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

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 5

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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 … Read more Rethinking How I Use Internet: 5

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 Revisiting “The Manfred Macx Media Diet”

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 4

This entry is part 4 of 7 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: 4

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 3

This entry is part 3 of 7 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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 … Read more Rethinking How I Use Internet: 3

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 2

This entry is part 2 of 7 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 Rethinking How I Use Internet: 2

Rethinking How I Use Internet: 1

This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Rethinking the Internet

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 … Read more Rethinking How I Use Internet: 1