Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Believing in open models and supporting ideas of copy left I am more than happy to see the current developement of scientists worldwide publicly making statements of not supporting Elsevier in the future which I will obviously join! You can find the page where scientists make thos statements under: http://thecostofknowledge.com/ [...]

Continue reading about Open Access and the Boycott of Elsevier! Let uns not stop here and take the digital revolution one step further!

René Pickhardt on January 25th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Ok no secret here that I am a Google Fan. But listening to the Google Report of 2011 I am just amazed and speechless. Everything is growing: $10 bn revenue / quartal ==> more than $100 mio. / day!!! 90 Mio Google+ users over 60% of plus users engage [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Filip Stilin is the frontman of House on Mars a promesing young croation band (check out their music on bandcamp). He loves music and online marketing so he read my blog and sent me and email with a couple of interesting observations and questions. I got his permission to [...]

Continue reading about Question by Filip Stilin (House on Mars): What do you think of Bandcamp?

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I am one of the web pioneers but this is about the most amazing thing that I will be witnessing on the web as long as I can remember. Tomorrow on January 18th the english version of Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours to protest two upcoming (?) [...]

Continue reading about Wikipedia to Blackout for 24 hours to fight SOPA and PIPA – Copy of the user discussion and poll on my blog

René Pickhardt on January 13th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Doing charity is of course always a good way of doing marketing. But I think the important rule here is that it really has to be honest and come from the hart and not just be ment to be a marketing campaign. I just realized this after three bands [...]

Continue reading about Ebay auction by Van canto, Ordan Ogen and In Legend for charity.

René Pickhardt on January 11th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today I started an experiment I created an excercise for coursework in algorithms and data structures that is very unusuale and many people have been criticle if this was a good idea. The idea behind the exercise is that studens should read wikipedia articles to topics related to lectures [...]

Continue reading about Algorithms exercise: Find mistakes in Wikipedia articles

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: UPDATE: (Feb. 8th. 2012) the originial love language video is now linked under the official look for love Video from DJ Sammy! Glad to see that and glad to see that protest on the web seems to be heared. Now I can finally completely enjoy DJ sammy’s work without [...]

Continue reading about Look for love video: Did DJ Sammy steel the video story from jubilees Love Language video? Watch both clips!

René Pickhardt on January 3rd, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In an earlier post I have explained the need for a Facebook streaming app that has to be enhanced with some features in order to create viral word of mouth effects. Together with Yann Leretaille and Robert Naumann we programmed the facebook API and developed such an app for [...]

Continue reading about Open Source Facebook music streaming App for free download!

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