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From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

From Analog to Digital: The Revolution Against the Patriarchal World Order

By Meltem Arikan In the analog era, our perception was shaped by certain images and concepts created in our minds by whatever the media presented to us, including the books we read, movies we watched, and music we listened to. We believed we were being informed on politics, social sciences, economics and psychology when we [...]

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Censorship in the UK: Freedom of the Press and Social Media Under Attack

Censorship in the UK: Freedom of the Press and Social Media Under Attack

A warning to social-media users not to comment on ongoing legal issues, until after they have been to court and a verdict has been reached, was issued on the morning of December 4, 2013 through the United Kingdom government’s main media tool and sycophant, the BBC, by Attorney General Dominic Grieve. Together with the attacks [...]

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a Corporate Coup in the Making

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a Corporate Coup in the Making

Trade agreements that emphasize openness should be treated with caution. When the term partnership is used, an even warier eye should be cast at texts, negotiations, and agreements. Where is the pin that underlies the agreement? On November 13, 2013 WikiLeaks released the draft text of the entire Intellectual Property Rights Chapter of the Trans-Pacific [...]

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Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

Floating Twitter and Fleeting Tweets: The Illusions of Technology

“This is the story of the next half-century as we effectively become cyborgs” – Joshua Foer [1] It says much that one of the great technological achievements of the last 20 years is a creation emphasizing the writing of 140 characters: the tailored, high-speed medium of communication that has effectively created a virtual community, with [...]

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