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· November, 2007

Stories about Technology from November, 2007

Syria: Even Amazon is Blocked

Egyptian blogger Zeinobis lists some of the sites blocked in Syria – which include Amazon, hotmail, Skype, blogger and Facebook.

Bahrain: Narrowing Digital Divide

Bahraini blogger Esra'a writes about the narrowing digital divide in the Arab world here.

Egypt: Activist's Yahoo Account Suspended

Egyptian blogger Wael Abbas, whose YouTube account has recently been suspended, suffers a new blow (Ar) – this time from Yahoo – which has since disabled his Yahoo email account.

Taiwan: Any Blind Spot in Blogsphere?–Blogblind

An experimental website was born in Taiwan in Nov 20, 2007: ‘Blogblind‘ (It was closed in two days). The main concept is digging (as in Digg) blogs that people do...

Russia: Minor Attacks on the Opposition

De Rebus Antiquis Et Novis posts another pre-election update that covers some virtual and real-life attacks on the opposition.

South Africa: Bliksem: A South African Facebook App

Nick is excited about a new Facebook application, Bliksem: “Anyone who knows me knows that I hate blogging about Facebook. This time, however, there is a reason for me to...

Guyana: Chit-Chat

According to Guyana-Gyal, chatting, or “gyaffing” is “what we live for here…and cellaar-phones ring in the best thing for extra-communication in my lovely native land.”

Japan: Robot Award

Edo from Pink Tentacle introduces the list of nominees for the 2007 robot award in Japan.

Ecuador: Ultimas Noticas Collaborative News Site

Ultimas Noticias [es] is a new collaborative news site that seeks to attract participation from citizen journalists in Ecuador.

Argentina: Mar Del Plata Blog Day

Mar del Plata, Argentina, recently celebrated its Blog Day and its blog recaps the day's activities with reactions from bloggers.

Madagascar: Building a wooden boat

Ruth explains how people build wooden boats in Madagascar: “Jean finished building his latest boat 2 weeks ago. It’s a traditional wooden boat built using methods passed down from older...

China: Digg Model Won't Work?

Gomain points out that Chinese internet user is more keen on comment rather than voting for a post and the digg model hasn't been very popular so far[zh].

Israel: Syria's Official Page on Facebook

Amir Mizroch, the News Editor at The Jerusalem Post, posts what Syria's profile would look like if it had an official page on Facebook.

Egypt: YouTube Disables Activist's Account

A storm is brewing in the Egyptian blogosphere after video hosting site You Tube removed several videos featuring policemen torturing victims from their site. "This is by far the biggest...

Syria: A Protest Against Censorship

To crown the two months of rapid internet censorship, last week the Syrian government decided to block Facebook (The popular social network site) and Shabablek, a very popular local forum...

Ghana: Ghana ICT Journalists on Facebook

Ghana ICT Journalists Association is on Facebook: “Reminder to join the FACEBOOK Ghajict group.”

Innovative Tools: Live Bicycle Radio

Innovative tools in Colombia and Bangladesh are bringing internet access to communities that would otherwise be disconnected. We take a look at wi-max bicycles in Medellin and mobile phone internet...

St. Vincent & the Grenadines: Social Networking

“As the saying goes familiarity breeds contempt,” writes Abeni, as she wonders about the suggestiveness of profile pictures on social networking websites.

Philippines: Teacher-blogger tries out ‘Wu Wei 10′ with students

Akomismo introduces Wu Wei 10, a classroom game and merit system based on the principles of Taoism where:”students are rewarded with Chi points for the tasks they fulfill, and they...

Armenia: Election Campaign Site

Nazarian reports that the first official campaign site has now been established for former president Levon Ter Petrosian. Unzipped goes on to note that the site also features a blog.

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