Erkan's Field Diary

Blog URL:http://erkansaka.net/
Blog Tags:turkey, european union, cyberculture, politics, news
Country:Turkey
Location:Istanbul

“Erkan’s Field Diary” evolved from a dissertation project on Turkish journalism and the European Union (EU). In addition to the original topic, the blog monitors socio-cultural happenings and cybercultural emergences in Turkey. E



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Google’s increasingly faster re-branding efforts. Google Bard is now Google Gemini. This was fast. I asked Gemini to gather all rebrandings after I saw and lost a twit making fun of Google’s rebrandings. Google AdWords → Google Ads: Str...

I am not exactly sure about and I still rely on it but let’s have a look. 00:16 Gmail’s popularity is declining rapidly. 01:53 Gmail’s surprising success and popularity 03:29 Gmail’s growth was driven by invite-only strategy a...

Academic Informatics conferences were led by “the father of Turkish Internet,” Mustafa Akgül.  After his death in 2017, the annual conferences stopped after 2019. I was happy to hear that the meetings would start again. A few days ago,...

00:02 Snapchat experienced tremendous growth and then a significant decline 01:47 Snapchat is thriving with 400 million daily users 03:19 Reggie Brown lawsuit led to $150 million settlement 04:47 Snapchat popularized innovative features and focused o...

Suspicious deaths of Putin critics include [compiled by Perplexity] Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian spy who defected and was a prominent Putin critic, was murdered with polonium-210 in London in 2006[2]. Anna Politkovskaya, an investigative jo...

A video: “The Underdog Story of Zoom” 00:02 Zoom’s rise to dominance over Skype 02:08 Eric’s passion for technology and determination to succeed 06:06 Eric’s perseverance and dedication lead to success at WebEx. 07:58 We...

Istanbul Named the World’s Most Visited City in 2023 – TimeOut TimeOut Euromonitor International released its list of top 10 cities for international arrivals and the Turkish capital claimed the number one spot. How Female Chefs Are Spar...