A civilizational difference: Turkey fans vs. British fans… #ParisAttacks

Turkey fans boo minute’s silence for Paris victims Reuters.com – Nov 17, 4:08 PM ISTANBUL Turkish fans booed during the minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before their national team drew 0-0 with Greece in a friendly international soccer game on Tuesday. The mark of respect was observed at matches across Turkey … Read more

Literati roundup: A new book on Participatory culture… “Sci-Fi’s Hugo Awards and the Battle for Pop Culture’s Soul….

New book: Participatory Culture in a Networked Era by Henry Jenkins, Mimi Ito, and me!  apophenia In 2012, Henry Jenkins approached Mimi Ito and I with a crazy idea that he’d gotten from talking to the folks at Polity. Would we like to sit down and talk through our research and use that as the basis … Read more

“Selfie” is the word of the year… US Government Embraces Bitcoin in Hearing on Virtual Currency… Cyberculture agenda…

And the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Is … ‘Selfie’ Oxford Dictionaries announced “Selfie” as the international Word of the Year 2013, noting its frequency in the English language has increased by 17,000% since last year   The Online Dating Engine that Assesses Your Taste In the Opposite Sex (And Whether They Find You … Read more