A week after banning Twitter, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan blocked YouTube as well. If they block Facebook too, I may go there to get some work done.

+ Turkey isn’t the only country looking to silence the online conversation. Here’s a map of the countries that block Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

+ The efforts to block access in so many places is evidence of the power of social media. But in some cases, it’s hard to tell if it makes a difference beyond the noise. Newsweek takes an interesting look at how social media has enabled activists from around the world to pummel a Japanese fishing village for slaughtering dolphins