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· December, 2007

Stories about Technology from December, 2007

Jordan: Debut Post

Jordanian Mohammad Azraq announces his debut post covering the Jordanian blogosphere at Global Voices Online here.

Algeria: Online Poll on Bombings

Algerian blogger Nouri discusses Al Jazeera's recent poll on Algeria. The online poll asked users whether or not they supported the al-Qaeda bombings in Algeria.

Kuwaiti Publisher in Court

The Kuwait authorities levied charges of libel against Dr. Saad bin Tifla [translate], the publisher of the first online newspaper in the Gulf – Alaan – citing their Press &...

Africa: Africa's modular machines

Afrigadget has a video showing Africa's modular machines: “The video below shows how the machines are used in wood workshops to make design cutouts, carve out pieces for furniture and...

Zambia: We need Enlightenment to end this instanity

Zambian blogosphere continues to grow and bring diverse voices and opinions online as our new Zambian author, Brenda Zulu, shows us in her first roundup.

Cambodia: Social Network For People Living with Disabilities

Cambodian blogger Heng Phan has created a social network for People Living with Disabilities in Cambodia.

Hong Kong: Top News in 2007 Blogosphere

As the year end is approaching, local blogger sidekick has her picks of "Top News in Hong Kong 2007 Blogosphere". She also calls for more comments and suggestions for the...

Malaysia: Getting The Page Rank Back

5xmom is happy to get her google page rank back and swears to stay off paid posts. “No more selling text links, no more paid posts on the these three...

Peru: Controversy in the Vote for Best Blog 2007

Peruanista [es] objects to the vote for “Best Peruvian blog of 2007″ held at the blog Utero de Marita [es], saying that there is a huge difference between best blog...

Japan: Web visionary Umeda Mochio

While famous in Japan as a web visionary, Silicon Valley resident Umeda Mochio, president of Muse Associates, co-founder of Pacifica Fund and board member of the Japanese bookmarking and diary...

Kenya Elections 2007: Should Raila Supporters Celebrate?

Although the official presidential results have not been announced by the Electoral Commission of Kenya, Kenyan blogger, Gerald Baraza, has already declared the winner on his blog, “Kenya has a...

Burkina Faso Soon a Biofuel Producer

Last month, Burkina Faso and the French company AgroEd signed a framework agreement for developing a biofuels industry. Netizens express their skepticism about whether Burkina can become a competitive producer...

Kazakhstan: Faster Internet

Arseny reports on the prospected new requirements for ISPs in Kazakhstan and opines on the possible changes in their tariffs.

Americas: Open Source and Free Software in Latin America

Free Software in Latin America is a blog devoted to open source and free software movement in Latin America.

Vietnam: Blogging in Vietnam

Saigon Nezumi wonders if Vietnam's planned regulations on blogging would affect the local and expat bloggers.

Kenya: Using new technology to cover elections

White African looks at the use of technology in Kenya Election 2007: “I’ve been particularly impressed with the AfricaNews.com media group. They use technology in innovative ways, creating real usable...

Japan: Three easy steps to a regulated Internet

Government moves in Japan to regulate web content, filter mobile phone access for users under the age of 18, and revise file transfer-related copyright legislation are outlined in a report...

Arab Bloggers Alarmed by Al Farhan's Arrest

Reactions continue to reverberate across the Arab blogosphere following the arrest of Saudi blogger Fouad Al Farhan, whose charges still remain unknown. Following is what some of region's bloggers have...

Japan: Learning from the failure of Second Life

Second Life in Japan is virtually dead. While three-dimensional environments such as "meet me" and Hatena World have seen their popularity rise, the most famous virtual environment in the world...

China: ZT Online

Joel Martinsen from DANWEI translates an article from Southern Weekly which described in detail a gamer's online game experience.

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