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Please all do me a favor…|Bitte tut mir alle einen Gefallen…

and use your fucking brains people!

I'm afraid this won't make any sense to you in case you're reading the English version of the site (head over to the German version), however, there's a hoax going round on Facebook where German people are asking all their friends to unsubscribe from their feed. They don't do so consciously, they just read it somewhere else and fell victim to this “joke”. Somebody told them they had to click a particular field so they won't share the status updates of their friends.

Obviously, this is utter bullshit; even though people keep claiming that Facebook isn't really huge when it comes to privacy (not without reason), you don't automatically share a story by a friend that you liked with the rest of YOUR friends. Unless people want their status updates to be visible to everybody, they're only visible for their friends. So please people, don't believe every rumor you've come across while surfing the web…

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soulwarrior on Google+|soulwarrior auf Google+

Google+Google learned from their past mistakes with Google Wave and Google Buzz – both products that never took off as people were simply not able to use some of the cool features of those products – and launched a new product that seems to be destined to take the social world in a storm: Google+.

Not surprisingly, I wanted to be one of the early adopters, so I joined the network. After all, I'm rather active on the various social media sites floating around the web. If you're interested in my first few thoughts about Google+, check out the blog post on If you simply want to add me to your circles, head over to

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Yeah, I’m self-employed!|Hurra, ich bin selbstständig! - Premium Web Services

A big dream of mine has come true: I founded my own company, which means I'm self-employed!

The name of the company is nexTab, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that you can learn more about it over at I will explain the meaning of the name in a post in the company blog soon, so I don't want to spoil it all just now.

The company is the equivalent of a Swiss army knife for Web Services. I offer the following:

  • Webdesign
  • Content Management
  • Community Management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Live Coverages
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Translations

That basically means I can fulfill your every wish when it comes to your / your company's web presence. As the company was just founded and I want to draw some customers in, the prices for all those services are very cheap by comparison. If you know me a little better, you'll be aware that I always try to beat expectations and give the projects I'm involved in my all! So the quality of the work I'll provide is extremely high and it's only a matter of time until I'll eventually have to raise prices. So better ask me for my services sooner than later! 😉

Live Coverages are only one of many services nexTab offers!

No, seriously, I want to thank all you great people that helped me along the way so far as well as everyone who will continue to support me in these last stages of setting everything up. I would be very happy if you could recommend my services to anyone in need of them – a friend of yours who is trying to set up a nice looking website for their business, someone who needs help managing their community or a marketing person who wants to try out something completely new for their company like a live coverage of a company event, etc.

So head over to, comment on the first blog post (that says “we're live!”), follow @nexTab on Twitter or LIKE our Facebook Company Page!

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Facebook Hype: Change your Avatar to your Childhood Hero|Facebook Benutzerbild-Aktion mit Zeichentrick-Helden

If you aren't German, you might not have an idea what's currently going on over there at Facebook – lots and lots of people are exchanging their avatar pictures for a picture of their favorite childhood heroes (from either comics or an animated series). So in case you were wondering where all those Batmans, Sailormoons, Mila Superstars and whatnot are coming from, you just missed the latest hype.

Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs

We've reached the point where the media is also jumping on the bandwagon; radio stations are now reporting about it and asking their listeners what their favorite childhood heroes were. I've changed my avatar to a picture of “Colt” from “Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs” – an animated series that started with little succes in Japan, was sold to the US, re-worked completely (the main character was changed, they added some episodes, left some others out, etc.) and then it finally made its way to Germany. It's been a HUGE hit over here, EVERYONE my age loved it. I think the series is more popular in Germany than anywhere else in the world!

What do you think about the trend and who were your childhood heroes? If I had to come up with a top 10, it would look like this:

  1. Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs
  2. Galaxy Rangers
  3. Marshall Bravestar
  4. Mask
  5. Defenders of the Earth
  6. Gargoyles
  7. New Spider-Man
  8. Silverhawks
  9. Bionic 6
  10. Turtles

Your turn!

Update: The Tabloid renowned magazine Stern has also written a short piece about the hype. Let's see how long it will take Fokus and Spiegel to pick it up, too.

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Unter den Hut geschaut: The right Information Policy|Unter den Hut geschaut: Die richtige Informationspolitik

There's a follow-up story to last week's ‘interesting' announcement (you might remember, promo cards that were only published in the US were banned outside of the US): These promo cards WILL BE legal for the YCS Milan (which will take place 1 week from now – talk about last minute). This has been communicated in a judge e-mail that the volunteers helping out at the event received (+ maybe some other judges).

I don't quite agree with the way the information has been published and think there's some room for improvement. I summed it all up in this week's article: Unter den Hut geschaut: The right Information Policy.

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