Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 31, 2013 in Internet |

It’s not always the actual content which causes problems on Social Media – be it Facebook, as in this case, Twitter or any of the others – but the people who are viewing it and the systems involved to determine whether something is offensive or not. In a month where we’ve seen Facebook ban hairy […]

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No Click Updates

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 30, 2013 in Internet, Personal |

The latest version of WordPress has been billed as the ‘No Click’ update: it is designed so that all minor security and maintenance updates are processed automatically, in the background, with no need for a site owner to do anything. This has, of course, raised some ire amongst a few users but, at the same […]

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And The Proof?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 29, 2013 in News & Opinion |

It is understandable that many are exceptionally upset over the revelations surrounding the mass spying by United States’ agencies of private individuals, companies and ordinary citizens, not just foreigners who have been caught up in the whole, but also American citizens. The scope of this network of spies goes far beyond what any normal person […]

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Twitter: Subtle?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 28, 2013 in Immoral Conversations |

As the storm rages outside my apartment, blowing the remaining Fall leaves away from their neat piles and back across the yard and street, my thoughts turn to other things. Not, as you might suspect, those other things, but ones which make me smile a little, for whatever reason. Little questions which people pose, even […]

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Facebook: Word Of Mouth?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 27, 2013 in Internet, News & Opinion |

In the article on Facebook and its dwindling social acceptance yesterday, it was suggested that Facebook would continue to use inflated user statistics to bolster its market position as far as advertisers are concerned and in an attempt to continue achieving a high level of advertising income. It was also stated that the actual number […]

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Facebook: Leveling Out

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 26, 2013 in Internet, News & Opinion |

The position of Number One in any favorable listing is something every person, every company aims for, whether they admit it or not. To be top of the list, the most popular, the highest paid, the most revered amongst peers is a target set from the beginning of a project, from the start of a […]

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Hot Coffee: Facts?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 25, 2013 in News & Opinion |

Remember that case, back in the Nineties, about a woman who won $2.9m after she spilled McDonald’s coffee in her lap and sued? Before checking out this link – a video from The New York Times – try to remember what you heard of the story and the impression you have of the results. Sometimes, […]

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Justice Is Blind

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 24, 2013 in News & Opinion |

Education is not cheap, no matter where a person decides to study, there are costs involved which can tie a person to repayments for many, many years. The United States, with its Student Loans, is no different to Europe and, especially, Germany, where loans are constantly on offer to those with the right qualifications and […]

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Jobs: Making An Effort

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 23, 2013 in Immoral Conversations |

I’ve still got it marked down for sometime in the distant future: writing job applications. That is, if I have the need to find a job which, to be honest, most people do and most people also aim for. Why else go through the rigors of education? However, at some point I suspect people either […]

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Nap Time?

Posted by Viktoria Michaelis on October 23, 2013 in Personal |

The first feeling is one of absolute panic: seeing the alarm clock beside my bed and knowing that the hands are pointing at the wrong figures. At least, not pointing at the numerals I usually get to see when my eyes first focus on its white face first thing in the morning. The second feeling […]


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