Category: Rethinking the Internet

  • It’s People All the Way Down

    It’s People All the Way Down

    Once again, we’re talking about moving from one major social media platform to other alternatives. This time, it’s because Elon Musk, one of the main villains of the comic book we live in, bought Twitter and everyone is pretty much sure that things will only get worse from here on. I agree with this observation and […]

  • What Really Matters Online

    What Really Matters Online

    Since the early days of July, I’ve been thinking so much about my online experience and the need for some radical changes. There was, and still are, multiple reasons behind this. But a surprising coincidence helped me to clear my head. On August 7th, I’ve published the 200th issue of the Turkish newsletter about media, […]

  • Adventures in Building a Library Catalog

    Introduction Some time ago, I wrote about the problems with Goodreads and how StoryGraph can be a good alternative for many. This is something I’m really interested because most of what I do is about books and because of my ADHD brain, not being able to track the books I have causes quite unique problems […]

  • Why I Keep Coming Back to Blogging

    This is part of one of the blog chains here, titled “Rethinking the Internet” but instead of using numbered titles, I have decided to continue with unique ones. If you’re someone who writes or reads online, you know that newsletters are the hot trend for a while. While I totally understand why it’s so popular […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 8

    Goodreads today looks and works much as it did when it was launched. The design is like a teenager’s 2005 Myspace page: cluttered, random and unintuitive. Books fail to appear when searched for, messages fail to send, and users are flooded with updates in their timelines that have nothing to do with the books they […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 7

    On most of what people call “the internet” I’m somewhere between lurker and behind the locked accounts. I want to draw more solid lines on that but maybe what I need is just going with the flow and seeing where it’s going to take me. What I’m actually thinking about lately is actually my newsletter. […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 6

    It’s been a while since I wrote in this blogchain. And during this time, I relapsed quite a bit. Especially after all the events going around the world. But this is a good time (at least for time) to restart this conversation. The main thing is, for many different reasons, what many people consider as […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 5

    Decided to experiment on my social media use: I’ll be giving most of the control to the automation for a while. It’s not that I’m trying to go Hard Waldenponding. (Thanks for pointing that term out Warren.) But instead, taking a step back during the adjustment process. Because that’s what I need right now. With […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 4

    Do you ever feel tired just by using internet, mostly the social media platforms? Not sure when it started but I’m feeling tired every time I check social media in the way they designed. With algorithmic timeline, not filtered, filled with “personalized recommendations” and advertisement. Still not sure which part contributes that tiredness the most […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 3

    One thing I think bothers me most about all those social media platforms and its usage is the fact that it turned many people obsessed with numbers and they started to think about almost everything based on those meaningless analytics data. For example, one of the Turkish musicians which I like recently did something really […]