It was announced today that MySpace has reinvented itself to become a music discovery service called Myspace (note the lower-case “s”). It’s good that they’re trying to bring back an online space into the spotlight and I imagine there is money to be made from online music. I never had an account with them and […]
The peeps at the Neo Mammalian Studio help us understand the art selfishly known as meme.
I almost sprayed my laptop with tea while drinking and reading what Recep Erdogan said on Turkish television this week. “There is now a menace which is called Twitter,” Erdogan said. “The best examples of lies can be found there. To me, social media is the worst menace to society.” Why stop at social media? […]
Techcrunch is confirming that access to popular social networks, Facebook and Twitter, has been blocked in Istanbul, Turkey with the help of local Internet Service Providers. Our sources – drawn from the tech community – say that around 99 percent of Facebook “doesn’t load” when accessed from Istanbul. “They throttled the bandwith to the bare […]
There was a time when the social media editor was the only person in a newsroom responsible for obsessively monitoring social platforms. With journalists now taking on much of this work, is the role of the social media editor obsolete? Originally aired on HuffPost Live May 31, 2013
Blog Square got a new design! Thanks to WordPress, I changed the skin of the cms and made some minor text additions. Took around 2 hours of zero-coding and boom! Here is what it looks like now.
What’s in a meme? Good question. Answered infographically by the good people of Mozy.
Zeynap Tufekci, a Turkish social scientist specialized in social media, politics and social movements, wrote a really good post about the current protests that are quickly spreading in Turkey and also included her opinion of what are the common elements of social-media driven protests. I’ve added more elements based on first-hand knowledge of Egypt’s #jan25. […]
Here’s another example of how online platforms are allowing us to transcend physical borders. Before same-sex marriages became legal in France, A group called Tous Unis Pour L’Egalite (“All United For Equality”) has been hosting symbolic marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples on Google Hangout. Check out the short video of a French couple, before same-sex marriages […]