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    Turkey’s Confusion with the Digital World
    30 July 2013
    We live in a world of contradictions.  Each and every country has some of their own, and Turkey is no exception. One of the bizarre dualities it accommodates is about the digital world:  On one hand, Turkey appears to be embracing the blessings of technology at full steam.  As of February 2013, it had the 7th largest Facebook (membership) presence in the world with over 32 million users.  It ranked second only to the US for the largest number of check-in’s in Foursquare.  Its broadband penetration rate is around the OECD average, which, when you consider the fact that Turkey is usually an embarrassing outlier along with Mexico in OECD statistics, is quite impressive.  Yet it looks like Turkey is lagging behind when it comes to adopting some of the more critical assets of the digital revol [More]