Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: If I were a criminal I would create a smart phone app which would give me the possability to geographically and socially track policemen. Here some background on this thought. Yesterday I was sitting in the German summit on “Facebook Goolgle & Co – Chances and Risks” (which I [...]

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René Pickhardt on March 13th, 2012

The following info graphic for businesses was released by Chris Brogan and demonstrates quite well why musicians should get on Google Plus and how to use it. It is released under a creative commons licence http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ Very good work!

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René Pickhardt on March 12th, 2012

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Recently I visited my friend Heinrich Hartmann in Oxford. We talked about various issues how research is done in these days and how the web could theoretically help to spread information faster and more efficiently connect people interested in the same paper / topics. The idea of http://www.related-work.net was [...]

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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 (?) [...]

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René Pickhardt on August 17th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today i want to introduce you to a project that is very important to me! It is called Teach First Germany and follows the model of the uk based idea of teach first (see wikipedia). I don’t know if one could really call it social entrepreneurship but I would [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Finally someone stood up and said what I was feeling all my live! Tim Harford is an expert on complex systems and realized that most of them evolve by trial and error and not by some authority saying we have to do it in this and that way. He [...]

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René Pickhardt on July 1st, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Finally Google made the big step to enter the social networking market. (Here my first thoughts and impressions on Google+. ) There were quite a lot of rumors about it and of course everyone saw it coming. In the actual discussions, there seems to be a lot of confusion [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 22nd, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: My new cellphone finally arrived today. Being a fan of Google products, I was excited to test Android and get a feeling for everything. I wasn’t sure whether I would really need a smartphone or whether it was rather a time wasting but cool toy. After a bit of [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As everyone knows in my limited freetime I am currently doing two tings: I am reading Eli Parisers book about the filterbubble. I don’t want to review it until I am done which happens hopefully somewhen soon. But it has a connection to the other thing I am doing [...]

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René Pickhardt on May 18th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Ok this article is overdue! Open source is the way to go. I could now give an almost infinitly long list of reasons and examples where and why open source is winning. But instead I want to give you just an experience from my last two weeks. Before I [...]

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