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Social media : A shift away from the transparent society

High in the North, where the Federal Chairman of the Green, Robert Habeck, has his home, there is a saying: Can not swim, the farmer, is not the swimsuit's fault. But also to the South of Niebüll and Quickborn Habecks is not encountered recent Volte only on understanding. Under the Heading of "Bye, Bye, Twitter, and Facebook – A Blog goodbye" reasoned the writer, and a PhD philosopher on Monday on his website, why he deletes his account on the social media. The decision fell after a sleepless night.

"Twitter is like no other digital Medium, so aggressive, and in any other Medium, there is so much hate, malice and propaganda," wrote Habeck. "Apparently Twitter triggers something in me: to be more aggressive, louder, more polemical, and poignant – and all this in a speed that makes it hard to leave the Reflection room. Apparently I, however, am immune.“

Habeck is popular. He thinks before he talks, which is sympathetic politicians. In addition, he acts, especially in TV talk shows, balancing, resting in itself, almost as if he had just eaten with the Buddha. This time, however, were broken on him in rapid succession two irritating events. He was, first of all, one of the most prominent victims of the hacking scandal, an Unknown personal data of politicians and Celebrities for a week via the short message service Twitter had spread. In the case of Habeck the Chat history with his wife and children, as well as the names of the children concerned.

"Twitter disoriented me"

Secondly, the Green-head with a video call for state election in Thuringia had caused an indignation wave. In the now deleted Clip Habeck says: "We try to make everything in order that Thuringia is an open, free, liberal, democratic country, an ecological country." The word "will" was taken from him very evil, it was wrong to have been chosen, says Habeck, looking back. In a similar clumsy, he had expressed, however, before the state election in Bavaria, as he dropped off a video message with the sentence: "Finally there is democracy in Bavaria. An autocracy is ended.“ After he took a lot of verbal beating, he apologized.

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in order to be "How stupid do you have to commit a mistake twice? This question has not let go of me the whole of last night,“ writes Habeck again in a spirit of repentance. Apparently, Twitter is doing him no good. "Twitter disorients me, makes me unfocused", it is called contrite. In addition, he caught himself, "as I looked up to talk shows or party days of the greedy, as the Twitter-world to me because I found". Vanities can be violated or satisfied, they always remain vanities.

The reactions to Habecks farewell Declaration were violently opposed. Opponents of the Greens, from the liberal to the right, mocked. "Who wants to govern the country, if he is already overwhelmed by Twitter?", the editor-in-chief of the "world", Ulf Poschardt, asked. Berlin's state Secretary, Sawsan Chebli said: "Think not, is prominent on Twitter and claimed that Twitter is rubbing off."

network-philosopher Michael sailor wrote: "I know the mechanism, the Robert Habeck describes. I flatter myself that I have screwed in a very, very long Training – the polemic Level, inspired by the Twitter also me, to a tolerable degree down. I think that is learnable.“ You must learn how to deal with Twitter and Facebook? Probably Yes. Twitter is a quick, hard, polarizing, Hyper excited, but also quickly abgeregtes Medium. The indignation of thunderstorms and heavy. The latest rumor is quickly to the recent court. A often anonymous, amorphous mass suggests opinion leadership.

the end of the analog world

Who's in control of the communication via Twitter, can initiate debates, and his messages to traditional media over the launch. A master of this art Donald Trump. The ideological System is a closed System in a sophisticated way. The logic goes like this: criticism of the ruling corrupt class to prove to him how right he was with his campaign against you. She is afraid of him because he is their most powerful opponent.

Facebook is a both a public and private Medium. Like any platform, the digital communication, it can be hacked. Those who believe that a complicated password provides sufficient security against failing to recognise the basic rule is that encryptions can be decrypted, Codes cracked, it's all a question of time and competence. Concepts such as discretion, privacy and personality rights is in substance, because the Nature of digital communication does not guarantee a premise of confidentiality. Digital communication is more like a marketplace conversation than a letter.

A second basic rule of the digital age is About more and more people, more and more is known. The subject photos via Instagram, Whatsapp and Facebook entries, the purchasing behavior on Amazon, the health chip for the Internet of things. We are on the way to a transparent society. "Maybe our new Public causes that we handle compassionate and forgiving with each other and with the errors and weaknesses of public persons also," hopes the Harvard philosopher David Weinberger. Also possible is the opposite – more hatred, contempt, and cynicism is, of course.

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Robert Habeck painted does not want to go along the path in the transparent society. That is his right. However, the old, analog world is gone. Her grieve, instead of the new world – in spite of all its shortcomings – shape, reminiscent of the image of the without Michel. Twitter is not to blame for Habecks sleepless night.

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