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(Today's Zaman)   Goodbye FaceBook and YouTube. In Turkey. Because social media is contrary to the government's wishes   (todayszaman.com) divider line 29
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988 clicks; posted to Geek » on 07 Mar 2014 at 11:09 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-07 10:07:08 AM  
Turkey 5 years from now:
www.citizing.org
 
2014-03-07 11:13:14 AM  
Turkey one year from now:

i58.tinypic.com
 
2014-03-07 11:13:31 AM  
I'm trying to decide if I would be upset if the US made Facebook illegal. I conclude, no.

YouTube? That I would be pissed about. Now they could ditch the comments, that would be fine.

To replace YouTube I suggest they consider outlawing Twitter.
 
2014-03-07 11:17:06 AM  
They are just upset about the unflattering comments over 3 Dev Adam videos.
 
2014-03-07 11:33:23 AM  
Turkey last month, in response to this

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk

and Turkey last year, in response to Erdogans clearly dictatorial policies.

therealsingapore.com
 
2014-03-07 11:40:01 AM  
Funny how these religious guys always seem to be very enthusiastic for restricting freedom and also grabbing power. Maybe the people of Turkey shouldn't have voted for an avowedly religious party.

Unfortunately, they can't turn back the clock. When do they next have elections there, anyway?
 
2014-03-07 11:48:27 AM  

adamatari: Funny how these religious guys always seem to be very enthusiastic for restricting freedom and also grabbing power. Maybe the people of Turkey shouldn't have voted for an avowedly religious party.

Unfortunately, they can't turn back the clock. When do they next have elections there, anyway?


20-30 years.
 
2014-03-07 11:53:22 AM  
As an EU citizen, this greatly helps reduce my concerns about Turkey being allowed to join.
 
2014-03-07 11:57:15 AM  
In general, your economic ability is related to the scope of the network of people you can reach. Thus any restrictions on your ability to socialize through the internet is a restriction on your economic potential.
 
2014-03-07 12:11:00 PM  

mootmah: adamatari: Funny how these religious guys always seem to be very enthusiastic for restricting freedom and also grabbing power. Maybe the people of Turkey shouldn't have voted for an avowedly religious party.

Unfortunately, they can't turn back the clock. When do they next have elections there, anyway?

20-30 years.


Reading up on it, they get elections every four years now and the party gets more popular every time they vote.

Also, I appear to have been wrong; the party is not avowedly religious, it is more like the republicans in being "socially and morally" conservative (it was built partly on the stump of a religious party). But many of their other actions are very progressive, which partly explains their popularity - they get a large part of the population because they offer both needed reforms and moral conservatism (say what you will, a lot of people will vote for "moral" laws, otherwise the "war on drugs" wouldn't have happened and the South wouldn't be solid red).

I won't draw the comparison to other movements in history of a similar nature, but I recommend reading the last few posts of the "Archdruid Report". These guys represent a authoritarianism of the political center rather than a traditional conservative or liberal party.

I feel for the protesters, but that's the country they live in. These guys got voted in several times.
 
2014-03-07 12:12:33 PM  
My CSB about Turkey and Facebook:  A few years ago I made a simple iPhone app that would allow you to upload photos and videos to Facebook (this was before the regular Facebook app had those features built in).  In the bottom corner it would show the name and avatar of whatever user you were logged in as.  In a stroke of marketing genius, I decided my own photo was too ugly to show on the preview screens in the app store, so I did a GIS for "spring break bikini" and created the fake Kayla Jayden account and updated all my preview images with her.
Within a day my sales had more than doubled, and it was mostly guys in Turkey.  They all friended Kayla Jaden and would post comments on her wall about how sexy she was.

Not sure what those poor pervs will do with no Facebook now.
 
2014-03-07 01:06:58 PM  
Fortunately, he doesn't even remotely have the power to actually do this.
 
2014-03-07 01:29:18 PM  
What happened to you Turkey, you used to be cool...
 
2014-03-07 01:30:34 PM  
Recently, I was surprised to learn that Turkey leads the world in imprisoning journalists, so I don't have any surprise handy for this announcement.
 
2014-03-07 01:36:53 PM  
 
2014-03-07 01:37:46 PM  

Slaxl: Turkey last month, in response to this





and Turkey last year, in response to Erdogans clearly dictatorial policies.


Gone gone the form of man, behold the demon Erdrogan!
 
2014-03-07 02:02:38 PM  
/sarcasm on

Yeah, go ahead and do it Erdogan. That couldn't possibly backfire on you at all. Noooooooooooo. It's all going to go just fine.

/sarcasm off
 
2014-03-07 02:44:44 PM  
Considering the flak he's getting from the Gulenists this doesn't seem like the best idea...not a good time to antagonize old enemies.
 
2014-03-07 03:29:29 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-07 03:42:15 PM  
I always took Turkey to be one of the more moderate countries in that rather violent region. Guess I was wrong.
 
2014-03-07 03:42:37 PM  
Turkey 5 hours from now

whatscookingamerica.net
 
2014-03-07 04:04:52 PM  
serial_crusher:
Within a day my sales had more than doubled, and it was mostly guys in Turkey.  They all friended Kayla Jaden and would post comments on her wall about how sexy she was.

Not sure what those poor pervs will do with no Facebook now.


Yeah, Turks and Indians are quite infamous for that.
It's hilarious to read some of the things they say.
 
2014-03-07 04:05:18 PM  
Bad Turkey! No EU for you!
 
2014-03-07 08:22:58 PM  
this really isn't gonna jive with a lot of them.
 
2014-03-08 01:58:51 AM  
Turkey, North Korea, Venezuela, Ukraine
Still more free than the oppressed Christians under Obummer's America
 
2014-03-08 03:05:58 AM  
hello chain emails!
 
2014-03-08 04:52:42 AM  
How are they reacting to this in Constantinople?
 
2014-03-08 08:35:55 AM  
Imagine the productivity output! Turkey could become BEST IN THE WORLD!!!
 
2014-03-08 08:38:15 AM  

Begoggle: Turkey, North Korea, Venezuela, Ukraine
Still more free than the oppressed Christians under Obummer's America


The ones that truly believe that make me sick. And my wife would love to punch them in the neck.

/Fark Maduro, hope he gets Khaddafi'd
 
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