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Self-driving cars

When I was a child my grandparents used to tell me; one day we don’t need to drive anymore, the car would do the driving for you. Then, I would look at them and would think you get crazier every time I see you.   The first experiments with self-driving cars were done in 1925, when a radio controlled “American Wonder” was travelling…

A letter from a bartender

For this week’s blog post I decided to write a letter to all bar or pub goers from my point of view as a bartender. The post was inspired by my experiences at work, and my perception of the atmosphere in bars (or any other place one might go to for drinks and food). It’s my personal opinion, shaped by working in…

Postmodernism on Instagram

Maffesoli’s article from this week’s mandatory reading list describes the ways in which neo-tribes developed as a consequence of postmodernism. These are presented as a sociocultural transformation affecting the religious, ideological, economic and sexual spheres. While before the late 20th century there was a social structure where authorities imposed a specific role for each person; afterwards, we developed a social order based on organic and…

Job application: Social media manager

This week’s blog I want to dedicate to my own interaction with social media, as someone who has managed the social media for several organisations. A social media manager? Can’t anyone from our generation do this? Probably you can, but maybe not? It entirely depends on what type of organisation you are doing this for and what their audience is. I started…