„Where is the main course?“ – While facilitating a workshop within a youth exchange with a French group I was asked to explain the concept of German „Abendbrot“[evening bread meal].


Having bread with cheese or sausages is quiet convenient, but not exactly what I personally feel beste with. Bread, regardless if plain white or whole wheat doesn’t really ever fed me up very well. So I changed my eating habits and try to avoid bread (alongside with other short-chained carbohydrates) for six times a week. Saturday remains a cheat day, where bread, which I still really love from a taste perspective, has a prominent role. I grew up with bread and love its variety, which it doesn’t necessarily has everywhere, but which it most certainly got in Germany. (Or used to had.) I love to bake bread, too.

Even if I prefer to have some veggies, some eggs, meat or legumes for breakfast, dinner and supper (or Abend„brot“), bread is still of greater value and has a positive connotation for me. And yes. Probably for most people who grew up in Germany. People like those who started to cultivate the bread emoji on the social network ello.co:

ello bread emoji.

Meanwhile a (pretty boring, stereotypical and dumb movie by BuzzFeedVideo explained ello’s :bread: meme (just skip to the last ten seconds):

Mitschnitt von Podiumsdiskussion: „Social Media – Demokratie, Partizipation, Manipulation?“

Wie stark beeinflussen kollektive Prozesse die individuelle Meinungsbildung? Entwickelt sich tatsächliche eine kollektive Intelligenz, oder ist es doch eher „mob stupidity“? Und welche Rolle spielt Bildung für Orientierung, Mündigkeit und Partizipation in den komplexen Informationsstrukturen des Social Web?

Zu diesen Fragen war ich im November zu einer Podiumsdiskussion der VHS-Hamburg eingeladen. Nun ist auch ein Mitschnitt der Veranstaltung veröffentlicht worden: