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The filter bubble: how it influences us

The age of the filter bubble – a small world in a large network

Shout out to diversity of opinions! But: how much do you really consider other people’s opinions? If you want to be informed as comprehensively and impartially as possible, it is important to think outside the box. In connection with the term 'filter bubble', the algorithms of Google, Facebook, and other online services have, however, been criticised for some time. The accusation: they create...

The best Facebook alternatives

What are the best alternatives to Facebook?

We once used phone calls and text messages to carry out all our communication, but now our private conversations are largely digitalised and carried out almost entirely online. We write to each other via messenger apps and share photos, thoughts, and feelings on social networks. But because all our private communication now takes place over these digital channels, we now need to think more about...

Instagram alternatives

The best Instagram alternatives: Social networks for hobby photographers

Instagram alternatives don’t have it easy: Ello’s hype, for example, has faded, and Pixlr is a photo editing app at best. A “real” alternative to Instagram should have its own community and, like the market leader, be available free of charge for Android and iOS and as a web application. We’ve picked the best ones for you.

Getting your website Christmas-ready

4 steps to getting your website Christmas-ready

With Christmas just weeks away and shoppers dashing to their devices to try and beat the Christmas rush, it is important to ensure that your web presence is ready to take on the challenge. Whether it is a blog or an online shop, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that your website is ready to hit the road running as the festive season kicks in!

Open Graph

Open Graph: An Explanation of Tags and Functions

Website operators usually like it whenever their content is shared on social media. However, occasionally the way it is displayed leaves much to be desired. The Open Graph protocol (OGP) allows you to optimise your website’s preview. Using Open Graph tags can help generate more likes and clicks.

Hashtags

The most popular hashtags: extend your reach

Hashtags – keywords for social media posts – bundle content together and enable internet users to take part in public discussions with their own posts on various topics. Hashtags are relevant when it comes to social media marketing. By adding keywords to posts, it enables you to specifically address interest groups. We will tell you what to consider when selecting and using hashtags and will...

FOMO

Fear of missing out (FOMO): Definition, causes and ways out

Could you be prone to FOMO like many other people? When scrolling through Instagram, suddenly your own life can seem dull in comparison. At a family lunch, you might have an irresistible urge to check your phone. And after turning down a barbecue with friends because of a prior commitment, you nervously check Facebook feed for updates. We’ll tell you how to deal with FOMO.

How to integrate a Facebook like/share button

The Facebook like button: how to embed social plugins

If you believe Facebook’s statistics, then users who regularly use the like button have more than twice the amount of friends as typical Facebook users. They also click on around 5 times as many external links. In order to reach such active users, it’s recommendable that companies implement what’s known as social plugins, designed to bring the famous interactive like and share buttons directly...

Social networks: dangers of social media

Social networks: the 5 most common dangers and which actions to take

Social media brings millions of people together from around the world. They chat, send pictures and videos, and share information with each other. Companies like to use these platforms to extend their reach, but the more popular a network is, the more likely it is for dangers to be lurking. Tragedies, PR scandals, or an emptied bank account can be the result. We reveal which social network risks...

GraphQL

GraphQL: flexible query language and runtime environment for your web API

Applications on the web need interfaces in order to exchange data. If you run a web project yourself and want to grant other programs access to certain data sets, an API (application programming interface) like this is essential. Established concepts such as REST or SOAP are often used in development – but there are alternatives, as GraphQL proves.


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