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Eduardo Avila at Global Voices notes the introduction of a blogging contest for Peruvian high school students, sponsored by the...

Posted: Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - 12:05pm
Category: Blogosphere
Filed Under: Peru blogosphere


This week's Data chart of the week from Josh Bernoff and Charlene Li's Groundswell project features use statistics of social networks in different regions. Commenting on this chart from...

Posted: Monday, June 2, 2008 - 2:33pm
Category: Asia


True it's a couple of years old, but I just ran across Siria Gastelum's portrait of Mexican libraries in Críticas Magazine. Describing the Red Nacional de Bibliotecas Públicas (RNBP), Mexicio's national public library system, Gastelum writes that...

Posted: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 6:11pm
Category: Central America


How do you say YouTube in French? Well, YouTube... but many would also be quick to note DailyMotion. Another Internet video platform, DailyMotion shares many similarities with youTube, but as Joy Marcus notes in an interview with beet.tv, some notable...

Posted: Friday, May 9, 2008 - 4:56pm
Category: Globalization
Filed Under: internet video


Going through the archives of the excellent Global Voices citizen journalism website, I saw this post by Renata Avila. Renata describes a pair of projects underway in Guatemala -- one developing library services for...

Posted: Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 9:11am
Category: Blogosphere


Rocketboom, one of my favorite vlogs, did an interview with the founders of the Barefoot Foundation a few days ago. This is a great piece about bringing sustainable energy to villages in India. The Barefoot Foundation seems to take a microfinance-style approach, similar to that of the Grameen Foundation...

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 12:55pm
Category: Asia
Filed Under: Barefoot Foundation


Here is what the SIG-III members have been up to as we head into the 2007 Annual Meeting of ASIS&T:

SIG III Newsletter
Volume 7 Number 3 October 2007

In This Issue:

Sue O’Neill Johnson

SIG of the Year Award

SIG III events at...

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 1:24pm
Filed Under: SIG-III newsletter


Raquel Pacheco, aka Bruna Surfistinha

Raquel Pacheco, aka Bruna Surfistinha

China has Mu Mu and Muzi. England has Belle. Brazil has Bruna.

Similar to Mu Mu and Muzi, who I discuss in this...

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 6:20pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


Ok, maybe it's not all that funny, but it did amuse me. John Yunker writes in Global by Design about Montenegro's new top level domain name. (If you're wondering, a top level domain name is the .com, .org, .net, etc. in a Web address). Montenegro's domain name is .me. Yunker imagines some of the potential Web addresses...

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 12:04pm


Chinese social networkers – the right to be anonymous?

Besides being accompanied by the above photo, which I find perfectly encapsulates the tension between recognition and anonymity among social networkers, Robert Ness’...

Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 5:56pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


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