· November, 2007

Stories about Ideas from November, 2007

Brazil: Falling in love with Tocantins

  21 November 2007

Pollyana Ferrari [pt] has just fallen in love with the stories presented by a new blog called Projeto Tocantins [pt], written by a newly graduated journalist who was sent from South Brazil to work in Southern Tocantins and discovers a quite different world. All true stories. “I loved it and...

Caribbean: Blogalization

  21 November 2007

What does the term "blogalization" mean to the Caribbean? In this post, a few regional bloggers weigh in. Guyana-Gyal said: "I don't know who coined it…I first used it in June, then found others have been using it before. In some small way, can blogging for the Caribbean be like globalization?..."

Brazil: First decade of ‘O Indivíduo’

  20 November 2007

Pedro Sette Câmera celebrates 10 years of blogging at O Indivíduo [pt] writing up a balance of the blog and thinking about the future. “If I were to wish anything for the future, I would only hope to renew this kind of real professional found in the first printed ‘O...

China: Bloggers bust another really big lie

  20 November 2007

One of the less glamorous side-effects of censorship, the impact the 17th Communist Party National Congress had on Chinese media made a faked photograph of a rare tiger the top story throughout the Chinese blogsphere for the entire past month. The whole affair ended this weekend when an obscure blogger...

Puerto Rico: Mystical Powers

  20 November 2007

The Governor of Puerto Rico may be facing indictment – leaving Dondequiera incredulous over his statement that “Puerto Ricans have mystical powers, which include seeing into the future and knowing when some injustice has been committed…I can only guess that the price for being elected is that you lose your...

Jamaica: Blogging for Literature

  20 November 2007

Geoffrey Philp reflects on the mission of his blog: “We need to preserve our literature. For what else is literature but memory and promise: who we thought we have been and what we imagine ourselves to be.”

Japan: Fingerprinting divides family

  17 November 2007

Blogger Lionel Dersot wonders what parents of mixed children should do when the family is split at the airport, the foreign parent subjected to Japan's new fingerprinting regulations. Remarking that no one has yet raised the issue, he asks: “Is it too intimate in the age of no-privacy to think...

Thailand: Jotman Wins

  16 November 2007

Thailand based blogger Jotman has won the “Reporters Without Borders Award” in Deutsche Welle's Best of the Blogs (BOBs) competition.

Jamaica: Ignorance or Bliss?

  16 November 2007

“It hurts me to say the truth — those of us in Jamaica who are educated and employed benefit from those who aren't,” writes Francis Wade, as he blogs about economic realities.

Jamaica: Terms of Endearment

  15 November 2007

“Coming back to work in the Caribbean has meant getting used to using words of endearment that professionals in developed countries have long eschewed”: Jamaican Francis Wade tries to strike a balance.

Bahamas: Future Shock?

  15 November 2007

Bahama Pundit‘s Larry Smith refers to the work of Alvin Toffler and Dr. James Canton to underscore the importance of the Bahamas being prepared for the inevitable challenges of the future.

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