I hate the Internet

I Hate the InternetI Hate the Internet by Jarett Kobek
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

To me it is a book which rides a bit on wave. Compared to the overall internet hype in the book. Yes – it is absolutely and brutally honest. It smashes directly into the face. It is finger pointing to millennials gives a warning as well what could happen in times of fake news and alternative facts. But it is not reading which makes fun. It is disruptive in using short chapters and clipped words. It repeats the same joke about eumelanin over and over as a technique which is after chapter 20 getting boring. It is an evil book which does not stop before Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, the Bush family, Twitter, you tube, google or instagram. If you like evil books, you should read it. I think the book must have been brilliant if the author would have known, that Trump will be the next president. I would love to read his comment on this.

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The power of #hashtags

Finally the co-Operation of LiebnerZapple Project and fjuz made a new song covering the social media topic of hashtags in a freaky crossover version. Official living-room-dub mix. Made in Dublin, Ireland. Check out the video.

As well available on soundcloud. We had fun.

Songwriting in Dublin

Recently my friend and bandmate Frank Zapple stayed for some days in my house in Dublin. He proposed to write a song about the overdose of using hashtags in todays social media life. It took me a night and half a bottle of redwine to write the lyrics. We used my 5 years old macbook, garage band and a Harley Benton acoustic guitar to do a first draft. Frank is back home now but we are fine tuning the song now via sound fragments uploaded at dropbox. Our next song produced in the cloud. Here is the making of.

hashtag-making.of from Fjuz Band-Kiel on Vimeo.

facebook and the antique algorithm

I recently left my facebook account on stand bye. Not because I don’t like social media, I certainly do.

It was more about that I did not find the content in my news feed which I wanted to read. Even when I

regularly cleared up my friends list, adjusted security or sharing options or blocked and unfollowed “friends”

I missed the content of my real friends.

I found this article which exactly describes the source of the problem.  The status of friendships in reality

does not follow the algorithm of facebook. The intensity of social engagement changes over the years

of being connected. I am pretty sure that Mark Zuckerberg and his developers will find a solution for it

and will create a new code based an all the data they collected. But it will be tricky. During this time I am

prefering the intuitive usage of twitter and instagram (which is facebook too, I know – but it is beautiful simple)

and wait for improvement.

Here is the article.

 

Twitter ist national ?

Ich glaube beim letzten Asse Besuch hat unser Umweltminister ein wenig zu tief ins Fass geschaut. Vielleicht ist aber auch sein C-Netz Handy im Eimer oder sein BTX Anschluss kommt mit dem 14/4-er Modem nicht klar. Twitter ist national – quasi in Deutschland erfunden – oder in der Schweiz? Könnte sich bitte jemand erbarmen und Peter Altmaier mal das mit den followern erklären?

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