History of Turkish Social Media: Sedat Kapanoglu

Sedat Kapanoglu was born in Eskişehir, Turkey. He studied till high School. He decided to be a coder and programmer. One day, he programmed hospital recorder application and changed his life. He tried to study at university but he didn’t succeed it.

On 16th February 1999, he was in an office block, he served Ekşi Sözlük(English: Sour Dictionary). Sedat Kapanoglu took the “ssg” nick in Ekşi Sözlük. Rumour has it that, “ssg” means “es es ci”. ES-ES is sports fan of the Eskişehirspor.

When he decided to serve Ekşi Sözlük, he wrote “pena” entry. “Pena” is the first entry of Ekşi Sözlük. Since that day, writers have procuded several contexts in this social platform. When it was built, Turkey experienced internet revelation (For example, Internet Mahir is first internet celebrity in the world). After that, Ekşi Sözlük changed the internet history once again.

Sedat Kapanoglu worked for the Microsoft , following Ekşi Sözlük but Ekşi Sözlük gave more salary than Microsoft so he left the Microsoft.

After many years, he has gone to the USA. At present, he is living there.