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· October, 2007

Stories about Technology from October, 2007

Nepal: The blogosphere and bloggers

Kathmandu Speaks reflects on why a Bloggers Association in Nepal – BlogBan didn't quite take off, and on the Nepali Blogosphere.

Singapore: Blog Advertising

Pricilla Tan does not want to place ads on her blog and discusses blog ads with fellow Singaporean bloggers.

Guyana, Jamaica: The Power of Money

Guyana-Gyal knows that money isn’t everything, while Moving Back to Jamaica wonders: “How much would it take to buy my happiness for a day?”

China: Facebook

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist reports on facebook's plan to enter China and sums up bloggers’ comments on the move.

Jordan: First Wifi Street

Al Wakalat Street, Jordan first pedestrian zone, is now also Jordan’s first municipal WiFi zone, announced Jordanian blogger Ahmad Humeid.

Guatemala: Missing Home

Migration either internally or to countries abroad is a usual phenomenon in Guatemala. During the armed conflict and the years of extreme poverty and violence several Guatemalans decided that there...

Colombia: Campaign Proposals for Internet Access in Bogota

Victor Solano asks candidates for mayor in Bogota about their proposals for internet access in the city [ES], and publishes their responses.

Morocco: Stop Internet Censorship!

In March of 2006, Livejournal, the popular blogging site, was blocked by the state-controlled telecommunications provider Maroc Telecom (a subsidiary of Vivendi International), depriving Moroccan citizens of access to the...

Burma: Internet and the Monks

Sacred Media Cow on how the Junta controlling the internet may have actually helped the Burmese monks. “The little fragments of information that did manage to get through got elevated...

Africa: Map of drinking age and African local content

White African shows what the map on drinking age tells us about Africa: “This map instead represents a real problem that we face in Africa: the lack of local content...

Barbados: Blogging at the IMF

The International Monetary Fund has a blog – and Living in Barbados thinks that “this recent step into the blogosphere, and its subcategory the econoblogsphere will be interesting to watch.”

Singapore: 377A Debate

Kevin Lim takes a look at the online debate in Singapore on keeping or repealing a law that makes homosexual sex an offence.

Guatemala: Blog de mi Guatemala Turns Four

Blog de Mi Guatemala [ES] celebrates its four-year anniversary.

Bolivia: Voces Bolivianas Summary

Hugo Miranda of the project Voces Bolivianas summarizes the latest blog entries [ES] by the participants.

Dominican Republic: Images of Captured Criminals

Remolacha.net [ES] writes that criminals must hate cell phone and digital cameras because of the images captured, when the criminals themselves are captured.

China: Romance with the Moon

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI has collected and translated various feelings, comments and observations from journalists about China moon travel. Han Song (one of the journalist blogger) has pointed to a...

Lebanon: On Facebook

“The beauty of Facebook is that you can add friends to your list who don’t have the least interest in staying in touch with you either! So, it is now...

Argentina: Google To Open in Buenos Aires

Leandro Zanoni of eBlog [ES] writes about Google opening up its third operations center in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

South Africa: Meet a freelance WordPress designer

Nick interviews a South African WordPress designer: “I recently decided that I need to do more interviews with great people in SA. The first person I chose is Adii. He...

Kazakhstan blocks opposition websites

On October 18, 2007, Kazakhstan has blocked access to a number of independent websites switching off main opposition outlets including kub.kz, geo.kz, zonakz.net and inkar.info [more on GV Advocacy…]

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