@Iam_Bremen

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Week 23: @Duigooo (Duygu)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?@Duigooo

My name is Duygu (pronounced „Duigu“ – Turkish word for „emotion“). I´m 25, a student of media culture and love everything media-related. I’d consider myself an „internetperson“ – One of my mottoes is „home is where I know the WiFi password“. Apart from being online all day long I love to go window-shopping with friends (my bank account is also emptied regularly because of excessive online shopping…). I´m also a football fanatic and die-hard supporter of Werder Bremen.

What’s your Twitter account?

My private twitter account is @Duigooo . Expect lots of randomness! I warned you…

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

Born and raised. I cannot think of another place to live. Whenever I´m out of Bremen for a longer period of time I come back and kiss the pavement first. My parents are originally from Turkey – so for me I prefer not to identify soleley with nationality but with the city I live in. Whenever someone asks me if I feel more German or Turkish (one of the top spots on my „frequently asked questions“ list by the way), I just reply with „Ich bin Bremerin“.

What do you like most of Bremen?

Good question. I love its size – it’s not huge but not too small either. I love its people and its diversity. You’ll just find all sorts of folks here.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Without a doubt: the Weserstadion. I´ve experienced wonderful and very tragic moments in there.
What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

Going to a football game of Werder Bremen at the Weserstadion

Shopping at the Waterfront – Besides the crowd of people walking around with gigantic bags from Primark – A shopping mall no one should miss on a trip to Bremen

Eating at El Mundo – very nice restaurant in the Überseestadt – my stomach approves!

Visiting the Rathaus – Unesco World Heritage, just standing in front of it you can feel and smell its history

Taking a walk at the Bürgerpark – Definitely a must-do!

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Week 22: @FreakkaerF (Sebastian)

Hi,

Freak|kaerF

first of all, season’s greetings everyone! It’s a special time of year to be @Iam_Bremen’s curator and I’ll gladly share it with you. But this week will probably be somewhat different from what you may have seen in the past on @Iam_Bremen, but let me first introduce myself:

My name is Sebastian and I started twittering in 2009 as @FreakkaerF. Today that’s my main account. I’m 29 years old and currently working on my diploma thesis in computer science at Uni Bremen. I am also working as a freelance politics and technology educator. For quite some time, I have been a member of Chaos Computer Club (CCC). When I moved here in 2005, I started a local CCC group in Bremen which we turned into an association in 2008: Chaos Computer Club Bremen e.V. We’ve been meeting regularly since then and still do. You can find all the details in our wonderful yet chaotic (German) wiki: ccchb.de

Since 1984, CCC members from all over Germany (and in the mean time, from all over the world) have been gathering at the end of the year for their annual Chaos Communication Congress. For the first time since 1997, the hacker’s congress will take place in Hamburg again and I’ll be there of course.

This week in @Iam_Bremen

So, starting off Sunday night, most likely when I’m still on my way back home to Bremen I’ll probably send you some greetings from the train. On Monday we’ll be preparing a Christmas Eve dinner through which I intend to tease you with some photos.

Most likely on Wednesday evening or Thursday morning I’ll head for Hamburg where I’ll be covering live from the #29C3 (29th Chaos Communication Congress) on @Iam_Bremen until it’s final day on Sunday.

I’m looking forward to showing you my very own Bremen perspective even if I happen to tweet from 29C3 in Hamburg most of the time : ) Hoping for you to enjoy it, don’t hesitate to ask questions and share a bit about yourself with me, too.

Sebastian — @FreakkaerF


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Week 21: Sven (@hilope)

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Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

I’m 39 years old, male nurse and paramedic. I live with my family in Horn-Lehe.

What’s your Twitter account?

My private twitter account is @hilope .

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

Growed up in Quelkhorn, but since my teenage time, Bremen was more and more important to me. I moved to Bremen in 1996.

What do you like most of Bremen?

Bremen is not really a mega city as Hamburg. It  is placid here. I like the northern german plainness.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

I like the Viertel, I lived there some years. There are many nice bars and the whole quarter is a little bit “crazy”. But also we have very nice quarters in the outer ring of Bremen as Horn with its university 😉

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?


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Week 20: @placetogo (Lisa)

Lisa

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?                

Hej! I’m Lisa, I am 24 years old and I’m a student at Universität Bremen. Last year I finished my bachelor’s degree in Sociology and I am currently working on my master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning.

What’s your Twitter account?

My private twitter account is @placetogo.

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

I am actually from Kalefeld, a tiny little village 50km north of Göttingen. After finishing school, me and my ex decided to move to Bremen since we were huge fans of Werder Bremen. Well, it didn’t quite work out with the boy, but I really fell in love with Bremen.

What do you like most of Bremen?

