Photos from underground: Building Amsterdam’s new subway line.

My work, the University of Amsterdam Mediastudies Department, is located next to the Rokin. The Rokin has been under construction for many years now, in order to build Amsterdam’s new subway line that connects Amsterdam North to Amsterdam South.The project is taking longer than expected, costs millions more than expected which may have led to… Read more Photos from underground: Building Amsterdam’s new subway line.

Where my username comes from

I have been using the username silvertje for several services and multiple social media platforms for years and people have been asking me where my username comes from. The answer is IRC. When I first came online, somewhere in 1995, I quickly discovered IRC and became an avid user :) In contrast to current social networking… Read more Where my username comes from

Trying out some new services: App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer

Over the past couple of weeks I have joined a variety of new services including App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer. App.net I recently backed my first kickstarter-ish project ever and decided to join App.net (AppDotNet or ADN). People keep asking me if I think it can ever compete with Twitter or will it ever… Read more Trying out some new services: App.net, State, Branch, Medium, Kippt, Buffer

I’m violating Twitter’s Display Guidelines

Recently there has been quite some turmoil in the blogosphere concerning Twitter’s upcoming API changes. While reading the blogpost announcing some of the changes I noted that Twitter would be shifting from Display Guidlines to Display Requirements. When reading the current Display Guidelines I noticed that I am currently violating these guidelines by displaying tweets… Read more I’m violating Twitter’s Display Guidelines

Video: Over DuckDuckGo en andere Google alternatieven bij EditieNL (RTL4)

Vandaag was ik, met Danny Mekic, kort in de uitzending van EditieNL over Google en alternatieven voor Google naar aanleiding van Google’s eigen zoekcursus Power Searching with Google. Onderstaande besprak ik met de redactie, waarvan uiteindelijk een klein deel de uitzending (te zien via RTL XL) heeft gehaald. Google wordt gezien als een portaal naar… Read more Video: Over DuckDuckGo en andere Google alternatieven bij EditieNL (RTL4)

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