The Illusion of Opposition on Turkish Twitter – Continued Here (part 2 – live in some way)

This is a follow up post on my Beacon article. I thought some people might have questions about the limitations of that particular piece of analysis, as I analysed data about a partly conservative hashtag. I already mentioned in the Beacon post that I can reproduce (and I have) the same results with other types of hashtags and topics, but why take my word for it? I decided to blog my results from additional analyses here. I have already deleted my previous data sets on non-politicised and opposition-like topics, so I will analyse a few other hashtags -on Twitter- that communicate opposition ideas, and post only a few details here. Continue reading “The Illusion of Opposition on Turkish Twitter – Continued Here (part 2 – live in some way)”

The Illusion of Opposition on Turkish Twitter by Yusuf Salman — Beacon

It is a common assumption by journalists, some social scientists and social media users that platforms like Twitter, or SM in general are centres of resistance in regions where there is some sort of conflict. I decided to check this assumption for Turkey.

Source: The Illusion of Opposition on Turkish Twitter by Yusuf Salman — Beacon

The Sausage Effect II: Why Erdoğan Will Never Be Everyone’s Prime Minister

I have a few topics to discuss here, but I’d love to start with my childhood. Nowadays black polyester bags are found unhealthy and considered carcinogenic, yet they continue to be used. As I explained in my previous article about Turkey’s economy (the Sausage Effect I), garlic sausages were expensive. So were bananas and any kind of meat (including chicken and fish). Again, as I explained in the previous article, they tasted much better. Don’t worry, I’m not going to go into a weird nostalgia about how the grass was greener or how the light was brighter. We used to use those terrible-smelling bags to cover expensive food, as they are completely black and they don’t show what is inside. My family has been a low income family for so long, but I remember having a sustainable life in my childhood when I was 5-10, that was, 15-20 years ago. Continue reading “The Sausage Effect II: Why Erdoğan Will Never Be Everyone’s Prime Minister”

Hedef Göstermenin Dayanılır Ağırlığı: Ladyimam

Daha önce, özellikle bu ülkede anonimliğin çoğu zaman gerekli olduğunu, ve bu duruma da ilginç bir şekilde saygı duyduğumu söylemiştim. Zira başınıza fikirlerinizden dolayı ne geleceği belli değil. Bahsettiğimiz şey haksız ve suç içermeyen eylemler için tabii. Anonimliğin suç işlemeyi kolaylaştırıcı bir şey olarak kullanılmasına ben de sonuna kadar karşıyım. Continue reading “Hedef Göstermenin Dayanılır Ağırlığı: Ladyimam”

Geri Zekâlı Taraftar Olmak

Twitter’da trendlere girmek için çabalayanlara uyuz olduğumu, özellikle sidik yarıştıran taraftar kitlelerinin Twitter’ı amacından saptırıp görüntü kirliliği yarattıklarını düşündüğümü daha önce belirtmiştim. Sorun tabii ki bu kişilerin böyle eylemlere girme hakları olup olmadığı değil, sorun tamamen kişisel, yoksa istediklerini yaparlar. Ancak herhangi bir insanın herhangi bir şeyden rahatsız olma özgürlüğü olduğu gibi, benim de bundan rahatsız olma özgürlüğüm var sanırım. Continue reading “Geri Zekâlı Taraftar Olmak”