Cyberculture agenda: According to Phil Ross “Social Media Predicted Donald Trump’s Victory When Few Polls Did”

Social Media Predicted Donald Trump’s Victory When Few Polls Did  All Facebook Only three days ago, the U.S. and the rest of the world were counting down the hours to a decisive Hillary Clinton victory on Election Day. The campaign infrastructure Clinton had assembled, like her performances during the debates, was the epitome of thorough preparation and … Read more

Journalism agenda: “5 trends to watch in mobile-first news…

5 trends to watch in mobile-first news by Alli Shultes As mobile audiences continue to grow, keep an eye on these five trends emerging from research by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism Digital journalists, online crowds and training social media first responders First Draft News by Verification Junkie In the immediate aftermath of … Read more

Deputies and journalists are directly targeted as Amnesty warns ” Turkish army operations ‘beginning to resemble collective punishment’…

Amnesty: Turkish army operations ‘beginning to resemble collective punishment’ The Turkish military operations backed by curfews in the country’s southeast have begun to resemble “collective punishment,” Amnesty International said on Jan. 20 Top EU official calls for ceasefire, return to Kurdish peace process EU Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn has called for an … Read more

As of yesterday, 25 women including 3 female politicians, 44 children killed in Turkey’s Kurdish cities…

Number of killed mentioned here in Turkish. 50 dead still await to be buried in Sur, Cizre and Silopi. 3 Politician Women Killed in Silopi  Bianet :: English Three politician women who were killed as trying to get to Yeşilyurt neighborhood from Karşıyaka neighborhood in Silopi have been determined as DBP PM Seve Demir, KJA member … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians…”reverse searching Google images on your phone, “Rise of smart cities…

Twitter’s 136-Page Handbook for Politicians  Social Media Today by Sarah Snow An NPR article recently reveals that Twitter “has a very special handbook just for people running for elected office. And it’s 136 pages long.” Use this link to reverse search Google images on your phone The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Google’s reverse image search is one … Read more

Global call for Detained VICE News Journalists in Turkey…

Global Rights Groups Call for Turkey to Release Detained VICE News Journalists VICE News – Aug 30, 12:25 PM Global rights groups have issued calls seeking the immediate release of four journalists working for VICE News who have been detained in Turkey since Thursday without being charged. Turkish authorities took British journalists Jake Hanrahan and … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: 10 major tech conferences in 2015….. Ethan Zuckerman pieces on Global Voices Summit

  10 tech conferences around the world to attend in 2015 The Next Web by Ashley Hefnawy Ashley Hefnawy is an associate editor for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been reprinted with permission. Sexual insecurities found in Google search results  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Seth Stephens-Davidowitz continues … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Now another hostage in kosher grocery in Paris while two murderers are holed up…

Armed man takes hostage in kosher grocery in Paris: source Fresh shooting broke out in eastern Paris on Friday, with reports that an armed man had taken a hostage at a kosher grocery store, a source told AFP. Charlie Hebdo massacre survivors start work on new issue Surviving employees of Charlie Hebdo that lost its top staff … Read more

Mayor of Tekirdağ boycotts Coca Cola, Fanta served instead…

That’s how it works here in Turkey… They do not seem to know that both drinks belong to same company… Pro-AKP circles started a campaign to boycott Israeli products and their first product to boycott is Coca Cola. Although the latter is not an Israeli company, they believe that Coca Cola “helps” Israel. Thus comes the boycott. … Read more

Funeral Day for Berkin Elvan. #BerkinElvanÖlümsüzdür

After a day of demonstrations and clashes now comes the funeral for Berkin Elvan. Like in the early days of Gezi Resistance, there is this tangible feeling of courage, righteousness, and anger. I hear that police forces yesterday were are not only violence but also rude, there are many cases where police makes fun of … Read more

“At Least 35 Dead in New Violence in Kiev… #euromaidan

At Least 35 Dead in New Violence in Kiev Deadly clashes erupted in the Ukrainian capital Kiev early Thursday morning, with at least 35 protesters confirmed dead by Mashable, many from gunshot wounds. The spasm of violence shattered a truce called late Wednesday night by opposition members and the president. Deadly violence shatters Ukraine truce as EU … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Journalist (@murataksoy) from pro-government daily fired over TV comments…

Journalist from pro-government daily fired over TV comments Daily Yeni Şafak’s columnist and interviewer Murat Aksoy was sacked after daring to criticize the government’s handling of the graft scandal on TV The new draft bill on internet will deepen the internet censorship,? advocate Koç told biane   Vimeo Banned in Turkey   Vimeo, one of … Read more

The biggest single reported police shakeup in Turkey last night: Nearly 600 replaced in Ankara… A roundup…

Hundreds of Turkish police removed from posts   Shakeup follows corruption investigation which saw detention of politicians’ sons and businesspeople close to government About 350 Turkish police officers have been removed from their posts in Ankara overnight, CNN Turk said, in the biggest single reported police shakeup since a corruption investigation rocked the government last … Read more

5 police chiefs sacked in the corruption case. #TarihiYolsuzlukveRüşvetSkandalı

Erdoğan moves to save his apparently corrupt ministers…  Turkish police chiefs sacked after ministers’ sons detained Heads of five departments in Istanbul police force dismissed a day after scores of arrests in corruption inquiry Five Turkish police commissioners were sacked a day after the sons of cabinet ministers and prominent businessmen close to the prime minister were … Read more

The grudge continues: Another provocation in a Beşiktaş Game.

While, Police intervene in group commemorating killed proterters in Gezi Park, A Kasımpaşaspor fan in guise of being a BJK fan, entered the pitch and attacked a Beşiktaş player… Kasımpaşa is close to Taksim and known to be PM Tayyip Erdoğan’s negihbourhood. The club is owned by a group of businessmen whose wealth increased rapidly during AKP … Read more