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· August, 2006

Stories about Technology from August, 2006

Internet in Chile: Creating New Political Actors?

Co-authored by Mary Joyce and Rosario Lizana Why has Chile, a country of only 16 million people where only 10% have internet in their homes, become a hotbed of cyberactivism?...

India: Limca Book of Blog Records

A blog to collect facts on blogging records in India at Limca Book of (Blog) Records.

Bolivia: in the Tube and on the Tube

Having already presented the Bolivian presence on YouTube, Miguel Buitrago now describes the transmission of Bolivian television online: “The whole package is supposed to cost US$ 9.95, and is mainly...

Happy Blog Day!!!

Happy Blog Day!!! Today we celebrate the wonders of the growing and very global online conversation. Blog Day founder Nir Ofir suggests we celebrate by recommending five new blogs. But...

India: Is The World Really Flat? It looks like.

This round-up is a patchwork quilt of blog postings with a global flavor. And flavor is the key word since we end our journey with a culinary post that takes...

China: data searching

Lyn Jeffery from Virtual China introduces a new website for searching data in China: soshoo.com. The website bills itself as the first free Chinese vertical search engine focusing on statistics...

Pakistan: Internet governance

Tee Emm's Window to Pakistan on internet governance in the country.

Chile: Campaign for Bandwidth

Rosario Lizana and Atina Chile (ES) won't let readers forget about the Campaign for Broadband, which hopes to convince internet service providers to be more honest about the speed of...

South Africa: Is the microwave mega dangerous?

How often do you use microwave? Is it very often, sometimes or hardly? If you hardly do and think it’s harmful, then you need to read Sotho’s piece. His family...

Singapore: Nation Wide Wi-Fi

Ketsugi is excited about the upcoming nationwide wireless internet service in Singapore.

Pakistan: Blog Block Back?

Is the blog block in Pakistan back? All Things Pakistan on the latest developments with a couple of theories on why this probably happened.

South Africa: Computer gamers get to compete

“The Amateur Gamers Association of South Africa (AGASA) has created the first official online national gamers’ league,” reports Tectonic.

Cambodia: Web Portal and Destructive People

Vutha in Cambodia is upset with people who are causing disruptions in a community web portal project. The project known as the Community Information Center Webportal Cambodia (CIC webportal) was...

Mexico: Using Your Cell Phone as a Credit Card

Chilanga Banda says that, beginning next month, Mexicans will be able to use their cell phones to make “micro-purchases” for items less than $25 USD (ES).

Africa: Music goes online

African Music Radio is a new online station that “that offers musicians ‘…the chance to promote their music and reach a broader market and audience more effectively’“. It was spotted...

Tanzania, Mali: NYT on the African Wikipedia

Jikomboe (Swahili) on the New York Times article about African Languages Wikipedias: “How do you create an online encyclopedia when few native speakers have access to the Internet? What use...

Nigeria: Solar-powered fish project

A fishing village in Nigeria uses solar powered driers to dry their fish, reports Black Looks: “Bishop Kodji, a small fishing and canoe carving island in the Atlantic Ocean off...

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (2)

Victoria Shcherbina (LJ user saint-autere) reacts to the news of the August 22 TU-154 crash in eastern Ukraine, which killed all 170 people on board, by writing (RUS) about the...

Google in Brazil: Who Guards Orkut's Playground?

The Brazilian blogosphere is talking about Google or more specifically about Orkut, its social network which has attracted a huge number of players. In order to understand Google's significance in...

Bolivia: Windows and Google in Quechua

According to Choloblog (ES) the Windows operating system will be known as “T’uqu”, pressing “Kichana” will open a window and “Wuiskana” will close it. “KAH-lyah-ree”, meanwhile, is the phonetic pronunciation...

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