Posted by: bluesyemre | April 16, 2014

What Color Is Your Aura? (Quiz)

  • The “Aura” is the electromagnetic field which surrounds the human body. Healers and mystics can sense it, see it, and tell you its color. Lucky you though – you can just take our quiz to find out! What color is your aura?

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 16, 2014

Nükleer Karşıtı Miting, 26 Nisan 2014, Sinop



Posted by: bluesyemre | April 15, 2014

5 Incredible Sensory Superpowers You Didn’t Know You Have


  • Fiction loves to explore the crazy idea of humans having some kind of magical “sixth sense” (like in that Bruce Willis movie, The Fifth Element) but that’s kind of silly, considering how we barely use the senses we have.


Yeni Medya 2. Ulusal Kongresi


  • Yeni Medya, özellikle de İnternet 21. Yüzyılda daha fazla demokrasi, tartışma ve paylaşım; daha eşitlikçi, adil ve katılımcı bir dünya için olanaklar sunan bir alan olarak karşımızda duruyor. Bununla birlikte, yeni medya, Julian Assange’ın deyişiyle, totaliterliğin bugüne dek görülmedik düzeyde tehlikeli bir yöntemi haline gelme ve insan uygarlığı için tehdit olma riskini de içerisinde barındırıyor. Yeni medyanın farklı veçheleriyle, bir yandan kitlesel eylemlerin itici güçlerinden biri olduğuna; diğer yandan da devletler tarafından sürekli olarak kontrol altına alınmaya çalışıldığına Tunus, Mısır, İzlanda, İspanya ve Amerika’da, en son olarak da Gezi hareketinde tanık olduk. 26-27 Şubat 2015 tarihlerinde gerçekleştirilecek olan Yeni Medya Çalışmaları II. Ulusal Kongresi yeni medya okuryazarlığını odağa alarak aşağıdaki başlıklar çerçevesindeki özgün bilimsel çalışmaları davet etmektedir.




Türkiye bu günlerde, dünyanın en kapsamlı eğitim teknolojisi projelerinden birini yaşama geçiriyor. Proje kapsamında her sınıfa birer etkileşimli tahta, 5-12. sınıflardaki tüm öğrencilere de birer tablet bilgisayar sağlanması planlanıyor. Eğitimde Fırsatları Artırma ve Teknolojiyi İyileştirme Hareketi (FATİH) Projesi’nin kapsamı son derece geniş olsa da, projenin hedefleri ve yaklaşımı halen çok iyi bilinmiyor. Elinizdeki rapor, FATİH’i, eğitim alanındaki uluslararası geniş ölçekli bilişim teknolojileri deneyimleri çerçevesinde analiz etmeyi; bu deneyimler ışığında, eğitim teknolojisine yapılacak bu önemli yatırımın Türkiye’deki tüm öğrenciler için olası en iyi öğrenim çıktılarını vermesini sağlayacak öneriler sunmayı amaçlıyor.

Tüm Rapor:

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 15, 2014

Wikipedia:The Wikipedia Adventure


A game, to learn how to edit Wikipedia, in under an hour. Play + Learn = The Wikipedia Adventure

State of America's Libraries Report 2014, American Libraries Magazine digital supplement

  • Libraries continue to transform to meet society’s changing needs, and more than 90 percent of the respondents in an independent national survey said that libraries are important to the community. But school libraries continue to feel the combined pressures of recession-driven financial tightening and federal neglect, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics, and school libraries in some districts and some states still face elimination or de-professionalization of their programs. These and other library trends of the past year are detailed in the American Library Association’s 2014 State of America’s Libraries report, released today during National Library Week, April 13– 19.

Full Report:

Zmags version:

8 Things The World’s Most Successful People All Have in Common


  • Busy Busy
  • Just Say No
  • Know What You Are
  • Build Networks
  • Create Good Luck
  • Have Grit
  • Make Awesome Mistakes
  • Find Mentors


Posted by: bluesyemre | April 15, 2014

Libraries are dying? Think again

In honor of National Library Week, CNN iReport asked photographers, architecture aficionados and book lovers to share photos of their most favorite libraries such as this photograph of the<a href='' target='_blank'> University Library</a> at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign by <a href=''>Glenn Nagel</a>. The library was founded in 1867 and actually predates the university. Today, the University Library holds more than 13 million volumes and is known for allowing all members of the community to view its collection onsite.


  • Like many visitors in Seattle, Glenn Nagel found himself in the city trying to avoid the rain. After wandering around, he eventually made his way to the Seattle Public Library to escape the dreary weather. Little did he know that stepping into Seattle’s Central Library would spark his curiosity. The library’s geometric glass and steel interior with its sprawling “books spiral” grabbed ahold of him. “It’s just an incredible building,” he said, still remembering his awe during that 2013 trip. “I spent an hour and a half just taking pictures, and while doing that, I was getting the idea that I should visit other libraries.” This past year, Nagel has traveled to 12 libraries across the United States, photographing their shelves and hallways like an explorer. He’s one of many people discovering a renewed fascination with libraries. He and other iReporters shared photos of libraries they visited with CNN iReport for National Library Week, observed April 13-19 this year.

Photo credit: AP


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has officially confirmed what many people thought all along: taking ‘selfies’ is a mental disorder. The APA made this classification during its annual board of directors meeting in Chicago. The disorder is called selfitis, and is defined as the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self and post them on social media as a way to make up for the lack of self-esteem and to fill a gap in intimacy. APA said there are three levels of the disorder:

  • Borderline selfitis : taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day but not posting them on social media
  • Acute selfitis: taking photos of one’s self at least three times a day and posting each of the photos on social media
  • Chronic selfitis: Uncontrollable urge to take photos of one’s self round the clock and posting the photos on social media more than six times a day

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 15, 2014

Stay Up With NASA to Watch the Lunar Eclipse #eclipse


  • A total lunar eclipse visible from North America will begin early in the morning of April 15 at about 2 a.m. EDT. NASA will host a live web chat during the eclipse on April 15, at 1 a.m. EDT until the end of the eclipse, at approximately 5 a.m. EDT. The eclipse will be streamed live on the web by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Join the conversation at #eclipse.