I really like the microcosms certain parts of Bremen have. You have everything you need around you within walking distance. And the water, oh I love the Weser! When I was a kid, my parents always used to take me on canoe rides and I kind of grew up at this river. Or even on it. And I like the roughness of the people when you first meet them, even though they are the most friendly persons ever. At least some of them.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

Fehrfeld 30! What’s behind this adress? Oh believe me, you’ll know once my week of curating is over.

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

1. Visiting the Osterdeich with my friends and a couple of cold beverages. At least in the summertime.

2. Drinking coffee at Unikum at the university. Best waitress in town!

3. Watching the trains leaving and passing the central station from my balcony. I am a huge fan of freighttrains. (That’s more like a personal to do obviously, since my balcony is not big enough for all of you I’m afraid.)

4. Seeing this little fellow at Berufsbildungswerk makes me smile every day.

5. Enjoying the best pinball machine there is at the Heartbreak Hotel.


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Week 19: @carolinhinz (Carolin)

Who are you and what are you doing in Bremen?

Hi, I’m Carolin, I am 31 years old and I’m working for the Bremen tourism board. So, one can say it’s my job to tell everyone how wonderful Bremen is 😉 And I love my job – and of course, Bremen. That’s why I founded this little project @Iam_Bremen and I’m more than happy that I myself have now the chance to curate this account.

In my spare time, I’m member of a choir and I’m trying to learn German Sign Language. I’m also a member of the pirate party. So, I’m always quite busy.

In this week, you will get to know all these sides of me and maybe even some more. Enjoy!

What’s your Twitter account?

My private account is @carolinhinz.

But I’m also in charge of some more accounts:
@bremenfuerlau – You want to go out but can’t afford it? We tell you where to go and what to do.
@bremenerleben – that’s the account of the Bremen Tourism Board.
@quartierbremen – I’m also working as a freelance press officer. That’s the account of this art project organization.
@smc_hb – this is the account of the Bremen chapter of the social media club.

You see, I’m quite busy on twitter 😉

Are you originally from Bremen? If not, what’s your story?

Well, I was born in Stendal and raised in a small town called Tangerhütte which is in Eastern Germany. I moved to Bremen in October 2000 for studying. After my studies I went on a world trip for six months. After this I came back to Bremen and got stucked here. I found a job I love and have people around me I love very much. So, there is no need to leave at this moment.

What do you like most of Bremen?

I like that you can go almost everywhere by bike. Everything in Bremen is close by and it’s really easy to get around. And I love the river Weser. In summer I do spend quite a lot of time on water since I’m a member of a dragon boat racing team. And I love the music of Bremen. There are more than 100 choirs in town and there is a concert nearly every day somewhere in the city.

What’s your favourite place in Bremen?

My favourite place in Bremen is my neighbourhood called “Findorff”. Quite a few Bremen tweeps are living here – so we call it “twitterdorff” 😉

Well, Findorff has lovely small shops and streets, a huge market and the “Bürgerpark” the biggest park in Bremen which also has a little zoo. And there is the “Café Glücklich” (happinez) which offers delicious homemade cakes and a cosy atmosphere. I can spend hours there.

What’s your top 5 list of things to do in Bremen?

1. Get a piece of cake in one of Bremen’s lovely cafés. One of the oldest and best ones is the “Konditorei Stecker” right across our pigs at Knochenhauerstraße.
2. Go on a bicycle tour in Blockland disctrict – Bremen’s farm area. Halfway on your tour you will get to Kaemena farmwhere you can eat tasty ice cream.
3. Dance out at a “Balkan Beat Party” in “Lila Eule” – a club in Bremen’s “Viertel”, the party area of Bremen. Have a drink in one of the nearby bars but be aware that you can get lost in the “Bermuda-Dreieck” (triangle).
4. Attend a concert at “Sendesaal Bremen” – the acoustic is just fabulous.
5. Explore “Überseestadt” – our new quarter. In this old harbor district a lot of new buildings are established. The area is changing every day. So every tour around “Überseestadt” is surprising.

All links to public profiles of me you can find here.


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All curators at a glance

Hey, the project is running quite well.

Now see this list of all curators in an overview. And be always invited to apply for being curator of @Iam_Bremen.

Week 1 – @jplusgo
Week 2 – @susannehayduk
Week 3 – @bkodenkt
Week 4: @mcreim
Week 5: @norbert_hayduk
Week 6: @hermann4000
Week 7: @uwelishes
Week 8: @soenkebusch
Week 9: @domoszal
Week 10: @moritz89
Week 11: @t_bbo_
Week 12: @pfefferminzkeks
Week 13: @nichaase
Week 14: @blogland_bremen
Week 15: @elibbremen
Week 16: @junk_f
Week 17: @nordfischbaby and @stadtmusikantin
Week 18: @neous
Week 19: @carolinhinz
Week 20: @placetogo
Week 21: @hilope
Week 22: @freakkearf
Week 23: @duigooo
Week 24: @UniBremen
Week 25: @rowe316
Week 26: @m1cha
Week 27: You?

Last updated: January 2 2013