Facebook Use: Access, Filtering, and Languages

Facebook has just produced a map visualizing pairs of friends across the globe; the map is visually stunning, and as the Guardian points out, it also shows huge gaps where Facebook isn’t being used. For some countries, the reasons are fairly obvious: Orkut is hugely popular in Brazil, and so it seeks to reason that […]

Freedom of Speech WTF

Let’s just ban the internet, k?

From the files of the absolutely ludicrous… Turkey just blocked the official site of Richard Dawkins, a prominent evolutionist and author.  Given how frequently Turkey seems to block sites, this doesn’t seem all that ridiculous on the surface.  Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find something far more nefarious. Turkey banned Dawkins’ site at […]