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· August, 2010

Stories about Ideas from August, 2010

East Timor: Raging debate on “culture”

Africa: Maker Faire Africa 2010

Jamaica: Art About Dudus

Jamaica: Garvey's Birthday

Bahamas: Breakdown

Cuba: Walking a Fine Line

Vietnam: TedxSaigon 2010

Macedonia: Political Parties Obsess Over Facebook ‘Likes,’ Myth-Making

Macedonian bloggers comment on the attempts of political parties to show off their ratings via social networks, while the communication they offer remains devoid of substance.

China: GDP rising, public spending too?

We keep hearing that China's economy is still booming; has public spending increased in step? Private savings are staying in the bank, writes one blogger: from hospitals to schools to...

Ecuador: Twitter Users Love Their Country

Ecuadorian Twitter users decided to commemorate their country's independence day by promoting the use of the #teamoecuador (I Love You Ecuador) hashtag on August 10.

Brazil: The Indigenous, The Internet and Interculturality

Ever more present in villages, technology has been gaining ground as an efficient means to ensure the indigenous lifestyle and culture. Tools like Google Earth and GPS aid reforestation efforts...

Egypt: Youth using social media to close the gap

Thirty young Egyptians joined hands to produce 10 social advertisements, aimed at social reform. Marwa Rakha takes a closer look at the “Closing The Gap” project, and shares some of...

Bahamas: On the Caribbean

Japan: Blogger roll-call

Curacao: Experiencing Space

U.S.V.I.: Lionfish Threat

Cuba: Prisoner of Words

Morocco: “My Summer With a Book”

In a world steeped in digital technology, and where tablets and e-book readers are getting cheaper and more accessible to a larger public every day, will there be a place...

Paraguay: Information for Attendees of Americas Social Forum

Voices of Young African Leaders Heard at Obama's Forum

The President's Forum with Young African Leaders took place in Washington, DC from August 3-5 2010. Delegates from Sub Saharan Africa were invited to exchange ideas on development in their...

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