Why the SPIEGEL fails at digitization

DER SPIEGEL is an icon of German journalism. Hardly any other publisher in Germany produced equally outstanding journalism for decades. And that’s why it seems worthwhile taking a look at the change of the last 10 years and why the magazine staggers between “Innovator’s dilemma” and wrong product alignment and fails at digital transformation for the time being.…

Facebook’s News Feed Changes: Content That Matters

One of the first entries on my Facebook timeline dates back to the 22nd June 2006. A guy called Phil writes: “Guten Tag! Can’t wait till you get here.” That was eleven and a half year ago. And when I think back to these times, I’m actually getting a little sentimental. Since I have been…

Chatbots: The Invention of Lying

Imagine a perfectly honest world: Everyone is telling the truth all the time. What happens to this world if one of its inhabitants invents the lie?The movie “The Invention of Lying” from 2009 raises exactly that question: When Mark – the protagonist – faces bankruptcy, he invents the lie to avert his personal downfall. Just familiar,…