Posted by: bluesyemre | April 14, 2014

How to convert a PDF to ePUB By Thor Benson

Convert PDF to ePub

  • There’s some debate as to whether PDF files or ePUBs are easier to read. Some say that PDFs produce less eye strain and provide a more aesthetically pleasing experience because PDFs are restricted to showing pages as they were originally saved, omitting adjustments for images, font size, and other page aspects. On the other hand, some prefer ePUB’s flexibility. ePUBs allow text size to adjust to the dimensions of your tablet or eReader’s screen, while retaining the original formatting and layout. Whatever your preference, some devices, like iPads, offer native support for ePUBs, but none for PDFs. Also, there are a number of situations where ePUBs are the preferred file format. With that in mind, we offer the following guide on how to convert PDFs to ePUBs.



  • Rodin believed that his art was about removing the stone not part of the sculpture to reveal the essence of his artistic vision. Perhaps this is what Catalan-born, London-based graphic designer Genis Carreras implicitly intended in chiseling away the proverbial philosopher’s stone to sculpt its minimalist essence. Many moons ago, I discovered with great delight Carreras’s series of geometric graphics explaining major movements in philosophyand now, with the help of Kickstarter, the project has come to new life in book form.Philographics: Big Ideas in Simple Shapes (public library) is a vibrant visual dictionary of philosophy, enlisting the telegraphic powers of design in distilling the essential principles of 95 schools of thought into visual metaphors and symbolic representation.

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 14, 2014

Land Airbus (the future of the city)



  • A company in China has come up with an innovative way to alleviate mounting traffic and congestion problems in the country’s urban areas. It’s called the “Land Airbus,” and it may very well define China’s transportation future. The “Land Airbus” is essentially a large train-like vehicle that straddles roadways, requiring neither elevated tracks nor tunnels. It sits on stilts that connect to either side of the road, allowing regular cars to freely pass underneath it. The vehicle will move along fixed tracks at a speed of about 25 miles per hour. The original plan—made public in 2010—called for a 20-foot wide straddling bus that could carry 1200 passengers and replace 40 conventional city buses. The vehicle would be powered by solar panels and municipal electricity, according to the plan, saving 860 tons of fuel per year and preventing 2,640 tons of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. After some initial excitement, the “Land Airbus” plan seemed to disappear for awhile, until the summer of 2013, when Chinese company China TBS released a video describing the concept in more detail. The video displayed elevated stations that load passengers through glass elevators, its emergency brake, and its emergency evacuation system. It remains to be seen when the “Land Airbus” will be fully realized. But with its potential to provide clean transportation and alleviate China’s traffic problem, one can’t help but be eager to see it in action.

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 14, 2014

Tackk (Content Creating + Sharing)

  • Tackk allows anyone, to create anything, and share it anywhere. There is no software to download, no login required, nothing to join + no special design or development skills needed. In fact, those who have used Tackk, literally call it “ridiculously simple.” And we agree. Simply visit the Tackk home page and start typing. Tackk about that bike you have for sale. Tackk about your engagement or your new baby. Tackk about your band’s upcoming gig. Tackk about your vacation. You can Tackk about anything.


The First Forty Nine Stories:

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 14, 2014

Déjà moo

deja moo

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 14, 2014

Journey by Nordin Seruyan @nordin_seruyan


Posted by: bluesyemre | April 13, 2014

New York’ta memleket özlemi

  • New York’ta memleket özlemi. Anne Yemeklerini, aile sofrasının sıcaklığını ve geleneklerimizi özleyen herkes için…

  • Sixty-one percent of adults surveyed by the American Psychological Society say managing stress is important, but only 35% claim to do a good job with managing their levels. Money, work, and the economy are the highest reported stressors in our lives. We asked about your methods of unplugging from work–whether for the evening, the weekend, or a vacation–and received mixed responses. Some embrace the always-on lifestyle, claiming it makes them more productive, aware professionals. Others are fighting a losing battle with their boundaries, pushed farther toward burnout each week.

Posted by: bluesyemre | April 11, 2014

The Cyclist’s Alphabet


Posted by: bluesyemre | April 11, 2014

Using styro saves you time? Think again


Posted by: bluesyemre | April 9, 2014

The Importance of Eye Contact


The Information Literacy User's Guide: An Open, Online Textbook


  • Good researchers have a host of tools at their disposal that make navigating today’s complex information ecosystem much more manageable. Gaining the knowledge, abilities, and self-reflection necessary to be a good researcher helps not only in academic settings, but is invaluable in any career, and throughout one’s life. The Information Literacy User’s Guide will start you on this route to success. The Information Literacy User’s Guide is based on two current models in information literacy: The 2011 version of The Seven Pillars Model, developed by the Society of College, National and University Libraries in the United Kingdom and the conception of information literacy as a metaliteracy, a model developed by one of this book’s authors in conjunction with Thomas Mackey, Dean of the Center for Distance Learning at SUNY Empire State College. These core foundations ensure that the material will be relevant to today’s students. The Information Literacy User’s Guide introduces students to critical concepts of information literacy as defined for the information-infused and technology-rich environment in which they find themselves. This book helps students examine their roles as information creators and sharers and enables them to more effectively deploy related skills. This textbook includes relatable case studies and scenarios, many hands-on exercises, and interactive quizzes.

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