This is the private weblog of Dirk von Gehlen, editor for Social Media/Innovations and former chief editor of jetzt.de (the youthmagazine of Germanys widespread broadsheet newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung based in Munich). This blog is a notebook about music and media – and everything else I am interested in.
The best way to get in contact: write an email to
dirkvongehlen (at) gmail (dot) com
My main focus is the social transformation started by the digitiasation. I do research and write books about it. My latest book is about an emoticon: it is called The Principle of Pragmatism and features the shruggie-Emoticon and his perspective ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
In autumn 2006 the George Weidenfeld Bursary gave me the opportunity to work in the newsroom of The Guardian in London. In autumn 2012 I wrote a book with the support of my readers at the Crowdfunding-site Startnext. Here you can read a summary.