Cyberculture agenda: Report says “Autocratic regimes systematically deny internet access to opposition ethnic groups

I guess not only to ethnic groups but all opponents in some countries…  Autocratic regimes systematically deny internet access to opposition ethnic groups  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow In Digital discrimination: Political bias in Internet service provision across ethnic groups (Sci-hub mirror), a new paper in Science, political scientists from the University of Konstanz and elsewhere document … Read more

Online Tools for my Students. Part I- the 3rd Edition.

Well,  it was time again to update a list of online tools I rely on. The second part will not be edited again as it was a collection of tools links I have found during my never ending web surfs and did not actually try most of them….and I hopefully I will post the 3rd … Read more

Need for a crowdsourcing software in writing Turkey’s new constitution…

A post to be developed more soon… My dear readers, with a group of determined graduate students, I have finally started a project on crowdsourcing Turkey’s new constitution. This was an idea developing since last summer when we were working on the election monitoring project… We are still in the brainstorming phase but we do … Read more

our lovely closed down by a coalition of international publishers so that we can continue to BUY their expensive books

the best alternative seems to be this: but not good enough… update: Some friends recommended this site. I haven’t checked it yet though… update2: another seemingly working alternative: update3: Dear Kaan Öztürk has posted a “requiem” for library nu in Turkish. have a look. I found 3 more alternative sites from that post: Book … Read more

TorrentFreak’s piece on VPN services and how treat anonymity…and a cyberculture roundup…

Which VPN Providers Really Take Anonymity Seriously? from TorrentFreak by enigmax As detailed in yesterday?s article, if a VPN provider carries logs of their users? activities the chances of them not being able to live up to their claim of offering an anonymous service begins to decrease rapidly. There are dozens of VPN providers, many … Read more

Online Tools for my Students. Part II

via It is in fact time to revise the first part but in the mean time enjoy the all the tools offered here from the heart of web. This is a collection of links i have had found out during my never ending web surfings. I haven’t tested most of them yet so use wisely;) … Read more

Deniz Ergürel’den Mac OS X Lion ile ilk tanışma izlenimleri…

via Apple?ın yeni işletim sistemi OS X Lion, internetten satışa sunulduğu ilk gün büyük ilgi gördü ve tam 1 Milyon Mac kullanıcısı bilgisayarlarına indirdi. Apple?ın yaptığı resmi açıklamaya göre OS X Lion bu satış hızıyla şirketin tarihinde en çok satan işletim sistemi oldu. OS X Lion?ın bu kadar hızlı bir şekilde 1 milyon kişi tarafından indirilmesinin … Read more

“Cohen, Fanning, Johansen and Frankel: Four horsemen of the information apocalypse

Bram Cohen Justin Frankel Jon Lech Johansen Shawn Fanning Four horsemen of the information apocalypse: Cohen, Fanning, Johansen and Frankel from Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow Time magazine’s Lev Grossman’s got a great profile of four authors of notorious software tools that formed the nexus of the last 12 years of copyright cold-wars: Bram Cohen … Read more

“101 Free Alternatives to Commonly Used Paid Software” and a roundup

Social Networks Are Not Killing Our Social Lives [STATS] from Mashable! by Brenna Ehrlich How the iPad is Transforming Web Design HOW TO: Optimize Your Social Media Marketing Strategy On MySpace?s New Strategy from Mashable! by Ben Parr Microsoft Shifts From Silverlight to HTML5 from Mashable! by Christina Warren When Are Facebook Users Most Active? … Read more