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Michael Burgstahler @twotribes Stuttgart, Germany

Theoretical physicist gone designer since 1992. Founding member of @thevirtualbrain project, lover of everything @rikiki_bonjour does.

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@edbott Only because I gave you +K in #PaidByAppleFanboythis is true art http://t.co/sZC3T3Xfg6
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerMe & my 3 little friends, ready for the weekend. /cc r00p @mudhaus http://t.co/ZhLfVf57BfFacebook Puts Everyone On Notice About The Death Of Organic Reach "organic reach to approach 0 by the end of 2014." http://t.co/iFb90Zd3i4
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerSchöner Beitrag im neusprech-Blog über die schräge Grammatik und perfide Wortwahl der Politik. http://t.co/6aej3Sl9Nb
@malarkey Thanks for "touching base" with us.I love the caption under the image in @rdevro's article about being arrested in #Ferguson: http://t.co/ZMwcAD0tHd
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p It's said to cost $40k :P http://t.co/mMDTHTLZl2How much does it cost to make an app? http://t.co/KRilqaWTj8
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@glennf Glenn. Check your totem. You have to make sure this isn't a dream.Police officer who pointed gun and cursed at protesters in Ferguson suspended indefinitely, officials say http://t.co/Yq8sWLYtYE
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@glennf While I see your point, it's still a pretty dirty card to play.
@danieleran I wonder if the $GOOG stock ever was a victim of the familiar pump'n'dump scheme we've seen for $AAPL – and probably right now.Current status: http://t.co/sxyROTULd5How Apple took over the only segment of the PC market that still matters http://t.co/t9GQX2BSwM
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerMichelin star meets its fiercest adversary: 4-year-old reviewer tastes the menu in the French Laundry: http://t.co/mnRoxqpbWz /via @jinaWhat a distinct, daring, dare I say, stinkingly awesome identity design. I totally dig it :) "We are the shit." http://t.co/jAVdwebqOhBraucht man eigentlich eine Lizenz, um das Adjektiv "sinnstiftend" verwenden zu dürfen? Ich glaube schon. Finde meine nicht mehr. Mist.@r00p Close, but once you see it, it's gone. #unschärfeprinzip@r00p it's the most finely lathed German I could muster. Wut thou tuking ebut?@r00p You'll be inspired to no end once you'll see the danglingness of the German version.@r00p You have no idea how much I'm enjoying my second grammarnazian book from a Guardian journo. You haven't finished your 1st, have you?@r00p I've entered the you-know-it-when-you-see-it phase 4 Rikiki. German mince-meating is coming along nicely & will probably enjoy you :)@r00p Meets my expectations. Some day, my failure to be subtle enough will kill me :PMetric vs Imperial http://t.co/hiVyGTeMvy
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p "Atmospheres" or "ambiences"? – when talking about interior design. There must be a difference of sorts.@jdalrymple If you were a chemist, you'd be living proof that methyl alcohol is just the left-handed, subtly polarized variant of caffeine.@anildash Considering the large number of unfortunate politicians involved here, matters of national security could be a hindrance :)Conversing w/ fellow copywriters exposes you to all kinds of orthographical atrocity. No love lost among the bearers of the true word :)@sk_txet Mitnichten. Mein Verschreiber, meine Markenrechte, meine Lizenzgebühren. Mastercard oder money-transfer? :P #Kaltschnäuzigkeit@sk_txet Och nee… keine Verjährungsfrist? 