A success day for Turkish cybersphere

Web based Turkish  journalism sites’ representatives were invited to Presidential reception for the Republic’s 86th anniversary yesterday as note here.

A list of invitees:


Aktif Haber

En Son Haber
Haber Vitrini

Haber X


Süper Poligon
Türk Time


A roundup on journalism and cyberculture follows:

Why the Future of Online Speech Depends on Net Neutrality

from MediaShift

Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission announced it was seeking public input on draft rules that would codify and supplement existing Internet openness principles. This was another chapter in the ongoing “Net neutrality” debate.


Original photo by http://www.flickr.com/photos/talayeh/Some 19% of internet users now say they use Twitter or another service to share updates about themselves, or to see updates about others. This represents a significant increase over previous surveys in December 2008 and April 2009, when 11% of internet users said they use a status-update service.

Three groups of internet users are mainly responsible for driving the growth of this activity: social network website users, mobile internet users (those go online with a laptop, mp3 player, game console, or other device), and young adults under age 44.

The report has garnered a lot of attention, some of it focused on the question we use to measure this activity: “Do you ever use Twitter or another service to share updates about yourself or to see updates about others?” In response, we have published a commentary discussing our choices in question wording and the challenges of measuring a rapidly changing industry.

6 Reasons Why You Need to Consider Email is a Communication Strategy on Your Blog

from ProBlogger Blog Tips by Darren Rowse

10 Small Business Social Media Marketing Tips

from Mashable! by Ross Kimbarovsky

PubCamp Examines New Models, Philosophy for Public Media

from MediaShift


“Public Broadcasting has a future and its all about YOU,” tweeted Jonathan Coffman at the close of this weekend’s bustling Public Media Camp.


Top 10 Websites to Get Internet Usage Statistics

from Daily Blog Tips by Daniel Scocco

Sooner or later most of us need to collect some Internet statistics. Maybe it is for your homework, maybe it is for a market research you are doing for a project, maybe it is just out of curiosity. Over the years I came across several websites that provide these stats, and I decided to list the best ones in this post.


The Rhetoric of MySpace vs. Facebook

from DML Central by Alex Halavais
The Rhetoric of MySpace vs. Facebook Blog Image

From Eszter Hargittai’s scholarship to more recent work by marketing analytics firms, we know that race and socio-economic status shape MySpace and Facebook usage. Yet, it is the rhetoric used by participants that highlights how these distinctions play out.  In an upcoming paper entitled “White Flight in Networked Publics?” (to be published in Lisa Nakamura and Peter Chow-White’s upcoming anthology on Race and Digital Technology), I map out the language used by teenagers – and, to a lesser degree, adults – to explain the divisions between MySpace and Facebook.

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