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· August, 2010

Stories about Ideas from August, 2010

Trinidad & Tobago: Not Yet

  31 August 2010

On the occasion of Trinidad and Tobago's anniversary of independence, Plain Talk says: “Forty eight years ago we may have left ‘Massa’, but we kept the shackles of our minds firmly intact. Looked at honestly, we are no where near independence yet.”

Peru: Site Uses Crowdsourcing to Report Thefts

  31 August 2010

Juan Arellano writes [es] about quenoteroben.pe [es], a site that allows users to report thefts in Lima using Google Maps technology. The post includes two video interviews with the site managers, Gabriela Quevedo and Rudy Jordán.

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Welectricity

  30 August 2010

Abeni wants you to vote Welectricity, “the brainchild of Vincentian energy consultant Herbert A (Haz) Samuel”, which delivers energy efficiency through social networking and is in contention for the GE Ecomagination Challenge.

Cuba: Interrogation

  30 August 2010

Luis Felipe Rojas blogs about his detainment by the Cuban authorities and says: “I think about the path that has brought this country the totalitarian power that is eating away at itself. What will be my next punishment?”

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Japan: Web Startups Present at WISH 2010

  30 August 2010

The second edition of the web industry event WISH was held on August 28th, and hundreds gathered to hear a panel discussion by industry leaders and 14 presentations by startup services.

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

  30 August 2010

Meow Asks Taipei(妙問台北) constantly shares her experiences[zht] of learning and practicing Wing Chun(詠春), a martial art originated from southern China, with detailed human figures and graphs drawn by herself.

Trinidad & Tobago: Crime & Punishment

  26 August 2010

“I am listening to the current calls from all sections of society that a resumption of hangings is part of the answer to crime”: KnowTnT.com suggests that “it is time to review our laws and let the punishments fit the crime.”

Guyana: Wonders of Blogging

  26 August 2010

“I sit here with the whole world in me home. I feast on exotic food, art, music; on me travels, I delve into strange thoughts and ideas”: Guyana-Gyal remembers how she discovered blogging.

Brazil: Competition Turns Blogs into Books

  25 August 2010

The idea is to turn the best Brazilian blogs to books, and the competition [pt] is open until September 12th. The participants can vote and apply through fifteen different categories, including Ecology & Environment, Religion and, a special topic for 2010, Sports.

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Taiwan: Who Needs A Founding Father?

  25 August 2010

Does Dr. Sun Yat-sen deserve the title of “the Founding Father of Republic of China (R.O.C)”? Is he really a flawless idealistic political leader and the hero behind the revolution that overthrew Qing Dynasty? The myth around Dr. Sun has been under scrutiny in Taiwan where people largely do not identify themselves as “Chinese” anymore.

Bolivia: Waste Management in El Alto

  24 August 2010

Mario R. Duran considers [es] waste management options for El Alto, Bolivia, and analyzes the possibility and consequences of installing a plant that would turn waste into diesel fuel.

Barbados: CARICOM Pappyshow?

  23 August 2010

As the Secretary General of CARICOM takes his leave, B.C. Pires is more convinced than ever that “the whole enterprise is one big pappy-show, an elaborate skulls that mocks integration of a people while enriching the lifestyles of a few persons…”

Japan: Lost generation

  19 August 2010

Tanaka Hidetomi reflects [ja] on the meaning of lost generation (失われた世代) and the origin of such phenomenon.

East Timor: Raging debate on “culture”

  18 August 2010

Blog Timor News Network has republished a Facebook debate which was kicked off in late July by Augusto da Silva who posted a well-crafted essay by Fidelis Maglhães, challenging Timorese usage of “culture”. Magalhães was responding to a photo of the people of a mountain town carrying the PM.

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