1995 [sic!] waren wir alle noch so klein mit Hut :P@sk_txet Hatte mal fast an das Analgeschäft der Bank geschrieben. Das Anlagegeschäft bekam in letzter Sekunde den Vorzug :)@sk_txet Sagt mein Instinkt auch. Mein Lateinlehrer hätte aber wohl diskutiert. Die Dinge sind ähnlich (Interior + Exterior design)@sk_txet EINMAL VERTIPPT MAN SICH. EINMAL. EIN EINZIGES MAL. ECHT JETZT. :D@sk_txet In Kürze, in Kürze. Wir relaunchen (sorry, Denglisch) bald die Website für unsere Inferior Design-Abteilung :)@ia Sure, they did. You never reach 100% of your fans but still branch out to non-fans. It's a fair deal w/o any $$$ involved. Yet :)@ia In practice, it's not all lost. Running a FB page 4 a local biz (a client) w/o ad budget, you can routinely grab 1K reach per post #nice@r00p while translating Rikiki back into German, I'm having lots of déjà vus about tiny wording variants you schooled me about. Same here :)@agebhard @olsongetty Would love to see the EXIF data. Can I?Deutsch für Fortgeschrittene, #234: Plural von "Veranda" ist "Veranden", nicht "Verandas". Wer auf Terrassen sitzt, bleibt im Regen stehen.Just to settle it once and for all: Which came first the Chicken or the Egg? The Egg -- laid by a bird that was not a Chicken
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@r00p Go pro, fox the fox. http://t.co/PSfXFyecXSSuccessfully translated an English zeugma into a German alliteration. #onaroll@sk_txet "auf dasselbe Niveau bringen" oder "auf das gleiche Niveau"? Niveau ist abstrakt und unteilbar. Eigentlich dasselbe ;)Habe es gerade geschafft, zum ersten Mal "Inaugenscheinnahme" im Fließtext zu formulieren – und es passt auch noch so schön :) /cc @sk_txet@netzpolitik Ernsthaft? KabelBW bietet seit über 2 Jahren 100 MBit und bereitet Updates auf >150 vor?@thijs An Ajax here, an Ajax there, and suddenly you're talking about page-level server roundtrips :DI wonder who’s more weird: Me buying toilet paper on Amazon, ranked by rating, or the people who actually wrote these ratings…
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@alvar_f Der Unterschied zwischen Theorie und Praxis ist generell in der Praxis größer als in der Theorie. (Netzfund)
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler@alvar_f Soso. Sogar IG Metall zitiert das Herdentrieb-Blog der ZEIT, daß dieser Effekt schlichtweg Bullshit ist :D http://t.co/7ELa0mp5AQ@alvar_f Erstaunlich. Gerade die sollten es doch besser wissen. Ist wirklich nicht schwer zu recherchieren.@alvar_f Das ist die "Trickle-Down-Theorie" der Neoliberalen aus den Reagan-Jahren. Das hat erwiesenermaßen leider nie geklappt.I still remember the end of the 90s, when our local newspaper refused to print URLs and email addresses in classifieds. #signofthedevil"Many papers will go bankrupt the way Hemingway’s Mike Campbell did: Gradually, and then suddenly.""It’s tempting 2 try to find a moral dimension to newspapers’ collapse, but there isn’t one. All that’s happened is advertisers are leaving"Wonderfully grim & long post by @cshirky on the imminent end of the printed newspaper https://t.co/EYsJgbNDEc
@judybott Why not? Big win in the food court! http://t.co/EmYFOIjtdw @darth@knowitallphilly Very easy. Simple math & known numbers :) Take global online ad revenue. Divide by # of global internet usersMe and my Thesaurus, we are THIS close, intimate, dear, bosom; close-knit, tight-knit, inseparable, attached, devoted, faithful; special…I'm writing so much in English, I have to look up words in my German mother tongue. #failI tend to spit out stupidly witty replies to arbitrary tweets when I'm in the middle of writing copy.@agebhard Faruk doesn't bleed. Faruk throws exceptions. @kurafire@edbott Sorry, taken: http://t.co/NS7PIAVEzkPost: showreel of UI concepts produced for "Guardians of the Galaxy." http://t.co/3mitOg41Ft http://t.co/4vohGtBXq9
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerFrom last night: Expect a lot of lawsuits out of Ferguson http://t.co/wxAJg7yJf9
