overstated: From 1973 to 2011 (today, actually), more than 2.7 million young men served in Germany. (More stats and [history in German on Wikipedia][3].)…

time to move (personal update)

Note: This is a purely personal post. Nothing web, biz, tech here. Not on purpose at least. Feel free to ignore. It’s time to move again. Nothing new so far: Ever since leaving the small town I grew up in (1999, so that’s 12 years…

Timeout

Just a brief personal note: I’ll be on vacation for a few weeks. The last few months were a blast, and also pretty exhausting, what with the German elections* and atoms&bits Festival (jump to my posts). It was a really interesting few weeks or months,…

Social Media Campaigns: My Facebook Is Mine

Working with companies on their social media campaigns can pose a tricky dilemma for the consultants: on the one hand you’re hired because you know your way around the social media sphere, which of course you do because you’re very active there. On the other…

Webby Awards: Wrap-up & Slides

So last night I was at the German Webby Awards event in Berlin. (Thanks to Upside, the agency that serves as the German Webby ambassador, for inviting me as a speaker. Also, thanks to David!) What the Webby Awards do these days is branching out…