According to a survey conducted by the German magazine Stern, almost 60 percent of the Germans would like to see their currency – the Euro – replaced by the goold old Deutschmark. They blame the Euro for things getting all expensive. More than 30 percent still calculate prices in Deutschmark.
The milliondollarhomepage was a huge succes. I like people who do things on the web which seem to be outrageous like letmestayforaday.com a few years back and the guy who changed a red paperclip for something else till he got himself the house he wanted. The milliondollarhomepage was such an idea. I was fun to see it develope, and read about Alex Tew’s quest for a million in his blog. So far, so good. With Pixelotto it’s different. First of all the site is way too slow and clicking isn’t fun anymore – at least not when you are logged in. I tried it for a few days and wrote about some interesting sites that were advertising there, like the e-tuktuk project, but there aren’t that many interesting things to click on. Most of the advertisers are stupid money making schemes. So I stopped clicking and I guess I’m not the only one. But maybe far more important is that now it is simply a business. With the milliondollarhomepage Alex shared his thoughts on almost a daily basis. By leaving that out this time, he broke his own rules. What is left is the thought that selling pixels on a website is a good business idea. And it simply isn’t.
I just moved. Yesterday I cooked my first meal – baked an egg that is – in my new home. I live in the city center of Bremen, a town in the north of Germany. Schnoor they call that – quite old – part of the city because of its narrow streets. I live in a normal house, but just around the corner it looks like a Walt Disney filmset. I wandered around a bit, waiting for Harry Potter to show up.
TrendMicro predicts in that next year social networking sites will be the target of internet threats. They state so in their 2007 Forecast. They say social networking sites are used more and more to hide malware.
A new category: news from Germany in English. Here is the first one:
A Nandu named Robert
According to the German ‘Bild’ more then 20 people tried to hunt down a nandu but failed. The police has no idea were the bird comes from. “It might have escaped from a circus that was in the area a few months ago” a Nandu-expert said. The expert also stated that in Mecklenburg over a 100 Nandus escaped from various zoos, formed a herd that attacks innocent people.