Thursday, December 13, 2012 1:14:50 PM
It's been a while since my last blogpost here on My Opera. To be honest with you: I don't think My Opera will last very long. It's ambitious, no doubt. But it has no chance against Silicon Valley-inventions like Twitter, Tumblr, and Google+.
So now we have the major players in the Social Network market that try to
collect our data, their capital. No more space for niches like My Opera? Hard to say, but frankly: I doubt it.
What's most important in the social web era: To have an own blog, hosted on own (rented) servers, with full control of it's look and content. So if G+ decides to kick you out or fb accidentally deletes your account, you still have a place to go to and do whatever you want to do.For me this place is JUICED.
It's a weblog with heart, mind, and horizon (not to say debates, entertainment, and life). I hope you check out this blog, though it's in German. Having said this: Keep publishing (on self hosted platforms) and stay juiced
Thursday, December 13, 2012 12:17:06 PM
My Opera: Already dead or still dead? Either way: too bad!
Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:06:27 PM
An alle Fußball-Fans,
ab sofort gibt es auf meinem Blog http://juiced.de
ein Tippspiel zur neuen Fußball-Bundesliga-Saison.Hier der Link: http://juiced.de/tippspiel
Wenn ihr Lust habt, könnt ihr gerne mittippen – ich würde mich sehr freuen.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 11:30:07 AM
Yeah, I'm still alive... but it's been a long time, I apologize.
I recently participated in the German My Opera contest about writing something for their weblog. So I did. My blog post is about this awesome feature called "Google Link". If you are able to read German, check it out: Komfortabler Umzug dank Opera Link
Well, and if you don't: Just watch the video below. It explains everything in 50 seconds. Well invested 50 seconds, of course
PS: I just uploaded my profile picture... a bit juicier, don't you think so?
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 3:20:24 AM
On onemanandhisblog.com Adam Tinworth writes about Compulsory tech for journalism students
There, Jeff Jarvis
adds a comment that lead me to comment as well:
Right, Adam, we are teaching standard software. Importantly, we also provide free licenses to that software while the students are in school. It is quite a package: Final Cut Pro, the entire Adobe suite, and much more. We pass those licenses on to the next class. It's quite a benefit while the students are here. So we do require the Mac.[/CODE]
What do you think?
At my university in Germany it is quite different: We have netbooks, notebooks (some new lenovo ones - great!) and special ones with AVID (lot's of RAM).
We also have DSLR (500Ds) and really nice video cameras (3000$+ panasonic).
So we're well equipped.
Do we need Mac? It would be nice so have some in addition, and maybe some iPads - so that we can learn how to operate on MacOS and check out the readability on an iPad (important as "online journalists").
But should we ONLY use Mac and all of us have Mac? I'd say no.
What's important as journalists? That you do your research well (internet, phone calls, emails, meetings/interviews), write well and check your facts.
Whether you use Mac or Windows: who cares? Most offices still use Windows (at least in Germany) - so it's still beneficial to know how to use this OS (not to say more important than MacOS).
Why reject Windows laptops that are not only cheaper but also better (hardware)? Sorry guys, but Apple macbooks aren't faster. You pay 2000$ for a macbook pro - but for only 1200$ I get a better equipped windows laptop. And it's not only more RAM, more HDD (important for the large images and video files!), but it also operates faster. (I compared it many times and can't see that Macbooks are truly faster...)
About standard: As journalists it's most important to have the same standard for writing software. So Office 2007/2010 or 2008/2011 for Mac is much more important than the OS. Because there's nothing more annoying than receiving an Open office document and editing it (comments, argh!), saving it and sending it back. It becomes a mess.
So why give in to the hype about Apple? Especially as journalists we should be neutral and not write about each new Apple product with an excitement that is sometimes worse than that of PRs.
So I'd disagree with you, Jeff Jarvis. We as journalists don't require the Mac. We might require MS Office 2010 and some skills how to do our jobs as journalists in a proper way (research, write, fact checking). That's way more important than having the latest gadgets for a much more expensive price.
I'm a glad(!) Windows laptop user for years and can't see any benefit as a journalist(!) using a Mac instead. Especially since Windows 7 (which becomes more like a mac & is much better), compared to the AppleOS that gets more and more complaints.
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 11:34:50 AM
Many people may wonder why the social network Facebook is offering a „like“-button but no “dislike”-button. There have been numerous assumptions on where the whole liking-mania is leading. A few days ago I read about a new development in our Facebook-Planet which actually made me feel sick. There you go:
In Israel, a 800-person summer resort for teenagers – called the “Coca-Cola Village
” –, experimented this year with the extension of the Facebook “like”-button: The liking-machine. This glorious machine links offline-products with online-commerce. The teenagers who were enjoying waterslide, volleyball and massages had now the option to “like” the activity on Facebook by scanning their RFID-equipped bracelets at a nearby machine.
Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:15:11 PM
... is Indonesian and means "too busy". That's how I feel most of the time. But recently I spent a lot of time with a friend. This reminded me on how important it is to spend time with your real friends. Because life is not about work - it's about relationships
A woman once said:
We have so many friends on facebook that we need a new word for the real ones.
Thursday, February 11, 2010 10:01:22 AM
Opera 10.50 Beta is now online, claiming to be "the fastest browser on Earth". More about the new browser? Check out my review on JUICEDblog
- with brand-new screenshots. Stay juiced!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:59:15 PM
To come straight to the point: Unfortunately I did not win the Opera contest (see below). But I did win new contacts, gain experiences and especially improve my writing skills (I hope you may benefit from that in future
So all in all it was worth spending my time on the articles I've written for and about Opera. Today Angus from Opera Software told me on the phone about the decision they've made. Even though it's not the answer I wished to hear, I am glad to finally know the answer (to life, the universe, and everything
). Waiting can be terrible - especially when you're as unpatient as I am.
At this point I'd like to thank Angus, Kei and everybody else from Opera Software for giving me this chance and choosing me for one of the three finalists. For me it's a huge success, especially when I consider the fact that the other two finalists are both native speakers instead of me (German).
Special thanks goes to Alex from Opera Software for helping and encouraging me during the contest. Thank you!
The last few days was like holding my breath. But now I can breathe again. The next days and weeks I'll use my breath to show you new pictures of the East Sea. Therefore: Stay juiced!
PS: Thanks to all of you who commented and voted my article - you're great!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 4:12:09 PM
First of all, thanks to all of you, who voted for my article last time! The reason for this short entry is just to tell you two things:
1. I'm participating in the Opera Internship Competition and would love to win this competition, since I also study online-journalism in Germany and seriously want to go abroad again after 1 1/2 years in Indonesia and South Korea. And because I love Opera, this would be THE perfect internship for me.
2. If you like my article The Top Ten Best Places to use Opera
, please add it to your favorites. But make sure you have to add the post to vote for it, NOT my blog
(which you can do as well, of course - but doesn't count for the competition).
3. Thanks to all of you who vote for my article. But first of all, enjoy reading it: