Zeynep Tufekci

Thinking about our tools, ourselves. Assistant prof at UNC iSchool. Princeton CITP fellow, Harvard Berkman faculty associate, Sociology.


What Happens to #Ferguson Affects Ferguson:

Net Neutrality, Algorithmic Filtering and Ferguson


Ferguson is about many things, starting first with race and…


Make the Most of Your Day

On Lisa Adams, and learning the lessons of life and death.


Make the Most of


Put Down the Pink Dumbbell

I was exercised by wolves. Here are all the secrets I learned along the way about the fitness industry’s lies.


Ask Not, “Will it Snow?”; ask “What’s the Distribution of Your Forecast?

Publications edited by Zeynep Tufekci

Talking about technology and society as more than gadgets & features. Conversations on social interactions of technology, not just the latest toy or the hottest start-up. Also not the place to write about how to make a little more money or be more productive in your job.


Istanbul’s Santa Bear says Merry New Year’smas


I’ve left the United States for Istanbul for the holidays, and came back to my country of origin Turkey, a majority Muslim country, but I…


How TED (Really) Works

How one hairdresser behind the scenes, and Émile Durkheim, says more about TED than all the viral videos


That Catcalling Video and Why “Research Methods” is such an Exciting Topic (Really!)

And Why All Data Needs Theory


Ebola: The Real Reason Everyone Should Panic

Our Global Institutions are Broken


The conventional (smart) wisdom is that we should not panic about Ebola in the…


What’s Wrong with Twitter’s Latest Experiment with Broadcasting Favorites

It Steps over Social Signals While Looking for Technical Solutions

People’s Climate March: Can We Scale Up the Politics of Humanity?

Failure of Imagination as an Existential Threat


Why Twitter Should Not Algorithmically Curate the Timeline

It’s the Human Judgment of the Flock, Not the Lone Bird, That Powers It