Stories about Technology from January, 2008
Brazil: The first ever local cyberculture festival
Sérgio Amadeu [pt] on Guarulhos first ever digital festival. “With more than 500 papers published in a collaborative portal, developed entirely using open software, Guarulhos 2.Zero will give its awards at the end of February. You can visit the website and vote. It is cool to encourage the municipalities that...
Singapore: ASUS EEE PC Review
Singapore blogger Rinaz test drives Asus's latest Linux based sub-notebook. The computer is just started selling in South East Asia and there are user groups already in Thailand and the Philippines. First look at the Asus EEE PC from rinaz on Vimeo.
Kyrgyzstan: First MacCenter in Central Asia Opens
Akbalta informs readers that the first Apple's MacCentre in Central Asia is going to be opened in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, in February this year.
China: Learning from Pornography Website
Dupola suggests that internet business should learn from pornography websites (zh) in terms of their market strategy, relation with the users, income sources and scale.
China: Internet Privacy
Vincent points out that many social networking sites have violated the protection of privacy. For example the fact that spokeo.com can track down hundreds of friends’ online activities via their email accounts is a form of surveillance, probably against the account holders’ will to be left alone.
Bahrain: Away from Blogging
Silverooo, from Bahrain, discusses what is keeping her away from her blog in this post.
Russia: Internet Regulations
Perspectives on the new Russia writes about the Russian government's plans to regulate the internet.
Kenya: Using SMS to spread rumours
What An African Woman Thinks writes about negative uses of SMS in Kenya: “Regarding the escalating violence in Kenya, the ICRC spokesman in the country, one Bernard Barret is quoted as saying that rumours are being spread by mobile phone text messages predicting imminent attacks by one group or another...
Citizen Uganda: Smart and very, very pretty
Citizen Uganda is the best new online source of information about Uganda, and it's also very, very pretty. To scroll down the main page of Citizen Uganda is to indulge in a visual symphony: carefully selected photos align harmoniously with well-crafted blocks of text. Thick lines in complementary colors separate commentary from current events.
Cambodia: Online Game Launch
Vutha takes us to the launch of an online game in Cambodia where a popular Cambodian singer appears as one of characters from the game.
Armenia: Indigenous Language Blogs
While most blogging from or about Armenia has been in English or Russian, The Armenian Observer is pleased to discover that the number of Armenian language blogs is slowly but surely increasing. Observer commends the blogs for their quality and recommends his readers encourage their development by visiting and commenting...
China: Spring Travel Transportation Map
Hecaitou points out that the google map for spring travel transportation is very helpful and he expresses great thanks for the staff creating the page.
Brazil: Police goes Wi-Fi on Carnival
Andre Lemos [pt] reports that the police of Salvador will use wi-fi network to provide security to revelers at the Carnival. There will be 400 computers in 60 points of the city, which the police will avail to consult, in real time, information about accidents, criminal records and data from...
Cape Verde: Getting read to debate the blogosphere
djoyamado [pt] makes a roundup of Cape Verde blogs, some of them are debating quite hot issues. This is a post preparing to a “virtual” debate on the state of the country's blogosphere.
Paraguay: An Introduction to a Growing Blogosphere
Muna Annahas, a Paraguayan blogger, writes her first Global Voices Online post and provides an introduction to the Paraguayan blogosphere. She provides examples of interesting academic, political, cultural, personal, and bridge blogs written by Paraguayans at home and abroad.
Bermuda: Police-Blogger Suspended
Bermudan Police Officer and blogger Allan Palmer reports that he is officially “on suspension” following a blog post that he wrote.
Hong Kong: Artists’ Nude Photos
Some nude photos of two local artists were put on net via overseas website, now the Hong Kong police is investigating the uploading sources – more from ESWN.
China: Mobile Surveillance Shock?
Imagethief comments on the xenophobic news report of mobile surveillance in China and suggests the Chinese side to choose their words wiser.
Tunisia: Four Lebanese Jailed for Facebook Remark
Tunisian Subzero Blue wonders after reading about the arrest of four Lebanese students for making crude remarks on Facebook: “When people get thrown into jail for stuff like this you can't help but feel how long the road ahead still is. Should this really be an issue? Don't these judges...
Russia: “Top 5 Russia Blogs”
Siberian Light highlights “the most influential, the most interesting and sometimes the most controversial Russia blogs out there” – “in no particular order.”
Using Web2.0 tools for Environmental Activism
To borrow a leaf from the Global voices Sub Saharan Editor's post on cyber-activism in the aftermath of the elections in Kenya; we take a look at how environmental bloggers and activists are using web 2.0 tools to bring attention to issues ranging from deforestation, conservation and global warming, and...