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· February, 2008

Stories about Technology from February, 2008

India: Blogging and Memories

Route 79 ponders on the point of blogging, and reproduces a wonderful letter from a person who lived in the same area of London who shares his memories.

Africa: Applying long-tail to the African mobile space

White African discusses “applying the long-tail to the African mobile space”: “What Ken is getting at is an important concept, one that too many of us forget as we generally...

Sri Lanka: LTTE on Facebook?

Tamilnet.tv on fake profiles of LTTE members on Facebook, and the LTTE's threats to those violate the diktat.

Malawi: Competition in the mobile phone industry

Austin Madinga writes about competition in the mobile phone industry in Malawi: “In the past few years, Malawians have witnessed cut throat competition between mobile phone operators Celtel Malawi and...

China: Suicide at tech giant Huawei

Following up on one blogger's lead, some comments on yet another staff suicide at tech company Huawei this week which for many reinforces the company's popular image of having one...

Serbia: Where is Facebook's Belgrade?

According to Belgrade 2.0, Serbia's capital has mysteriously disappeared from Facebook: “Anyway, there are couple of groups now fighting to get Serbian cities back on the list of hometowns, since...

Lebanon: Finding Leila Abu Saba

Leila Abu Saba writes about how readers find their way to her blog.

Egypt: Facebook, Politics and Journalism

Politics, Facebook and journalism. Zeinobia, from Egypt, draws a link between them in this post.

Yemen: Gaza, My Grandmother and Candles

Yemeni blogger Maysaa Shuja has written a profoundly thoughtful post about candles, electricity, and the possible introduction of nuclear energy to her native country - a country which cannot supply...

Africa: AfricanLoft Update

Grandiose Parlor talks about recent updates on AfricanLoft: “AfricanLoft is ever committed to ensuring that only the best is good enough for our readers and contributors. In addition to the...

South Africa: Where are black bloggers hiding?

Inside Candy wonders where South African black bloggers are: “I realise that this is a potentially loaded question, but where the hell are all the black bloggers hiding? To date,...

Sharing music for free is not a crime, in Spain

Miguel Caetano, who faithfully writes at his blog Remixtures, blogs about[PT] the relative freedom to share music non-commercialy through P2P enjoyed in Spain, and compliments Spanish judges for their fine...

Ecuador: My Mobile Voice and Citizen Journalism

Mi Voz Móvil (My Mobile Voice) is a project in citizen journalism from the newspaper Ultimas Noticias in Quito, Ecuador. The mobile van travels to neighborhoods where they conduct workshops...

China: Photoshop Era

Wangxiaofeng talks about the coming of Photoshop era and how such tool is serving the redistribution of interest (zh).

Thailand: Traffic Via Twitter

Keng is keeping up to date with Bangkok traffic via his Twitter feed. (via Gen Kanai)

Russia, U.S.: The New York Times’ Russian LJ

Lyndon of Scraps of Moscow provides a comprehensive review of the New York Times‘ Russian-language LJ community, a platform for a “translator-assisted online dialog” between Russian bloggers and the newspaper's...

Pakistan: YouTube and the World

Pakistan's act of blocking access to YouTube may have had consequences far deeper than initially planned says iFaqeer.

Burkina Faso: teachable moments, missing bathrooms and road rage

Pity the school teachers of the Peace Corps. While their compatriots toiling in health clinics or with micro-credit programs pretty much work loose hours and come and go from social...

Vietnam: Virtual Worlds for Business

Saigon Nezumi points to a press release from the Spanish Embassy in Vietnam where they are trying to network Spanish and Vietnamese businessmen using a virtual world platform.

What does make them come to Campus Party?

Donizete Soares from Sentimentos e Pensamentos [Feelings and Toughts, PT] asked some campuseros at Campus Party Brasil 2008 [PT] about their motivations to leave behind their diary lives and flock...

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