The streets of Brussels are dirty, really dirty

Follow @marcoRecorder "Expats who work for EU institutions in Brussels have few Belgian friends, think the city is "dirty" and plan to go home when their job ends." This is what an article on the EUObserver (by Andrew Rettman) says .This is one of the most recurring comments by expats living in Brussels. “This city … Continue reading The streets of Brussels are dirty, really dirty

A few lessons from #Europcom 2013

Follow @marcoRecorder I only managed to attend one panel at this year’s Europcom. I really like this event. The topics are always very interesting and the participants' level of expertise is always quite high. I noticed that comms2point0, a regular invitee to this event, made a very good and comprehensive summary of both day one … Continue reading A few lessons from #Europcom 2013

Discerning the Belgian social media sphere from the Eurobubble: mission impossible?

Follow @marcoRecorder When analyzing the social media sphere in Belgium I always find it hard to differentiate the Eurobubble from the "real" Belgian environment. Belgium has a very active and engaged online population, with users from many segments of society. In addition to politicians and journalists, many entrepreneurs, consultants and professors active on social media. … Continue reading Discerning the Belgian social media sphere from the Eurobubble: mission impossible?

Interview with captain Europe

Follow @marcoRecorder It's a bird, no it's an aeroplane, no it's a eurocrat, nooooooooo it's Captain Europe. For the inhabitants of the Eurobubble, Captain Europe is not an outsider. Captain Europe, mild mannered civil servant by day and superhero... well, mostly at weekends and at other times on request. This is the description you can … Continue reading Interview with captain Europe

@STIB_Fail: born to be bashing

Follow @marcoRecorder "Brussels is the most congested city in the world" says a recent report from Forbes. Even though Forbes' analysis only actually considers Europe and North America, thinking that the capital of the European Union doesn't offer adequate solutions for the life of drivers is pretty disappointing. Cities that have to deal with congestion … Continue reading @STIB_Fail: born to be bashing