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For the Philistines – Cyberculture is as much about computers as Shakespeare is about the paper it was written on.
“Freedom, oh Freedom, that’s just some people talking…
Your prison is walking, with you in this world all alone.”
The Eagles , in “Desperado”
Living in Germany one can’t really escape the Football madness. Yesterday, Schalke played against Dortmund – both teams bitter rivals, at Westfalionstadion in Dortmund. Now you have to understand the context here – When it comes to Schalke and Dortmund, the football games are not games. It’s personal…emotions are raging…and there is a lot of alcohol.
Schalke won, and the visiting teams fans were suddenly in a very hostile city…Dortmunders ready for payback at their crushing defeat. The stadium being only 10 minutes away from my apartment , I was woken to loud chanting and singing. Thankfully, the police were aware and ready for what was to follow.
I did manage to get a few shots from my window of the largest concentration of police I’ve seen in Germany. 30 vans, probably hundred or so police on foot in full riot gear and even police on horse-mount!
Police Drive Dortmund (in yellow) Fans Away
Schalke Fans (in blue) taken to the train station in full police escort
View the full album here : Dortmund vs. Shalke Police
Twitter allows to reply to people you are following by appending an “@<username>” in front of the message. But unfortunately, the person you are trying to reply to doesn’t see this reply if they, in turn, are not following you. Of course this impedes some communication , but it turned out that all you had to do was change a setting to see “All Replies” , rather “Replies from people I am following only”.
If you don’t want to be missing out people’s replies to you :
Just log on to Twitter , Click Settings and then the Notices Tab. You can then set the replies to “all @ replies” .
I also find it wierd that you can only direct message someone who is following you. That leaves almost no chance for one to build a network via Twitter. It seems to just enhance your existing network. Twitter, I think has the potential to provide simplistic (read “unlike Facebook”) social networking, if they could only get their act together.