Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Facebook knows your Face!

Posted: June 23, 2011 by lenahaase in development, social life

Everyday, more than 100 million photos are tagged on Facebook. It works like this: Users can mark people they know on photos. Then, Facebook connects these marked pictures with the fitting profile.



Clicking the Political Participation Button

Posted: April 24, 2011 by maxsc21 in politics

I don’t know whether you are one of the 580,223 fans having officially liked the „Wir wollen Guttenberg zurück“-Campaign lately spreading through German facebook-accounts. Neither know I whether you supported the Free Tibet demonstrations by online-purchasing a vintage style v-neck T-shirt proudly presenting the flag of the wannabe independent province. But what I do know is that political participation gradually has become a commodity in the information age, ignoring the point that effecting changes usually demands for more than expressing your consensus with one click. (more…)


Posted: April 23, 2011 by Stephanie Krogmann in development

IT- these two letters didn´t tell me that much. I just didn´t care. Why? I´m not really aware of how much it rules my life.

This weekend there is Easter.

How does this connect?

Well, seven weeks before Easter religious Christians live in abstinence. That means they try to abstain from something that is really important to them. So, I started to think about what would be hard for me to abstain from. The answer: Facebook, my mobile phone, my laptop, Internet.

This makes me realize that IT is in fact a really important part of my life. I need the Internet to be connected, to research, dramatically said to survive. I use it daily, every few hours. (more…)