Beyond Facebook – A Brief Tour of New Online Communities

Date 18. Januar 2014
Start 18:30 Uhr
End 19:00 Uhr
Event Lecture (in English)
Place Gallery
With John Ngo (Developer) and Rabea Edel (Moderation)

Through the lens of Dunbar’s Number, Participation Inequality, and the Intimacy Gradient, John Ngo takes us on a brief tour of online communities and social networks to give us a glimpse of how social networks might be designed in the future.

Moderation: Rabea Edel

© John Ngo
© John Ngo

John Ngo, born in 1982, stopped by Berlin en route to his hometown of Melbourne and has lived there ever since.  As a self-proclaimed Internet citizen, he is happiest in the worlds of entrepreneurship, interaction design, and web development.  As the founder of Small Epic, he is focused on making publishing sustainable for the people who produce great work, and hosts discussions about books at Books & Conversations.  He previously led user experience and web development at the Burnet Institute; and was formerly a partner at Good Afternoon, a web consultancy he co-founded in 2007.
Twitter: @jngo




© Kirsten Becken
© Kirsten Becken

Rabea Edel, born in 1982, regularly presents and curates readings and cultural events for publishers, cultural institutions and festivals. Since 2013, Rabea Edel has also been the chief editor of the “REVUE – Magazine for the Next Society”. She works in cross-disciplinary projects with musicians and visual artists, and is the author of two novels. She lives and works as a freelance journalist and presenter in Berlin.