Getting ready for TED 2009

I can’t believe it has allready been a year since I had my first TED-experience. Only a few days from now and the whole circus will start again. This year in Long Beach, instead of Monterey. With well known speakers like Bill Gates and Tim Berners-Lee, but also with TED-favorites like Barry Schwartz and Seth Godin… this is just a fraction of the extraordinary

Can you do without the internet?

Yes, it’s true: I am going offline. I’m going to cut my digital lifeline: no surfing, no email, no google, no facebook and no Twitter. Why? Well, it’s part of the research project “virtual happiness“. In that project we try to define the different forms of internet usage and how they are related to certain aspects of happiness. Does being online make you happier?

Twitter @ TED 2008

Inspired by the blogposting from Emily McManus on “Who’s blogging at the TED-conference”, I came up with the idea to do the same on the questions “Who’s twittering at TED?” Twitter? If you don’t know what Twitter is, you may have missed one of the most exciting new tools on the web. It’s social, it’s relevant, it’s realtime, it’s sometimes useless, it’s fun, it