Nordkorea hat sich für Besucher ein wenig geöffnet: Früher mussten sie ihre Smartphones bei der Einreise abgeben, jetzt dürfen die Geräte ins Land und ins Internet. Journalisten posten im Bilderdienst Instagram erste Handy-Fotos. mehr... [ Forum ]
Prominente Schützenhilfe für eine Protestaktion an der Klagemauer: Per Twitter bejubelte US-Komikerin Sarah Silverman zehn jüdische Aktivistinnen, die zuvor in Jerusalem festgenommen worden waren - darunter ihre eigene Schwester. mehr...
- October 18, 2012
In January, Twitter established a policy allowing it to locally censor micro-blogging accounts. This week, the Internet giant put it into use, blocking a German account that was disseminating right-wing extremist views. more...
- June 19, 2012
What do football trainers scream to their players from the sidelines? Deaf German Twitter user Julia Probst will tell you. She reads the lips of both players and coaches and passes along their wisdom to her growing legion of followers. By Judith Horchert more... [ Forum ]
- December 06, 2011
Jesus may have millions of followers worldwide, but Joseph of Nazareth isn't doing too poorly himself -- on Twitter at least. An anonymous poster in Germany is taking a new look at the Nativity, and is micro-blogging it from the perspective of Mary's man. more...
- May 26, 2011
The Internet makes us stupid. It robs us of our souls, leads to a flattening of our personalities and reduces our attention spans. This nonsense is now being spouted from an unexpected source: Bill Keller, the executive editor of the Internet-savvy New York Times. By Christian Stöcker more... [ Forum ]
- July 02, 2010
Programmer Daniel Suarez has written books about a future where human lives are controlled by software. Suarez' sci-fi scenario involves a malicious, murdering 'bot' network. It's fiction -- but Suarez warns that the groundwork for such a future is being laid by the likes of Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone firms. more...
- August 31, 2009
Premature results for the weekend's state elections published on social networking site Twitter have raised fears about how much influence such updates could have on German voters. Anyone found guilty of leaking the exit polls could face a fine of up to 50,000 euros. more...
- July 28, 2009
In a SPIEGEL interview, Chris Anderson, the editor in chief of US technology and culture magazine Wired discusses the Internet's challenge to the traditional press, new business models on the Web and why he would rather read Twitter than a daily newspaper. more...
- June 29, 2009
Ever since the German presidential election result was posted on Twitter before being announced officially there has been growing concern that the September election could be influenced by leaked exit polls. Politicians and opinion pollsters are demanding pledges of secrecy and there are even calls to ban exit polls altogether. By Petra Bornhöft more...