Retweeted by Michael Burgstahler"Forget that 'private sphere' baloney…Facebook’s algorithm knows that you don’t have anything to hide except your boredom. Chill out."This is brilliant. Required reading. Death by Entropy, by @reichenstein https://t.co/krp64LTlL3@a_biggs @dtellom @asymco It would be a gradual process. Take the Comcast of each country or start w/ the 2nd player like Apple w/ Cingular.@a_biggs @dtellom @asymco Needs drive change, laziness is a big one. Innovation is a way 2 fulfill needs but no requirement for biz successNot from The Onion: "Egypt urges US to show ‘restraint’ after protests in #Ferguson" http://t.co/4pIA0240SK@royrod But: Look no further than "E-Mail made in Germany" http://t.co/Ttt74MHzej – futile but a "blocking" service for an additional fee.@royrod Speculation: a) fear of Google b) fear of innovation c) requires backbone DPI ("evil") d) in theory, fees should go to ad-free sites@a_biggs @dtellom @asymco Yes, but the exact number doesn't matter. The magnitude is decisive. It's a Fermi problem, after all :)@dtellom @asymco @a_biggs Agreed. Hence, such change must come fr outside forces, seeing a biz opportunity & wrapping it in a nice package.@a_biggs @dtellom @asymco Many "undisputed, indispensable" internet leaders have faltered. AOL, MySpace, Nokia, Microsoft. Google isn't holy@a_biggs @dtellom @asymco Who knows? Laziness and availability drive human change. An ISP could offer ad/tracking-free internet for a fee.@dtellom @asymco @a_biggs Although sharing your POV abt horrible gov tech, Google's paranoid appetite 4 data & tracking is horrible as wellIt still amazes me how people are happy w/ paying hidden fees for a "free" product, even when it yields universally hated side-effects.@dtellom @asymco @a_biggs If it would, maybe the market/product fit of Google/Facebook isn't so fantastic. The world wouldn't end :)@dtellom @asymco @a_biggs Sure. US/EU users can afford higher fees. Global biz can change. Who'd have deemed app stores=good biz b4 2008?@dtellom @asymco @a_biggs Framed right, hardly anyone would notice they're actually paying it. As they don't today when funding advertisers.@dtellom @asymco @a_biggs Why? $2/m can be easily hidden in other levies, e.g. ISP fees, taxes, electricity bills (see Greece, TV licenses).@r00p Did you ever work with focus peaking? http://t.co/Hz79ByJZtz"British citizens are around 100 times less likely to be shot by a police officer than Americans" http://t.co/lAyF2CIKFb"When we see police cracking down on journalists, we're just seeing the tip of the iceberg of Ferguson police abuses" http://t.co/HFl5fifD6MSo... Capt. Johnson just said they know you're a *real* journalist if you have a "$50,000 camera." Otherwise, "We may take you into custody"
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerIn a democracy, the police has the monopoly on legitimate use of force. Such power requires accountability. They must wear ID badges + cams.US can't tell other countries to improve their records on policing and peaceful assembly if it won't clean up its own human rights record
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerRecalling every single word of a country's constitution should be a mandatory skill when you apply for a police job.Why do police officers STILL DARE to threaten/arrest journalists? The law is crystal-clear. They lost every case in decades. #morons#Ferguson @GettyImages photographer arrested #Ferguson http://t.co/TtvgrKeBVy
Retweeted by Michael BurgstahlerCab drivers are the 'lift operators' of tomorrow
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@r00p Meet your eager new assistant. https://t.co/bNDOySmXFC@sdw How many people did actually know what these two little thingies besides the book really were? :)@r00p Wanna LOL more? The German translation of "easy-peasy" (a term I knew by heart) would be – and this is very fitting: Pille-palle@alvar_f Der Rubel rollt, wenn's im Forum trollt. Sorry :D@cipri_tom The big advertisers need to realize how badly they get ripped off by online ads. THEY are making this possible. THEY can stop it.@cipri_tom The big platforms like GOOG & FB first need 2 realize that their income isn't sustainable long-term (e.g. in developing nations)@cipri_tom I think it won't be seen as useless because really everyone _hates_ online advertising :) Many would pay $2/m to have it killed.“@r00p: I'm really curious: If #America were run by a focus group, what would it look like? #fb” ---> Easy-peasy: http://t.co/5hn3DvcFkp
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