Articles of Interest …

A collection of interesting articles on our digital culture dating back to 2009.


02/08/19 Paris Review Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction

02/07/19 SZ Das freie Netz stirbt vor unseren Augen

02/01/19 FAZ 2019 werden wir 1,2 Milliarden Jahre online verbringen

01/29/19 Wired Google wants to get rid of URLs. But first, it needs to show you why

01/26/19 FAZ Ist Homeoffice wirklich so toll?

01/17/19 BBC Why kindergartners need to learn to code

01/16/19 BBC No escape as ‘snow day’ becomes ‘e-learning day’

01/15/19 Forbes Why Machine Learning Needs Semantics Not Just Statistics

01/11/19 Online  Google verrät die drei Eckpfeiler seiner internen SEO-Strategie

01/10/19 NYTimes The Death of the Sick Day

01/10/19 Reuters Court says Amazon ‘Dash’ buttons violate German law


12/14/18 HBR Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

12/01/18 Economist The human inside the machine

11/15/18 Wired The Tyranny of Structurelessness

11/14/18 SZ Geben Sie ruhig mit Ihrem Multitasking an

10/29/18 OnetoOne Loyality Reloaded – Kundenbindung digital

10/19/18 McKinsey Digital strategy: The four fights you have to win

10/15/18 FAZ Die Schattenseite der Digitalisierung

09/20/18 FAZ Lebensversicherer verlangt, dass Kunden Fitness-Tracker nutzen

09/13/18 Mediacurrent Drupal vs WordPress – A Lego Analogy

09/07/18 Atlantic Brands Are Not Our Friends

08/30/18 FAZ Wenn die Fitnessuhr den Schweinebraten verbietet

08/23/18 Bild PIXEL MEETS MINECRAFT Hier werden Kids zu App-Entwicklern

08/17/18 Medium A Unified Theory of Everything Wrong with the Internet?

08/17/18 FAZ Folgen der Digitalisierung: Was arbeite ich – und wenn ja, wie lange noch?

08/16/18 eRecht24 Datenschutz: Was jetzt für Kitas und Schulen wichtig ist

08/07/18 Handelsblatt Die deutsche Digitalisierung stockt, weil die Bundesregierung falsch beraten wird

08/02/18 HBR 3 Questions About AI That Nontechnical Employees Should Be Able to Answer

07/25/18 Guardian ‘The discourse is unhinged’: how the media gets AI alarmingly wrong

07/16/18 CIO Why digital transformations are lagging

07/16/18 The Next Web Data shows people want serious long-form content

06/27/18 Atlantic How Computers Parse the Ambiguity of Everyday Language

06/17/18 Forbes Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

06/15/18 FAZ 40 Prozent weniger Besucher – „ein voller Erfolg“

06/07/18 Atlantic Crazy Genius: Is Online Dating Destroying Romance?

06/05/18 Harvard Business Review We’re consuming more information but not learning more.

06/01/18 Atlantic How the Enlightenment Ends

05/31/18 A List Apart The Cult of the Complex – State of the Web

05/26/18 Economist Who will be the main loser from Europe’s new data-privacy law?

05/25/18 Wired 187 Things the Blockchain is Supposed to Fix

05/18/18 Economist How heavy use of social media is linked to mental illness

05/15/18 TK Die Techniker Digitalisierung beginnt mit der Bereitschaft zur Veränderung

05/14/18 Medium This Is How Internet Regulation Can Go Really Wrong


05/09/18 Wired Google and the Rise of “Digital Well Being”

04/30/18 Harvard Business Review Why the Rest of the World Can’t Free Ride on Europe’s GDPR Rules

04/26/18 Times Higher Ed. Moocs are a solution in search of a problem

04/09/18 Harvard Business Review GDPR and the End of the Internet’s Grand Bargain

04/06/18 Harvard Business Review Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans


03/22/18 Handelsblatt Why German companies fail at digital innovation

03/13/18 Harvard Business Review Why the Automation Boom Could Be Followed by a Bust

03/08/18 FAZ Falsche Nachrichten sind einfach sexy

02/06/18 Gründerszene Nicht die Digitalisierung gefährdet Millionen Jobs – sondern planlose Politik

01/14/18 Süddeutsche Zeitung Neugierig ins digitale Neuland

01/11/18 Atlantic How It Became Normal to Ignore Texts and Emails

01/04/18 Forbes Disruptive Technologies And New Economic Models

01/03/18 Wired Why Artificial Intelligence is not Like Your Brain – Yet


12/08/17 Don’t Give Kids Holiday Gifts That Can Spy on Them

10/06/17 Our minds can be hijacked: the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

09/01/17 Do we really see 4,000 ads a day?

