This portfolio was created to satisfy the requirements for PUBP 710: Blogs and Social Media–A Public Policy perspective.  The purpose of the portfolio is to focus on three areas, including 1) policy level topics, 2) specific IT topics and 3) regions.  The overall objective of the course is to develop an understanding of the positive and negative aspects of Blogs and Social Media through various learning activities.

In tracking with the assignment, I narrowed the three focus areas as follows:

Part 1: Policy Level Topics

  • BSM replacing print journalism—key policy issues
  • Government policies about BSM

Part 2: Specific IT Topics

  • BSM and surveillance
  • BSM and Wikileaks
  • BSM-related legal cases

Part 3: Regions

  • BSM in Turkey