Tag: social media

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 2

    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. […]

  • Rethinking How I Use Internet: 1

    This is not one of those “I hate social media” stuff. I actually owe a lot to social media and will continue using it. But not in a way that will consume all my energy and turn me into an angry beast, which means my old way of using it. Don’t know why but I’ve […]