The Need for Private Digital Places

Today Jay Owens wrote a really good Twitter thread on the problems of blaming private social places like Facebook and WhatsApp groups for everything. Which already explains so many of those problems but I want to focus on two specific sides of it. One of them is the fact that those who claim that private … Read more The Need for Private Digital Places

How I Work Right Now (June 2020)

I’m always interested in reading how people work, what type of workflows they have. It’s probably because for so long I felt like I didn’t really have one or the ones I tried didn’t stick with me too long. Now I know why that was the case but it deserves its own post (spoilers: it … Read more How I Work Right Now (June 2020)

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 7

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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. … Read more Rethinking How I Use Internet: 7

Talking About “End of Capitalism” at Recovery Con

Let’s start thinking about how we can make the world better as we move from pandemic and quarantine into whatever comes next. Recovery Con is something Willow decided to give it a shot around the end of March, when it was clear that we’re in this for the long run. It’s going to be all … Read more Talking About “End of Capitalism” at Recovery Con

Welcome to the New Bleak… What Now?

This is the sentence that’s been circling inside my head for a while now. Not that I was thinking that everything was going great so far —hell, I call the things I’m writing and thinking about “weird and deadly interesting” so no rose-tinted glasses here. But it’s clear that we took a huge step towards … Read more Welcome to the New Bleak… What Now?

Late Capitalism with A Smile

There are some photos which has a weird effect on you. Half of you wants to write thousands of words about it but your other half is just speechless. Here’s one of those: Another one if you need a close-up: There’s so much to unpack in these photos: care packages for elderly delivered in boxes … Read more Late Capitalism with A Smile

From Useful Idiots to Useful Facts: What Is Behind the Fake News Debate?

My first major academic publication is available now. It’s a book chapter written by me and Sarphan Uzunoğlu, titled “From Useful Idiots to Useful Facts: What Is Behind the Fake News Debate?”. It’s part of the book Information Nightmare: Fake News, Manipulation and Post-Truth Politics in the Digital Age, edited by Tirşe Erbaysal Filibeli. Here’s … Read more From Useful Idiots to Useful Facts: What Is Behind the Fake News Debate?

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 6

This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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 … Read more Rethinking How I Use Internet: 6