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
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Here it is. This is probably one of the most important interviews I did for several reasons. First one is definitely the group of people I’m in. Most of them are people I’ve been following and admiring their work for a long time. That’s why you should definitely read all of them and thank Jillian … Read more My Interview in “Speaking Freely”
Reporting from #1000mphClub. That was quite a 24-hour run. One live radio show plus two extra episodes recorded me as a guest yesterday evening. Today gave two trainings at NLTR Academy from 9:30 to 17:00. Now headed back home. There’s still a NewsLabTurkey newsletter to be finished tonight. Now taking couple notes for my personal … Read more STATUS – 29.02.2020
Surprise book from the mail. Recently supported the crowdfunding project by Teyit and this was one of the gifts for the support. Arrival of new books always makes me happy. Teyit is a great fact-checking organization from Turkey and their crowdfunding project was a special series of reporting on anti-vaxxers and other bullshit/conspiracy theories on … Read more From the Mail – 31.01.2020