Posts Tagged ‘Blogging stuff’

Sesawe offers tools to circumvent web censorship

In Cyberculture on December 7, 2009 at 16:49

I had stopped shortly in a blogger/new media training session last Friday, that focused on Eurasian bloggers and new media people. You can check their work here:

Eurasian Stories | Digital Stories from Eurasia

and videos made in the workshop:

I have met Eric who is in charge of a website called Sesawe. This site offers great tools and recommendations to circumvent web censorship. In their site:

Where sesawe matters:

Yemen Egypt Syria Cambodia Kyrgyzstan Moldova
France North Korea Kazakhstan Morocco Sri Lanka China
Saudia Arabia Ethiopia Turkey Belarus Thailand Sudan


My brief notes from Eric’s speech: Read the rest of this entry »

Europe has a religious symbol crisis, too

In European Economy, European Parliament, Islam in Europe, State of Europe on November 7, 2009 at 15:00
A crucifix hangs on a wall map of Europe in a school classroom ...

A crucifix hangs on a wall map of Europe in a school classroom in Rome November 3, 2009. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Italian schools should remove crucifixes from classroom walls, saying their presence could disturb children who were not Christians.The decision is likely to provoke a controversy in Italy, which is deeply attached to its Roman Catholic roots.REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Dissecting Europe’s crucifix conflict

from by euro topics

On 3 November the European court of human rights ruled that crucifixes in classrooms violate the religious freedom of schoolchildren. Representatives from politics and the church roundly condemn the judgement, while many media welcome the decision. The Iberian, Maltese and Italian press react Read the rest of this entry »

Erkan is attending World Blogging Forum

In Cyberculture, Erkan's habitus on November 3, 2009 at 12:32
I am honored to be invited as a guest speaker to World Blogging Forum that will take place in Bucharest, Romania (9-12 November 2009). I am excited to meet some of the great bloggers. In fact, I feel like an amateur among them but that’s all right. I will happy to meet them. Mihaela is doing a great job in organizational matters. If only I can drag my ass to the consulate and get my visa, I will be flying next week to Bucharest… I will do it, I know!

A little warning to my readers

In Erkan's habitus on November 3, 2009 at 02:11

found at super-models-enter-rehab

I am experimenting with a new ad system which I will categorize under “sponsored posts”. In order to finance a little bit of ever increasing expenses… I hope you don’t mind. I don’t think this will make a change at all in my overall blogging style…

Updates in Erkan’s Field Diary

In Announcements on October 6, 2009 at 07:28

new LINKS pages:



BJK and Football Links

Cool links

new ABOUT pages:

Erkan in Media


Erkan’s CV


Erkan and Web 2.o

Warning! Erkan is working on a new design

In Uncategorized on October 1, 2009 at 08:27

last update: 01 October 2009

post-service settlement -Part III

Since I had become a free man again, one of the most productive things I am working on is the new design. I am just too happy with WordPress and the new theme. All goodies like ratings, or statistics, or taggins are other benefits. It seems that it works smoothly. I still have some transfer work to do but that’s all right. The static pages are also good. I will try to give news in blog posts whenever there are updates in Pages. So far, the blog has these pages: Read the rest of this entry »

News roundups end today

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2009 at 12:00

As of today, I end up collecting news links. I have 10 days before the Service begins and I am overwhelmed with other things to do. It was a pleasure for me but that roundup service cannot be done any more. I have still some saved stuff, I will offer them in these days. And I will also offer you the list of all the sites and blogs I followed for the news in parts…

Here comes the party… Erkan’s Field Diary presents the 750,000th Visit Party!

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2009 at 19:57


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“Trial of Pirate Bay website opens…

In Cyberculture on February 17, 2009 at 14:03
Pirate Bay in wikipedia…
Pirate Bay co-founders Gottfrid Svartholm (L) and Peter Sunde ...

Pirate Bay co-founders Gottfrid Svartholm (L) and Peter Sunde arrive for their trial at Stockholm’s city court February 16, 2009. Pirate Bay co-founders Svartholm, Sunde, Fredrik Neij and Carl Lundstrom were charged by a Swedish prosecutor with conspiracy to break copyright law and being an accessory. (Bertil Ericson/Scanpix Sweden

Trial of Pirate Bay website opens in Stockholm

The most notorious and defiant individuals in the world of online file sharing, charged with facilitating copyright infringement, have entered not guilty pleas

Pirate Bay trial in Stockholm: Day 1

By Cory Doctorow on Copyfight

Wired’s Threat Level blog has coverage from the first day of the trial of the creators of the Pirate Bay, the huge torrent-tracker based in Stockholm. It’s a sold out event, with scalpers selling tickets (!) outside the court.

Stormy waters

How The Pirate Bay sailed into file-sharing infamy

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A report on Turkish bloggers

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2009 at 13:13

I stumbled upon a report that outlines the profile of Turkish bloggers. At this level, it is all about statistics and unfortunately it is in Turkish. But I guess graphs and tables might give you an idea?… It depends on a survey that took place between 1 December 2008- 15 January 2009. 717 bloggers attended the survey…