Rethinking How I Use Internet: 8

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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 … Read more

Sosyalkafa’da Özgür Hocamı Andık

11 Temmuz, benim için çok önemli insanlardan birisi olan ve “Özgür Hocam” olarak andığım Özgür Uçkan’ın ölümünün beşinci yıldönümüydü. Bunun anısında 17 Temmuz akşamı Sosyalkafa ve Türk-İ ortaklığında çok değerli bir canlı yayın gerçekleştirildi. Özgür Uçkan’ın ailesi ve eski arkadaşlarının yanı sıra internet aktivizmi ve hak mücadelesi alanında beraber çalıştığı birçok isim de yayına katıldı … Read more

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

Start Select Reset Zine #001: Your Attention is Sovereign

Jay (previously) has a new digital zine out, which includes his writings and podcast transcriptions about the internet, social media and attention economy. He talks about many things such as multitasking, how we’re using our devices, productivity and how he changed his social media use and more. I’ve finished it in one sitting and already … Read more

#CoveringClimateNow Week is Here

From the project website: Our initiative includes more than 250 outlets worldwide, and dozens of institutional and independent partners, with a combined audience of more than 1 billion people. From September 15-23, our partners have committed to emphasizing climate stories. The goal is to maximize coverage of the climate crisis and its impacts in the … Read more

Revisiting “The Manfred Macx Media Diet”

Just like books or movies, I also have a list of blog posts which I regularly reread and think about it. I think Warren Ellis’ “The Manfred Macx Media Diet” is at the top of my list. Not sure how many times I’ve read that post. One thing that makes this post special for me … Read more

Men. Abuse. Trauma. | Philosophy Tube

Olly from PhilosophyTube was one of my favorite YouTube channels for a while and especially does brilliant works for a while. This one I think is something really big for him and everyone who’s watching. Talking about trauma through his personal experience and philosophy is something hard to do. It probably gets much harder when … Read more

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 4

This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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 … Read more

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 2

This entry is part 2 of 8 in the series Rethinking the Internet

There are many things that drives me away from social media, especially from Twitter. One of those is the fact that, from my perspective, social media kills conversation and replaces it with stats (likes, RTs…). This tweet from Jay (her account is one of my favorites on Twitter btw) made me think about this more. … Read more