DH2019

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…

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…

43,440.00 Seconds Less

Or a difference of little over two hours. Hello and a warm welcome from me, the President of the Procrastination Club, honorary member of the Intrinsic Motivation-Lackers Association. All jokes aside, I would like to start of by saying that neither the digital nor the analogue is inherently better or worse than the other. Last week I dared myself to limit my…

Digital Media As An Accelerator Of Perfectionism

Can you remember when you first heard of the concept, ‘mental health’? (I can’t.) I don’t remember being informed about mental health, its examples and potential causes neither in primary nor in middle school. I don’t think that I could have defined psychology or mental health until taking a psychology class in 10th grade. However, I remember people joking around about psychological…

Youtube censorship

In June 2019, YouTube temporarily suspended the account of the archive of Alkmaar. Their reason? The archive uploaded historical footage on their account, including a few videos on World War II, which were considered inappropriate following updated YouTube guidelines. After national media coverage and multiple shout outs to YouTube, the archive managed to retrieve its account. An online discussion unfolded. Was YouTube…