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I see you’ve made your way through the depths of the Internet and found my blog! This is where I publish posts to topics of all kind very irregulary. Beside this blog I also run a YouTube-Channel (@Topster) and try to do night photography on Instagram as @graf.von.foto (Yes, it really means Count of Photo). Visit me there as well!

SaveYourInternet-Demo in Cologne

What caused this? As you may have noticed, several events took place during the last few days. As I briefly indicated yesterday, there is a request by Manfred Weber for this Thursday to postpone the decision on Article 13 until the beginning of this month. This postponement is an attempt to pre-empt the rallies planned for 23 March in many European cities. This behaviour is more than questionable, as it makes it impossible for parts of the citizens to get politically involved.

Upload filter decision brought forward

Demonstration in Berlin Last Saturday I was in Berlin at the demonstration against the upload filters, which will be introduced with article 13. I have already written something about this in my blog several times. And actually I only wanted to share my new video with the impressions here. Appointment was brought forward But in this business, things change all the time. For example, MEP Julia Reda from the Pirates has just announced on Twitter that Manfred Weber has submitted a request to bring forward the vote to pre-empt the many protests on 23rd March.

SafeYourInternet (Update)

Demonstrations Short after the Members of the European Parliament have voted for the controversal copyright reform which brings upload filter with it a spontaneous demonstration in Cologne took place with around 1.500 people. Keeping in mind that this was planned in less that two days under the week that is very impressing. Some of the participants are well known in Germany like Sep (PietSmiet), HerrnNewstime, Sturmwaffel, the Marmeladenoma etc.. Most of them were livestreaming which adds round about 20.

Worldwide visitors

Analysing the visitor data Against my general antipathy against the G-Tag (Googles tracker for Analytics) I added a JavaScript snippet into the code of my blog. This allows me to see when and how who came to which of my sites and clicked the links. But from the visitors perspective I hate to see websites trying to track me and my actions across the whole internet. To avoid that I installed a plugin (uMatrix) in my Firefox browsers which blocks all traffic of third party websites.

Interpals

My experiences with Interpals Finding a platform Inzwischen ist es einige Jahre her, dass ich mir einen Account auf Interpals angelegt habe. Die älteste nachricht, die ich finden konnte, wurde im August 2010 geschrieben. Aber ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass ich auch schon zu dem Zeitpunkt einige Monate dort angemeldet war. Damals bemerkte ich, dass mir das Internet die Möglichkeit gibt, mit Menschen auf der ganzen Welt zu schreiben. Ich wusste zwar nicht, wieso jemand wildfrmedes mit mir schreiben wollen sollte, aber dennoch war ich mir ziemlich sicher, dass es noch andere Menschen auf der Welt geben muss, die genau die selbe Idee haben.