Bilton: Hatching Twitter

In most parts „Hatching Twitter“ reads like a soap. It is hard to believe how many assaults and revolutions are involved in the becoming of Twitter. The book’s subtitle is „A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal“ – and it really delivers enough stories to justify that. On the other hand, Nick Bilton’s book is a great manual when it comes to growing your community, building strategic partnerships and growth-hacking. Reading the book, you will also meet many of the key players in Silicon Valley.

Nick Bilton - Hatching Twitter

„Then there was the hashtag, the pound symbol that until then had primarily been used on telephones while checking an answering machine. On Flickr, the photo-sharing site, people sometimes used the hashtag symbol to group similar images. In one instance, people had been using Flickr to share pictures of forest fires in San Diego, California, and had started to organize the newsy pictures with a tag that read „#sandiegofire.“ Chris Messina, a designer who lived in the Valley and was friends with many of the Twitter employees, started using the same symbol on Twitter, and before long it was picked up by others on the site.“

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Morozov: To Save Everything, Click Here

Rund drei Wochen ist es her, als Angela Merkel mit ihrem #Neuland-Vergleich eine Netz-Debatte losgetreten hat, die erst belacht wurde, dann versachlicht, nur damit die NSA uns Tage später zeigt, wie sehr wir hierzulande wirklich noch im Wald stehen. Auf haarsträubende Weise werden Netz und Web, Social und Mobile durcheinander gebracht. Offshoreleaks werden gehypt ohne Ende, dabei muss jedem klar sein, dass diese Daten genauso durch die Deep Packet Inspection erzeugt worden sein könnten. Evgeny Morozov gelingt in seinem Buch einen echten Diskurs zwischen echter Moderne und Neusprech zu beginnen. Genau das richtige also…

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Schmidt, Cohen: The New Digital Age

This is a weird read. The first two chapter are somehow hard to follow, but the book gets better and better. And especially the chapter „The Future of Revolution“ reads like a blueprint for the protests in Turkey, Brazil and China. What is it about? The main thesis of Eric Schmidt (former Google-CEO) and Jared Cohen (Director of Google Ideas) is that connectivity will change the world and they present how exactly this will take place.

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[Update] Bücher zum Thema Bundestagswahl/Medien

Quelle: stern.de

Quelle: stern.de

Die kommenden Wochen werden wieder eine ganze Reihe von Büchern bringen, die sich mit den Themen Wahlkampf, Partizipation und Medienkompetenz von Politikern und Parteien befassen. Die folgen eigentlich den gängigen Mustern: Politiker stellen ihr Wahlprogramm zum Thema Netzpolitik vor, Journalisten werfen Politikern mangelnde Netzkompetenz vor und Wissenschaftler warnen entweder vor zuviel Digitalität oder zu wenig Digitalität. Trotzdem ein Überblick (Stand: 19.07.2013)!

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Silver: The Signal and the Noise

Nate Silver is the wunderkind of American media. On his blog FiveThirtyEight he managed to predict the outcome of the last US presidential election with a precision never seen before. Silver bases his estimation on the works of Thomas Bayes and his „Essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances“. Silver’s success with this approach is astonishing and casts a shadow on the work of political pundits and experts. In “Signal and the Noise” he explains how he does that.

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