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· April, 2006

Stories about Technology from April, 2006

China: Truth penetrates firewall

  29 April 2006

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 1989 with my roommates. The three of us were shocked by not only the bloody, barbarian event, but also the...

  28 April 2006

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

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: “deviantART does not tolerate Mob like mentality…“. dA then banned “Free-Palestine” members, and deleted all of their content, EP said.

China: AOL arrives

  27 April 2006

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 few false starts,” chunlin announces, “AOL has this month announced the finalization of a multi-million dollar partnership deal with SMG...

Belize: VoIP blocked by local telecom

  26 April 2006

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. “They have gone as far as jamming chat and messenger programs like GoogleTalk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Voice and other,” Melody...

China: Technorati blocked

  26 April 2006

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

  26 April 2006

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 events were held in the city that hogged quite a bit of bandwidth in the Indian blogging spacee. BarCamp Bangalore...

Nigeria: technology and violence

  26 April 2006

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 terrorist is another man's freedome fighter”

Japan: Online language learning

  25 April 2006

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

  25 April 2006

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 versa. “The Board of Nigerian Communications Commission has approved a proposal to fund the setting up of Internet eXchange Points...

Barbados: We want biotech

  24 April 2006

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”

  24 April 2006

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 Haiti-based Haitian blogger who blogs about politics and his blogging wit and vision is surprising for a 25 year-old. Though...

China: Photoblogs allow exchange

  24 April 2006

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 China's capitol this coming Saturday, which will “[use] the form of photoblogs on the internet to promote exchange and understanding...

Taiwan: Regional aggregator coming

  24 April 2006

Prominent Taiwanese blogger Portnoy has started an English-language blog, Portnoy in Between. First up? Time to see a Chinese-language blog aggregator. “It is nothing about English hegemony;” he writes of Asia247 set to open June 4, “it is about how to communicate effectively, how to break the language divide, and...

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