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Will traditional media cease to exist?

For this last blog post I was inspired by our assigned presentation, for which I chose to examine the future of traditional media. The subject has way too many layers to solely tackle through a twitter thread format with a limited number of characters. Though I must add, it was a delight to narrate the issue with shorter, more precise expressions given…

You were right mom

Facebook was launched in 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg and his roommates at Harvard University. Until 2006, Facebook’s main objective was to connect college students, notably those studying in Ivy League schools in United States. During its early years, Facebook was functioning on a rather smaller scale than nowadays. Zuckerberg’s mission statement was “Making the world more open and connected” for as long…

Hey Siri

I often find myself shouting “Hey Siri!” without even noticing. I ask them to set an alarm for the time my eggs to be boiled, I ask them whether it would rain on that day, I ask them the definition of a word, and I sometimes even ask the date and time. Talking with Siri became even more of a thing for…

Online streaming censorship in Turkey

This post entails the historical process of the Turkish entertainment industry, dealing mostly with the point where the streaming of TV series has gotten today. A true insight on factors like context and the medium is key to understand the censorship dynamics present in today’s Turkish entertainment scene. Turkey is renowned for a rapid and systematic production of TV series for nearly…

Social Media and High (?) Fashion

It is needless to list the perks of digital media. We are living in a day and age where we have fast access to information, gadgets in our hands that provide us with great quality cameras, and an unlimited means for various sources of interaction. Apart from serving our individual lives for the best; these facilities also serve to different organisms and…