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· December, 2006

Stories about Technology from December, 2006

The Saudi Blogosphere this Past Week

Sleeping blogs, zombie computers, Saudi driving culture, Saddam Hussein's hanging, Arabic MTV, Saudi lesbian bloggers, Christmas, and more in this week's roundup. Let's get this started… Relating to the demise...

Africa 2.0: Important New Sites

Africa 2.0 shares (Fr) two new links: Makossa TV, a self-described media center for African artists and Ouestaf, a West African news site.

Indonesia: Internet Outage and Flood in Aceh

There is nothing worse for Indonesian bloggers in particular around the new year eve but to see the sudden temporary “demise” of internet connection. The cause as reported by Budi...

South Africa: South African marketing podcast

Mike Stopforth announces the launch of Amplitude: “Dave Duarte and I would like to ‘officially’ announce the launch of Amplitude – A New Marketing Podcast for South Africans (by South...

Some lessons about blog attacks in the spanish-language blogosphere

Spanish version here: Algunas enseñanzas sobre los ataques a blogs In the last weeks there have been a series of quite similar attacks to popular blogs in Spanish. The series...

Lusosphere: Who? Me? You!? Why not Hugo?

TIME Magazine's choice of ‘You’ as the ‘Person of the Year’ has created interesting reactions in Lusophone blogs. The coddling move from the editorial giant towards the new class of...

Africa: “local” is the keyword

“Why not build the next eBay in Africa, then be “partnered” with for $40 million? Why not build the next PayPal, Google, YouTube or MySpace, when the success of such...

Serbia, USA: What Serbs Think About America

In his blog post called “America is shaking”, Neven Andjelic shares his opinion on the United States (SRP): This big country is shaking. A number of events have caused the...

India: On the GV summit

National Highway, who attended the Global Voices summit in Delhi, has some thoughts to share.

Poland: Free Internet

Information Policy blog reports that the Polish government will be offering free internet service “to disadvantaged members of society in a bid to ensure that all citizens can have equal...

Malaysia: Internet Slowdown

Nik Nazmi comments on the breakdown in internet services in some parts of South East Asia and East Asia because of an earthquake in Taiwan. “When I told my colleague...

Kenya: DIY phone booth

Local innovation at work: the DIY phone booth in Kenya,”The person who modified it ripped an old Siemens C25 phone apart and installed its display instead of the one that...

China: Ping…ping…pfft

The earthquake near Taiwan last night which snapped six underwater internet cables, seems to have left a large part of Asia, particularly the Northeast, struggling for an internet fix. Those...

Pakistan: The Rural, Urban and Cyber Me

Light Within on the multiplicity of the self's identities. “There it occurred to m that I have three different lives; different identities; Rural, Urban and Cyber.”

Belarus: Internet and Charity in Grodno

Information Policy blog reports on a charity campaign launched by the Grodno internet community.

India: Community Video Unit and Dalits

Reflections in a window pane on the power of video and overcoming oppression. “When the use of Video by a team of six Dalits, working for a Community Video Unit,...

Sri Lanka: Preparing for the Tsunami

LIRNEasia is apprehensive about a report in the UK press which claims that Sri Lanka is prepared well if a tsunami strikes. “The best-prepared country is Sri Lanka, one of...

Nepal: Digital Democracy Organization

Democracy for Nepal discusses Humro Nepal. “It has not been registered. It does not have a budget. Both those details are intentional and are to be kept that way. It...

Libya:A view into the blogging scene

The Libyan blogosphere is rich and diverse, but quietly apolitical. I'm constantly surprised at how it has sprouted during the last three years. It may have less bloggers than other...

Malawi: does Google know Soyapi Mumba?

Does Google know Soyapi Mumba, the Malawian blogger?, “I found it interesting to see that only Google suggests my name. Google will suggest the correct spelling of my name when...

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