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· April, 2006

Stories about Technology from April, 2006

China: Truth penetrates firewall

In ‘China Good News Vol. 3‘, the Laowiseass blogger posts a letter from a reader: “I just saw a PBS documentary about what happened in Beijing in the summer of...

Pakistan 451 reports on more sites being blocked in Pakistan because of directives issued by the government.

China: Technorati unblocked

Not that it has much connection to the Chinese blogsphere anyway, but Technorati is back reports Danwei.

Bermuda: Technology Education portal

The Limey links to the Bermuda Ministry of Education's Technology Education Learning Portal.

Ghana : ICT seminar

Trials and Tribulations of a Freshly Arrived Denizen posts a couple of podcasts on the ICT seminar he is attending in Accra.

Kenya: recycling and innovation

Kikuyumoja’s realm has some suggestions for recyling your old desktop – you could also check out his innovative water heater as well.

Martinique/Gwada: Palm Tree Shaped Antennas

Technophile InternetRapide.com praises (FR) the aesthetic value of Morocco's palm tree-shaped antennas.

Palestine: Mob like mentality?

In deviantART, the Palestinian artists simply cannot select their country from the dA country list. “Free-Palestine” community asked deviantART to add “Palestinian territories” to the country list. The answer was:...

China: AOL arrives

In ‘Congratulations and Controversy‘, AngryChineseBlogger chunlin looks at the arduous road AOL has been down in trying to establish a presence in China. “After months of speculation, anticipation, and a...

Belize: VoIP blocked by local telecom

Melody reports that Belize Telecommunications Limited has been blocking VoIP connections in the country and calls for users’ assistance in surveying the effects of the blocking on their internet usage....

Marriage, Birthday and identity crisis in the Moroccan blogosphere

I'll start today with some good news. The first one: Morocco is among the four African countries which count the biggest numbers of internet users in a continent where only...

China: Technorati blocked

Technorati has been blocked. Albeit limited, Technorati used to be the best Chinese-language aggregating one could hope to get.

India: IT, Blogging and BarCamp

Information Technology and India are spoken in the same breath. Bangalore is often referred to as the Silicon Valley of India, and it was therefore not surprising that two IT...

Nigeria: technology and violence

Chippla writes on terrorism, technology and violence using Bin Laden, Nigerian militants and the Kenyan Mau Mau uprising and the ANC struggle against apartheid as examples of how “one mans...

China: Google deletes Tibet?

Has Google Earth left Tibet off the map? (via China Herald)

Japan: Online language learning

Chris Bunting at Buyo shares his discovery of two free online Japanese learning tools: one mouse-over pop-up translator and a vocabulary-drilling role playing game.

Nigeria: Internet exchange points

Oro reports that Nigerian internet traffic will soon have it's own exchange points which should speed up the time it takes for your email to reach its destination and vice...

Barbados: We want biotech

Barbados is trying to attract biotech firms, but Barbados Free Press thinks they should find a more efficient way of spreading the word than through PR newswire services.

Haitian Blogger Yon Ayisyen: “I'm No Revolutionary Hero”

Yon Ayisien (whose name means “A Haitian”) blogs at Ayisyen Sa Nap Regle? (“What's Up Haitians? ” in Creole) and might as well be renamed HaitiPundit. He is the only...

China: Photoblogs allow exchange

Photoblogs can not only get around keyword filters but language barriers too. Beijing-based Ziboy has invited his photoblogging peers to send in contributions to his exhibition to be held in...

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