Stories about Technology from September, 2006
Africa: a web 2.0 application from Africa
African technology firm, Incubeta, has built a web-based application,which allows you to build websites without having to know HTML, reports My Africa: “I’m glad to see that they were able to get such great exposure early in their beta, since it will bring a lot of eyeballs to their site(s)...
Serbia: Kosovo Is (Not) Changing
Wu Wei observes the changes that are taking place in Kosovo and those that aren't.
Africa: whose voices were heard?
Africa Media uses number of links and comments to figure out whose voices were heard during the digital indaba controversy: “Importantly, it seems to me, is that bloggers such as Black Looks and AH&B were heard. Imagine pre-blogging and a group was holding a conference in South Africa on some...
Ghana: how to participate in web economy
Tropically Tolerant has an interesting idea: “In my last entry, I suggested that it was time for the average Ghanaian developer with an Internet connection to participate in the new web economy. I concluded that the main barrier to entry is a distribution network for the money being earned. Today,...
Ethiopia: were blogs blocked?
“One day Ethiopia had one of the busiest and fastest-growing blogging scenes in the whole of Africa. The next, more than two-thirds of its online journals simply disappeared,” begins the BBC's Focus on Africa magazine article about the great Ethiopian blog blockage.
Africa: renewable technologies
Africa Unchained writes, “Karekezi, S…surveys (PDF) the dissemination of renewable technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa…and attempts to evaluate the potential for these technologies to meet the energy needs of Africa’s poor…“
China: internet mobs hunt Accord Girl
Jeremy Goldkorn in DANWEI blogs about a Accord Girl's video that enraged local netizens and resulted in another internet mobs hunt. The girl thinks that anyone who earns less than 3,000 yuan a month is a loser (i.e. most people in China).
Africa: Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?
Mozambique to assemble Chinese computers?, wonders Soyapi Mumba.
Ghana: West Africa's ICT center
Accra by Day and Night blogs about “Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre of Excellence,” West Africa's state-of-the-art ICT center.
Tunisia: Opening prisons to the world
At this site, I’m trying to show videos that show or speak about human rights abuses, and – as in the Tunisian video above – the impact of human rights abuses on ordinary people. I don’t speak Arabic, so how do I know what this video’s about? It's thanks to...
Posts from Peru
This time it is three rather than two weekly summaries from the guys at Perú Político: Weekly Chronicle (September 6 to the 12) and Weekly Chronicle (September 13 – 19) Gobierno y Congreso tras el clamor popular, and there is a version in English for readers of the anglophone world:...
Kenya: making money online
Kumekucha writes about the top revenue generating Kenyan website: “In fact many Kenyans blogs and web sites have taken full advantage of innovative online revenue generating tools. Top on the list of online revenue generators has to be the amazing Google Adsense pay per click (ppc) programme. The Adsense program...
Africa: Africans ahead of rest of the world
Ethan offers four areas where Africa is leading the rest of the world.
Chile, Colombia, Peru, Brazil: Craig Barrett in Latin America
Leo Prieto publishes the tellingly titled post, “Craig Barrett came to Chile with WiMax and 1,000 computers under his arm.” [ES] Ricardo Carreón has a much more personal description of Barrett's visit to Chile and his trip throughout Latin America.
Taiwan: web2.0 conference
Chiao is having a live blogging about the web 2.0 conference in Taipei.
Philippines: First Online Press Conference
An online press conference, a first in Philippine internet history, was held last September 21 when the 34th anniversary of Martial Law was commemorated by Filipinos. The online press forum was conducted by partylist representative Satur Ocampo, a former journalist and political detainee. The event, which was facilitated by Yehey!,...
Africa: Moving on from the digital indaba
Meskel Square on “Moving on from the Digital Indaba“: “Overall it was a huge success. One way of judging that is to look at all the discussions that are still carrying on in posts and comments and Technorati links. The discussions started with the race debate which I now wish...
Argentina: Buenos Aires 3D for Google Earth
Ezequiel Galotti is building Buenos Aires … so to speak. Block by block, building by building, he is constructing the capital in 3D to be viewed with Google Earth. The results are really amazing. You can also view an interview with Galotti from CNN.
Slovenia: 4th National Blogmeet
The Glory of Carniola announces the 4th National Slovenian Blogmeet to be held on October 14 in Ljubljana.
Philippines: Blogger Conference
J Angelo Racoma blogs the Philippine BlogCon 2006. The blog conference was held in Manila on Monday 25, September.
Morocco: 5000 micro companies
Samir says that the Moroccan Minister of the Social Development, Family and Solidarity, has come up with an innovative plan that addresses both needs of unemployed and handicapped people who need work and communication technology. One of the projects is to create 5,000 small companies providing moving “publiphones” on behalf...