[youtube=http://youtube.com/watch?v=-Jc6BLappEI]

Just found this video on Youtube (the ban is lifted by the way).

We had cyberfeminisms, and now issues of race in Web 2.0 era. Great video indeed.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident…”


Two days have passed since the ban on Youtube. With a friend’s notice, I realized that I cannot view Youtube with my current modified DNS settings (ie, other than Turkish Telecom ones).

I tried to ping www.youtube.com but it all timed out. I tried Netvibes‘ Youtube search and it worked. Using proxies to reach Youtube works as well.

News at PcLabs (in Turkish) shows that the ban is no longer DNS-based – but IP based.

So, apparently; leaving Turkey, using a proxy or reaching Youtube from http://youturke.com/ are the only options for now.


Youtube banned in TurkeyYes, once again. It was first banned around a year ago, on March 7, 2007 – which was lifted two days later.

This is again a DNS-based ban, so it is no big deal to pass the ban. But, as you know, that’s not the point. WordPress.com is still banned, and probably this new ban on Youtube will get nice mainstream press coverage, so it will be lifted again.

<sarcasm>But you know, we should do better. I personally want a Turkish version of The Great Firewall of China. I want a new Turkish Google that pre-filters search results for me. Who would want to google the word ‘****’ anyway?</sarcasm>

Ah, and Turkish Telecom is probably happy now: a lot less bandwidth use, more profit and less users whining about the slow internet.

EDIT: Check out this post for latest news.


Found this German theatrical trailer of this great movie Dellamorte Dellamore on Youtube. Enjoy!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXI0DjVmrP4]


Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like Monty Python? Well, I love them. I was looking for this Communist Quiz sketch on Youtube to send to a couple of friends. I digged all Youtube but failed to find this sketch from ‘Live in Hollywood Bowl.’ So I uploaded it for you folks. Great sketch indeed!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZ9myHhpS9s]


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