Quantified Self in the German Media


Note: Cross-posting this from the Third Wave blog to collect the links here.

Ever since we started our series on the Quantified Self, we’ve been getting quite a bit of media interest. In fact, life tracking has been all over the German media recently.

For Golem.de, we wrote two articles that just went online:

In addition, Deutschlandradio Kultur interviewed Johannes and me for a feature on QS, and another journalist just wrapped up another interview for a feature that hasn’t aired yet. (Watch our media page for updates.)

It’s good to see the discourse on this topic and all the implications from privacy to ownership to societal change gather steam in Germany. And we’re excited to be part of that discourse, hoping that we can contribute useful analysis and direction.

The importance of community managers (Focus Magazine)


When I was asked to contribute an article to FOCUS magazine’s special for Next Conference (disclosure: clients of our company), I was more than happy to write something: About how social media stops being a standalone complex and instead is becoming an essential part of every service, product and company. And about the importance of community managers for companies now and in the future. After all, community managers are in many cases the first point of contact and the public face of your company, and should be equipped with the autonomy and access it takes to leverage this position for the best effect:

Screenshot: Focus Next

Read the full thing (in German) on Focus.de.