A video: “How This Building Powers the Internet”

One Wilshire Boulevard is a nondescript office building in Downtown LA, but it’s the world’s largest carrier hotel, housing major telecom and internet companies. 00:01 One Wilshire Boulevard is the most expensive commercial real estate in the US due to its position as a carrier hotel. 01:50 One Wilshire is the world’s most connected building … Read more

Video: Google and Amazon are now in the oil business – A #Cyberculture roundup…

Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are teaming up with Big Oil to squeeze more oil and gas out of the ground using machine learning technology. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Sources: Brian Merchant (Gizmodo) https://gizmodo.com/how-google-micros… Christopher M. Matthews (Wall Street Journal) https://www.wsj.com/articles/silicon-… Matt Novak (Gizmodo) https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/artic… Kasia Tokarska Daniel Civitarese Ghassan AlRegib – https://ghassanalregib.info/ Google, Microsoft, … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “Why You Should Be Getting Paid for Your Data | NYT Opinion

Why You Should Be Getting Paid for Your Data | NYT Opinion Computer scientist and futurist Jaron Lanier has a plan to fix the internet. This Silicon Valley maverick has a radical vision for how we can all earn money from our data. Every time you click on a website — yes, even that ad … Read more

Journalism agenda: In 2016 Mobile continues its takeover…

The State of the News Media 2016: Mobile continues its takeover  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman Facebook, Snapchat, and other social platforms have dominated conversations around journalism over the past year. While publishers have flocked to tools like Facebook Live, Instant Articles, and Snapchat Discover to reach new audiences, they’ve also worried about changing revenue … Read more

Türkiye’den Başarılı Olabilecek bir E-Reader Projesi: #Calibro by @babilcom

Türkiye’den Başarılı Olabilecek bir E-Reader Projesi: Calibro İlk e-reader’ım olan Sony Reader’ı alalı 7 yıl oldu. Sonrasında 3 tane e-reader modeli daha elime geçti. En sonra olarak da denemek üzere gönderilen Calibro cihazıyla tanıştım. Sony Reader’ımdan bahsedeceğim kendime özgü nedenlerden dolayı hala vazgeçmiş değilim ama zaten üretimi durduğu için yeni arayışlar kaçınılmaz.   Okuyucuya bir … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: EFF Surveillance Self-Defense; Open Access Week, ISIL Social Media Guide….

EFF Relaunches Surveillance Self-Defense  EFF.org Updates by Jillian York We’re thrilled to announce the relaunch of Surveillance Self-Defense (SSD), our guide to defending yourself and your friends from digital surveillance by using encryption tools and developing appropriate privacy and security practices. The site launches today in English, Arabic, and Spanish, with more languages coming soon. The Younger … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Pirates Become Biggest Political Party in Local Czech Election…”Laura Poitras on the Crypto Tools..”

The FBI Director’s Evidence Against Encryption Is Pathetic  The Intercept by Dan Froomkin FBI Director James Comey gave a speech Thursday about how cell-phone encryption could lead law enforcement to a “very dark place” where it “misses out” on crucial evidence to nail criminals. To make his case, he cited four real-life examples — examples that … Read more

Literati roundup: A Wired discussion on Dystopian Sci-Fi……..

Stop Writing Dystopian Sci-Fi—It’s Making Us All Fear Technology  Wired Top Stories No, Dystopian Sci-Fi Isn’t Bad for Society. We Need It More Than Ever  Wired Top Stories Dystopian fiction is a warning, and if it makes people pay attention, then good— 15 Sci-Fi Books That Predicted the Future Mashable! by Andrea Romano Sci-fi writers are really … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: ” Twitter dethrones Facebook as the best tech company to work for…

  Edward Snowden’s Statement to FP on His Selection as a Global Thinker Glassdoor: Twitter dethrones Facebook as the best tech company to work for, ending three-year streak Career website Glassdoor today released its sixth annual Employees? Choice Awards, a list of the 50 best places to work for in the coming year. Twitter was … Read more

Jeff Bezos pays a visit to The Washington Post’s newsroom…

Jeff Bezos says The Washington Post can be successful if it adopts Amazon?s business philosophies Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has given his first interview since acquiring The Washington Post for $250 million. Speaking with (not surprisingly) a reporter from The Washington Post, Bezos said he would run the newspaper with the same strategy … Read more

Amme hizmetlerine devam: Akademisyenler için birkaç çevrimiçi araç?

Akademisyenler için birkaç çevrimiçi araç?  Twitter araçlarından sonra yeni bir araç listesiyle geldik:  Aslına her araç akademisyenlerin de işine yarayabilir. Yine de özellikle yarayabileceğini düşündüğüm birkaç şeyi sıralayayım. Çevrimiçi akademik kimliğinizi inşa ederken, bir yayın yaptığınızda naparsınız? Öncelikle kendinize ait sitenizi güncelleyin: http://erkansaka.net/about-2/erkans-cv Sonra hızla büyüyen akademik ağ olan Academia.edu’da güncelleme yapın. Hatta telif hakkına … Read more

More Journalism debates with Amazon’s purchase of The Washington Post. Another roundup…

  The Post?s sale is a family matter When The Washington Post Writers Group came courting several years ago, inviting me to join the company?s syndicate, I remember well the pitch: We?re a family.   The Maven of Long-Term Planning As speculations surface for what we should be seeing out of The Washington Post under … Read more

Hell yeah! WordPress Is 10 Years Old

WordPress Is Now 10 Years Old Ten years ago today, the first public release of WordPress became available. Initially started as a fork of the little-known blogging platform b2/Cafelog, WordPress has grown to be the largest CMS in the world, powering an astounding 18% of the web   WordPress is 10 years old today: Here?s … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: “Amazon employees stage second one-day strike in Germany, Samsung Galaxy S4 vs HTC One…

Amazon employees stage second one-day strike in Germany over pay and working conditions Amazon employees working at a distribution center in Leipzig, Germany are staging a second strike today over their wages and benefits packages. HOW TO: Avoid Facebook Scams Scams are all over Facebook. There are stories telling users that Facebook will end on … Read more