I'm a researcher and educational media lab officer at the Faculty of Human Sciences, University der Bundeswehr, Munich. I have a deep interest in exploring how new technologies are changing language and education, for better and worse. My recently published book introduces a Critical Hypertext Analysis of Social Media. In this line of research I highlight inter alia qualities and criteria that are prototypically assigned to electronic discourse to reveal how software-based agents affect the form and content of media messages. Building on this, my new line of research aims at disclosing how this theory can be used to bring about practical effects in literacy training and (language) education.