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Danah Boyd int. in the Guardian, Facebook and activism and more..

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2009 at 10:28

One of the most prominent scholar on youth and social networking sites, Danah Boyd, is interviewed in the Guardian..

Danah Boyd: ‘People looked at me like I was an alien’

Microsoft researcher Danah Boyd talks about social networking, young people and how the web is more private than your home

What the New Facebook Privacy Rules Mean for Activists

from DigiActive.org by Mary Joyce

Yesterday Facebook enacted a new set of privacy rules, the purpose of which is to expand the information which all users share, making it “easier for you to find and connect with the people you’re looking for.”  However, according to a great analysis by the  Electronic Frontier Foundation:

4G network comes to Scandinavia

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Swedish and Norwegian mobile users could be among the first to use a fourth-generation (4G) mobile network.

Translated.by: crowdsourced volunteer translations to Eastern Euro languages

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While Turkish authorities attempt to increase control on Internet, they will face European court on YouTube ban!

In Uncategorized on December 1, 2009 at 09:00

Someone should advise the government about the nature of web. In fact, the ruling party invests more on the web campaigns than all other ones. But in case of governmentality issues related to web, I haven’t seen any innovative ideas so far… Despite AKP’s great attempts on democratization, nothing happens on the Web scene. Unfortunately, it is quiet conservative when it comes to Web.

There have recently been two news about what Turkish authorities are up to: to create a Google rival and to start an email surveillance from the birth (all news below). While they play with these idiotic plans, a group of Turkish internet users had a creative idea and decided to take to YouTube ban to ECHR. Congratulations! I will try to get news about those users soon. Read the rest of this entry »

“EU institutions on Twitter

In State of Europe on November 25, 2009 at 16:38

EU institutions on Twitter

from EU Pundit by Andis Kaulins

EU institutions on Twitter

The E.U. as a surveillance society,

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Anthony Barnett

For the first time the EU wide moves towards a surveillance society and a database state set out in all their appalling glory. A major report has recently been published NeoConOpticon. It has its own webpage . The authors, with Ban Hayes of Statewatch in the lead, have put together the military and the domestic aspects of the European Security Research Programme.

Berlusconi is ‘rock star of 2009’

Italy’s PM Silvio Berlusconi has been named ‘rock star of the year’ by his country’s Rolling Stone magazine. Read the rest of this entry »

ComScore report’s Turkey section…

In Cyberculture on November 14, 2009 at 19:04

Webrazzi analysesthe ComScore report’s Turkey section (in Turkish). I quote the statistics from the report…

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Day 2 at the World Blogging Forum

In Cyberculture, Erkan travels on November 11, 2009 at 10:19

It seems that there is LIVE free coverage at the moment. We are notified that Azeri bloggers are actually sentenced today:(

Our session begins now… Online journalism…

Last updated: 16:30

Pre-conference notes. It is very likely that I will not able to see Bucharest at all. Except the route from the hotel to the Parliament Palace. We stay all day in the conference hall. I don’t really mind though. If only I could get the Romanian dailies to add to my newspaper collection, my mission will be completed:)

Pork is very dominant in Romanian food. That means I am a little malnourished in terms of proteins (!) Well, I don’t eat pork. A Turkish hypocricy. I consume alcohol but not pork. Anyway, the conference is about to start… Today I am presenting sometime between 14-16. Today there seems to be a shift in focus: more about what can be done with blogging politically and financially then dealing with oppressive regimes…

As of now, I am done with my presentation. Today’s lunch was non-pork (!) and i relieved and happy. Read the rest of this entry »

A success day for Turkish cybersphere

In Blogroll, Cyberculture, Journalism on October 30, 2009 at 15:22

Web based Turkish  journalism sites’ representatives were invited to Presidential reception for the Republic’s 86th anniversary yesterday as note here.

A list of invitees:

Haber3.com

Aktif Haber

En Son Haber
Gazeteport
Haber7
HABERTÜRK
haberciler.com
Haber Vitrini

Haber X

İnternethaber

MEDYATAVA
Sonsayfa
Süper Poligon
Türk Time

 

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