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· February, 2006

Stories about Technology from February, 2006

Indonesia: Blog to You

Indonesian blogger Nagasundani asks “What is blog to you?” Some people, he says, write about their own life. His own answer: “For me this blog helps me to develop my...

Nigeria: Webmasters & webdesigners unite online

Emmanuel Oluwatosin’s Thought Line reports on a new online space specifically for Nigerian webmasters and webdesigners..

Lone Haiti-Based Haitian Blogger on Recent Haitian Elections

Yon Ayisyen, the sole Haiti-based Haitian blogger complains (FR) that he does not have an internet connection at home. But that has not stopped him from blogging regularly if not...

Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus: Swedish Blogs Covering the Region

Vilhelm Konnander reviews Swedish blogs – some in English, others in Swedish – that cover Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. His own English-language blog – Vilhelm Konnander's Weblog...

Cambodia, Malaysia: Blogmeet

Cambodia-based blogger and cartoonist Jinja reports on a meeting he set up with Malaysian bloggers on his trip to Kuala Lumpur. “We also chew over the idea that we should...

Malaysia, Singapore: Dangers of Technology

The scandal involving a Singapore student's taped sexual adventures spread on the Internet continues to draw comment. Singapore's A Worm's perspective talks about the dangers of modern technology, while Life...

Nigeria: Nigeria Rocks

Gbenga of Oro reports on “Nigeria Rocks” which will discuss “Global Process, Local Reality: Nigerian Youth Lead Action in the Information Society@

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Hurricane Katrina: Rethinking Disaster Relief Response

Indonesia: Terrorist Blogger

A. Fatih Syuhud asks: “Are you the terrorist blogger?” He writes: “Blogging should be made use for advocating peace at heart and mind, not only for the sake of blogging...

Found in Translation

One of the greatest challenges in curating the global online conversation is translation. To present ideas and reflections from one language and culture to another is no easy task and...

Singapore: Cheerleader Sex Tape

All over the Singapore blogosphere are commentaries on an unfortunate high school cheerleader, nicknamed “Tammy NYP,” whose cellphone was allegedly stolen by a jealous classmate and whose sex video recorded...

Hungary: Prime Minister's Blog

Hungarian prime minister has his own blog now, and Henrik of Hungarian Accent reviews the reactions of Hungarian bloggers to this unlikely development. Pestiside.hu describes it as “a classic blog,...

Arabic Blogs Dreams

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. Some disappointment in blogging and Arab blogsphere is floating around. Here, Tarik Abu Ziad from Jordan writes; Running...

India: Barcamp in Delhi

India: Barcamp in Delhi

Belarus: Microsoft's Russification Policy

br23 blog encourages Belarusian Internet users to write to Microsoft to protest what appears to be the company's Russification policy: “If in your browser settings you chose Belarusian as the...

All Quiet on The Chinese Front

The topic of Internet and press censorship in China continued to draw heated debate after the US congressional hearing on this issue last week. Rebecca MacKinnon wrote a comprehensive review...

Indonesia: Blog aggregators, President's new site and Prophet Muhammad Cartoon

GVO, Indonesia post about Indonesian Blog aggregators, Indonesian President's new site and Prophet Muhammad Cartoon

Kimchi-Based Anti-Bird-Flu Air-Conditioners

The Lost Nomad reports that South Korea's LG Electronics has begun selling air-conditioners equipped with enzyme to fight the bird flu. The enzyme is extracted from kimchi, Korea's staple pickled...

Bermuda: Mapping the island

Paradise Found finds that efforts to map Bermuda by Google Maps et al leave something to be desired.

Vietnam: Not Master of The Domain

Down And Out in Sài Gòn and diacritic.org comment on the Vietnam Internet Network Information Centre's refusal to grant a grapefruit wholesaler's application for the domain name “buoi.com.” Yes, bưởi...

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