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Swiss Propaganda Research: Der Medien-Navigator 2018

Wie sind deutschsprachige Medien politisch und geopolitisch positioniert? Für den Medien-Navi­gator 2018 wurden insgesamt 80 verschiedene Publikationen untersucht.

The Verge: Pocket Casts acquired by NPR, other public radio stations, and This American Life

Pocket Casts, widely considered to be one of the best mobile apps for podcast listening, has been acquired by a collective group that includes NPR, WNYC Studios, WBEZ Chicago, and This American Life.

Interesting move. I don't hope this is all about putting advertising in the app. I'm not in the mood to switch my podcasting app.

The Disconnect: Issue One

I love this take on a PWA.

Please Disconnect from the Internet. This is an offline-only magazine of commentary, fiction, and poetry. Just disable your WiFi to view this issue.

Pribot: AI-powered Privacy Policies

PriBot is the first automated question-answering (QA) chatbot for privacy policies. You can ask it questions about any privacy policy (given that it can grab it). It then uses the policy to answer, in real time with high accuracy and relevance questions that are posed in free-form.

The Disconnect

The Disconnect is an offline-only, digital magazine of commentary, fiction, and poetry. Each issue forces you to disconnect from the internet, giving you a break from constant distractions and relentless advertisements.


Website Speed Test and Quality Check

Stockio - Download Free Vectors, Photos, Icons, Fonts and Videos

Choose from thousands of photos licensed in multiple categories such as nature, abstract, models and many more. All photos are free for personal and commercial use. No attribution required.

One can't have enough sources for free stock photos.

APuZ: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte

"Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte" - die Beilage zur Wochenzeitung "Das Parlament" - wird von der bpb herausgegeben. Sie veröffentlicht wissenschaftlich fundierte, allgemein verständliche Beiträge zu zeitgeschichtlichen und sozialwissenschaftlichen Themen sowie zu aktuellen politischen Fragen.


What if your music collection looked as good as it sounds? Complete, correct and fix inconsistencies in your music collection automatically.

Ein weiteres interessantes Projekt um die Musiksammlung aufzuräumen.

Beets: the music geek‘s media organizer

The purpose of beets is to get your music collection right once and for all. It catalogs your collection, automatically improving its metadata as it goes using the MusicBrainz database. Then it provides a bouquet of tools for manipulating and accessing your music.

Ein Puzzleteil für das "Wir-Lösen-iTunes-ab"-Projekt.

Pinboard Blog: Pinboard Acquires Delicious

In December of 2010, Yahoo announced it was ‘sunsetting’ Delicious, an adventure I wrote about at length. The site was sold to the YouTube founders in 2011. They subsequently sold it to Science, Inc. in 2014. Science sold it to Delicious Media in 2016, and last month Delicious Media sold it to me.

Do not attempt to compete with Pinboard.

Nice move!

Masters of Scales - WaitWhat

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by LinkedIn Co-Founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman showing how companies grow from zero to a gazillion. The series unfolds like a music-infused detective story as Hoffman tests his theories with famous founders. Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests.

Sounds interesting. Will launch on May 3rd.


MediathekViewWeb ist eine einfache Browser-Oberfläche für den Zugriff auf die Filmliste des MediathekView Projekts.


youtube-dl is a command-line program to download videos from and a few more sites. It requires the Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+), and it is not platform specific.

Works on Windows, too.

Netflix: Der Offline-Modus für iOS und Android ist da

Wie aus der Ankündigung hervorgeht, hat die Download-Funktion weltweite Gültigkeit und ist in allen Tarifen ohne Zusatzgebühren inbegriffen. Nutzbar ist die Funktion sowohl auf Android-Smartphones und -Tablets als auch auf iPhones und iPads. Es ist lediglich ein Update der Netflix-App vonnöten, das seit Mittwoch bereitgestellt wird.

Endlich! Yay!