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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
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)
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
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
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?
There are some new and good things coming out of all of the mess we’re in. Quaranzine is one of them. A small, weekly PDF zine with a special topic for every issue. First one was panic, latest one is boredom. From the Gumroad page: A weekly zine born out of quarantine—from the Bay Area … Read more Quaranzine
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
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?
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