08/10/17 The Fate of Online Trust in the Next Decade

06/28/17 What are the implications of ads that know our search histories?

06/17 A Survey of Addictive Software Design

06/06/17 The Internet of Things Connectivity Binge

06/05/17 How Machine Learning can be used to Predict Customer Behaviour

05/17/17 Tech Adoption Climbs Among Older Adults

04/20/17 Not everyone in advanced economies is using social media

03/13/17 Most people are secretly threatened by creativity

02/24/17 Even the biggest problems in the world are just tiny problems stuck together

02/20/17 Current Trends And Future Prospects Of The Mobile App Market

02/06/17 A Brand is a Relationship

02/02/17 Admiring the Obvious with Luke Wroblewski

02/02/17 Creating Personas #Design Thinking

02/02/17 Mobile-First is Just Not Good Enough

01/30/17 Mobile 2.0

01/19/17 Why we teach our students to read between the lies

01/19/17 Data Can Lie—Here’s A Guide To Calling Out B.S.

01/17/17 Record shares of Americans now own smartphones, have home broadband

01/17/17 Social Media Gives Consumers a Chance to be Heard


12/28/16 Digital Advertising Grew Double Digits Again to Hit $17.6 Billion in Q3

12/23/16 What Exactly is Digital Health?

12/13/16 Resilient Web Design by Jeremy Keith

12/09/16 Mobile is Eating the World

12/06/16 Google is Shifting to a Mobile First Index

11/21/16 Using big data and predictive analytics to recruit international students

11/03/16 “HyperNormalisation”. Adam Curtis’s Essential Counterhistories

10/29/16 Mobile hardware isn’t all that it seems

07/07/16 Social media engagement: the surprising facts about how much time people spend on the major social networks

06/23/16 24 things about Drupal 8 every CTO should know

05/11/16 Content-First Prototyping

05/05/16 Facebook Has 50 Minutes of Your Time Each Day. It Wants More

04/07/16 Facebook, the world’s most addictive drug

01/22/16 Beyond the Data: Influencing International Student Decision Making

01/17/16 Browsers, not apps, are the future of mobile


12/21/15 Deathmatch: The mobile Web vs. mobile apps

11/24/15 If the Internet is Addictive, Why Don’t we Regulate it?

11/19/15 From Marx to Microsoft: the origins of flat design

08/25/15 Responsive Upscaling: Large-Screen E-Commerce Design

08/25/15 Thinking Responsively: A Framework for Future Learning

07/02/15  What Is Zero UI? (And Why Is It Crucial To The Future Of Design?)

07/02/15 Colleges Turn to Social Apps to Recruit Foreign Students

06/16/15 The Homepage Exception

06/11/15 What is Code?

01/26/15 Preparing your campus for prior-prior year


11/23/14 Promiscuous College Come-Ons

11/11/14  How Cultural Relativism Affects Web Design

07/01/14  Facebook’s Emotional Manipulation Study Is Just the Latest Effort to Prod Users

02/17/14  Hooked: How To Make Habit-Forming Products, And When To Stop Flapping


12/10/13 How Instagram Alters Your Memory

12/10/13 After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

05/06/13 How Much Has The Web Really Changed?

03/23/13 How Much Has The Web Really Changed?


09/29/12 Beyond Wireframing: The Real-Life UX Design Process

08/07/12 Fear of Missing Out Drives Social Media Use

03/23/12 Technology and Persuasion


07/14/11 Content Choreography


05/25/10 Responsive Web Design (How it all began)


10/24/09 Brand = User Experience