Discrimination on the Internet

Apple stop discriminationFor years in my articles and television programs, I used the name of Netizen. Netizen means a citizen of the Internet. This name is not only valid in Turkey but all over the world, it means the same thing.Internet is a cyber together and those who live there are participants in a virtual community.

This community is composed of different groups like Facebook with a population larger than that of China. Since countries, such groups are bonded to each other by definite feelings.You can see that this idea does not belong to me by just doing a search of the Internet world map on Google.

If there is such a set, for example, Apple users were a part of this community, Apple Will he have the right to have a different behavior depending on their language, religion and race? What will there be discrimination?

There are a few years back, I tried to buy a product by connecting me to the website of Tiffany Co. I have found that some prices were closed because I was in Turkey. When I contacted them to explain that I was in Turkey and I do not see some prices, they then gave me reason and apologized. The reason given was the change in costs associated with the exchange rates, deductibles, and logistics.

Today, before writing my article, I once again connected to the site and saw that prices were accessible.The price change is an understandable thing but do not provide access to such price discrimination. Nobody has the right to do that.

For example, Google searches are specific to the person, the location information can be given as desired, but the information provided after the search is the same for everyone.So far I am not aware of anyone having been injured by Google in its research for this reason.

The service Facebook is identical for everyone. It contains no discrimination. When I see the experiences of my clients whose account was hacked, Facebook is also very powerful in Turkey in terms of support. Of course I have to mention the serious work of the former General Manager of Microsoft Turkey Caglayan Arkan and his lawyer Mr. Yasin Beceni behind this performance.

But in any event, at international level, Facebook has already proven its excellence about it. However, it is not possible to say the same thing for Apple. Application stores, Apple Store, separated on the basis of location offer different services to everyone. Even without any action on the location, the fact that some applications do not work in Turkey is the apparent reason for this.

Assume that all citizens are equal and the Internet have a spirit of support and application based on location is the apparent evidence that discrimination is on language, religion and race. What is even sadder is that buyers who have produced their purchases in 2 different stores Apple Store did not have permission to share their applications via the “family” of ios8 function. Apple Store has distinguished citizens of the Internet by language, religion and race.

I do not even feel the need to mention Twitter, because the source of their discrimination is their lack of success in customer service and disorganization. Expect them to have an approach to achieve this discrimination is the senseless moment. The Turks have a beautiful expression to translate this: “Twitter should still eat 40 bread ovens before achieved”


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Atif Unaldi

Setting up the BBS system enabling the communication of two persons over telephone lines when he was a student at the Physics Department at the Bosphorus University, Atıf Unaldı established the first Internet connection in Turkey. He achieved a “first of its kind” type project again in Turkey by making an Internet and information program at Radio D (Radio Club) named “Farenin Kuyrugu” (The Tail of the Mouse) between 1992-1994. In 1994, he prepared, presented and produced a nightly live show,”RadyoNet”, appearing five weekdays on Kanal D. This was the first program consisted of live computer pictures from beginning to end. Atıf Unaldı was the General Director of the first Internet server in Turkey, Anadolu.Net, between 1994-1996. Being the supervisor of the World Air Games I in 1996 and 1997, he registered the sportsmen into the games over the Internet and Intranet. In 1998, he also became the Internet supervisor of the Sabah Group, and worked as a consultant in the project to sell Sabah Kitapları (Sabah Books) over the Internet. In the same year, he continued to write at his column (Yeni Ufuklar-New Horizons) in the .Net magazine, which was a publication of the Milliyet Group. In 1999, he was appointed as the webmaster in Ihlas.Net, and he also designed and administered it. In the very same year, he wrote at a column in an IT magazine, Pcweek of the Sabah Group. In the meantime, founding a web-design company, Artmedya, Unaldı prepared an Internet magazine talk show program for BRT, GeceNet, which he presented with Romina Ozipekci. Later, continuing to write in his column in the magazine, Canteen of the Aksam Group, Atıf Unaldı gave web-design lectures in the Ceramic Department of the IU. Leaving his position in Canteen upon the establishment of the Interporbil Group, Unaldı has been a columnist in the economy magazine, EkoTimes. At the moment, Atıf Unaldı is the columnist in the Computerlife magazine. He has been also a columnist in Finansal Forum newspaper every Wednesday. Being the brand consultant of Buybye.com, Unaldi produced and presented a programme, TRON, in Technology Channel. As of December 2004, becoming the IT Director of Star Media Group, Unaldi carried out the editorship of STARTEK supplement of Star newspaper. Currently being the Internet Director of Kanal D and Star Tv, Unaldi also produces the Technorock programme in Rock Fm. Being one of the founders of the group called Sitebuilders supported by Microsoft, Unaldı has been organising conferences, seminars and panels concerning “Web-design”, “mobile Internet”, “e-trade” and “advertisement in the Internet” with the group. The group has been successfully providing the persons and organisations with its free educational studies. Published Books 2006 Netizen ( Internet Dictionary ) The contests he participated as a juryman: 2002 - Altın Örümcek Web Contest 2003 - Altın Örümcek Web Contest 2004 - Grafi2000 Flash Animation Contest 2004 - Altın Örümcek Web Contest 2005 - Altın Örümcek Web Contest 2006 - Web Marketing Assotion - Web Awards His published articles: The Structuring of the Internet in the Information Society of Turkey, Yeni Turkiye Dergisi (The New Turkey Magazine), March 1998 Web-design criteria, Yıldız Technical University Publication, 1994 Conferences, Seminars and Professional Activites: 1999 - Informing the sitebuilders and e-trade and web-design seminars in Microsoft headquarters (Istanbul) 1999 - Web-design, e-trade, Media Technologies seminars within Microsoft (Ankara, Istanbul, Izmir, Konya, Antalya) 2000 - e-trade seminars within Kosgeb (Ankara) 2000 - e-trade seminars in the Fatih University (Ankara) 2000 - The Bilgi University Internet seminars (Speakers: Microsoft Turkey General Director Sureyya Ciliv, Atıf Unaldı) 2000 - Within the framework of the IT 2000 activities, e-trade and web design seminars (Istanbul) 2003 - PRCI Turkiye (Istanbul) 2003 - Wireless Forum ( İstanbul) 2003 - ODTU ( Ankara ) 2003 - Mobiliz.biz ( İstanbul ) 2004 - PRCI ( İstanbul) The softwares he translated: 1996 - Windows Commander 2000 - Babylon Internet Dictionary 2002 - Sitepublisher Softwares: 1992 - The installation of two radio automation systems (Radyo Kulup and Radyo C) (1995) 1994 - The software of two computer programs (Crossword and Puzzle) which were played with the participation of the television audience at Kanal 6 television. 1996 - The Turkish version of a program called Windows Commander 1998 - A computer software enabling the automation of the TV advertisement department The organisations he is the member of: WSP (Web Standards Project) A global organisation Sitebuilders Microsoft ASP Guilt A world organisation Isoc (Internet Society) A world organisation Mobiliz.biz Mobile Advertising Platform CehTURK

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