#Cyberculture agenda: ” use of videos in Digital Diplomacy…”How Twitter’s Feed Algorithm Works…

On the use of videos in Digital Diplomacy Exploring Digital Diplomacy by Ilan Manor Images & Diplomacy Images have traditionally played an important role in diplomacy. For instance, paintings were often used to bare testimony to diplomatic summits and conferences. Such is the case with Gerard ter Borch’s painting of the treaty of Munster. Additionally, political … Read more

Erdoğan says Turkey may join Shanghai Five, China and Russia seem to be positive about that…

Turkey’s retreat from the West continues… President Erdoğan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said China says it would consider Turkey membership of Shanghai bloc … Read more

Document: UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to his visit to Turkey, 14-18 November 2016…

Preliminary conclusions and observations by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to his visit to Turkey, 14-18 November 2016 ohchr.org   ANKARA (18 November 2016) – At the invitation of the Government, I spent this week in Turkey to examine the protection and promotion of the freedom of … Read more

As elections are near, Government plays the war card: “Number of Turkish fighter jets on Syria border breaks record” #TurkeyElections

Number of Turkish fighter jets on Syria border breaks record From two to six Turkish F-16s have been patrolling the Syrian border recently, but Turkey’s Chief of Staff announced that the number was increased to 10 on May 19 FROM DEMİRTAŞ TO ERDOĞAN: “We Will Bring Each Coin You Spent in Meetings to Account”  Bianet :: English … Read more

Filiz Taylan Yüzak (@ftaylanyuzak): İngiltere’de Göçmenlik Halleri Tiyatro Perdesine de Yansıdı

07.12.2014   İngiltere’de Göçmenlik Halleri Tiyatro Perdesine de Yansıdı Dün akşam Londra’da 1999 tarihli “East is East” (Doğu Doğu’dur) adlı İngiliz filminin aynı adlı tiyatro uyarlamasını seyrettim. Oyunun dramla komediyi ustaca harmanladığını söylemek sanırım doğru olur. Öykü 1970’li yılların İngiltere’sinde geçiyor. Vakt-i zamanında Pakistan’dan göçmüş George ve aslen İrlandalı, beyaz İngiliz eşi Ella altı çocuklarıyla (Tarık, … Read more

Freedom House (@freedomhousedc) releases Freedom on the Net 2014 report… Cyberculture agenda…

Report link here Turkey partly free ************** Angela Merkel calls for end to net neutrality Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The German Chancellor — whose party is closely aligned with the telcoms sector — says she wants a two-tier Internet; on the “fast” Internet, carriers will be allowed to slow down access to services that haven’t paid … Read more

Look how green Taksim Square has just become… Istanbul news roundup…

AKP’s Municipal aesthetics.   Report: İstanbul faces ecological disaster due to airport construction Today’s Zaman The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government’s project to build a third airport in İstanbul, for which 70 ponds in the city are being emptied,   Traffic nearly paralyzed outsideİstanbul before Eid ul-Fitr Today’s Zaman Traffic was nearly paralyzed … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Russia’s Anti-Blogger Law… International Day Against DRM…

3 Ways Big Data Is Going To Be Used Against You In The Future Stanford Center for Internet and Society Date published: May 6, 2014 Fast Company “”I worry that profitable organizations will use big data to disadvantage consumers,” Calo adds. “Intimate knowledge of consumers coupled with being able design every aspect of interaction–that?s going to … Read more

FP blog explains: “What Makes a Sex Shop Halal?…………. A literati roundup…

  What Makes a Sex Shop Halal? Responding to apparent pent-up demand for tacky bachelorette parties, the 38-year old Turkish entrepreneur Haluk Murat Demirel has opened the country’s first halal (permissible in Islam) sex shop online. It’s not the first such enterprise in the world — successful predecessors can be found in such varied locales … Read more

Gaddafi murders continue in Libya, Bastille Day in Egypt

  2011-03-06 [UPDATE] Bastille Day in #Egypt, Egyptians Storm Secret Service, US Secretary of Defense, Gates En Route; #Amndawala Leaks launches on Facebook and Twitter from WL Central by carwin biloquist 2011-03-05 Bahrain Clashes Last Night in Hamad Town, Unconfirmed rpts of Pro-Gov ‘Thugs’ with Al Qaeda flag threatening residents. What is happening in Libya … Read more

UNICEF aid info for Pakistan

Bağış için bizi arayın (0312-290 33 13 ya da 0212-252 52 22) Banka Hesap Numaralarımız Türkiye İş Bankası Ank. Çankaya Şubesi Şube Kodu: 4238 1006 TL 1007 $ 1008 ? IBANTR740006400000142380001006TL TR090006400000242380001007$ TR790006400000242380001008?   Both the state and society are mobilizing to send aid to disaster stricken Pakistan…

Cyber roundup: Facebook in trouble in Pakistan, Google introduces its TV etc..

Announcing Google TV: TV meets web. Web meets TV.

from The Official Google Blog by A Googler

If there?s one entertainment device that people know and love, it?s the television. In fact, 4 billion people across the world watch TV and the average American spends five hours per day in front of one*. Recently, however, an increasing amount of our entertainment experience is coming from our phones and computers. One reason is that these devices have something that the TV lacks: the web. With the web, finding and accessing interesting content is fast and often as easy as a search. But the web still lacks many of the great features and the high-quality viewing experience that the TV offers.

Google TV

from Google Blogoscoped by Philipp Lenssen

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Turkish Foreign Policy roundup.

More moves on the Eastern front…

EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject ...

EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan during a meeting in Tehran October 27, 2009.

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