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Ego Updates: The internet and the asymmetry in us and outside of us

On the internet, people are finally themselves. But the web’s new openness and transparency only shows the surface while the important mechanisms of our lives are becoming less visible and manoeuvrable for many. Individuality and tenacity are falling by the wayside. Are our egos becoming an application of techno-modernisation? Or a commodity? If invisible changes […]

Hashtag: #nk1314

Maike Hank twitters under @ruhepuls and follows the events under the Net Culture hashtag #nk1314. As a Twitter envoy, she reads selected tweets, summarizes trends and plays the online debates back into the live discussion. Maike Hank is a journalist and has written online texts since 2002, which are now being published in book form […]