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· March, 2008

Stories about Technology from March, 2008

Syria: I Blog, Therefore I am

Syrian Abu Fares explains why he blogs in this post. “I blog therefore I am,” he concludes.

Bulgaria: Against Internet “Bugging”

This year, the Bulgarian government has issued a decree, which, among other things, allows the security services to gather from each internet user the data about who they have written...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Laptop Incident

Trinidad and Tobago's Opposition Leader was recently suspended from Parliament for using his laptop without permission, but only a few bloggers seemed tuned in to the story...

Cuba: Can You Hear me Now?

News that Cubans will now be allowed to buy cell phones has been met with differing reactions by Cuban bloggers…El Cafe Cubano: “Cubans on average earn about $20 a month...

Japan: Why does Mario move from left to right?

Blogger lastline has drawn over 400 bookmarks on the Japanese bookmarking service Hatena for a detailed investigation of the question: Why does the video game character Mario run across the...

Israel: New Technology Will Improve Organ Transplants

Israeli biotech company Core Dynamics may have found a way to improve organ transplants. A new technique in cyropreservation will change the way organs are frozen and thawed, enhancing their...

Lebanon: Facebook Suicide

SLH shares this letter that he sent to his “facebook friends” explaining the reasons behind his decision to leave Facebook forever and to “rejoin real world interaction”.

Brazil: Blogs banned from the 2008 elections

Brazil is warming up for local elections later this year, but the Supreme Electoral Court has just passed regulations that have raised eye-brows throughout the blogosphere: only candidates' purpose-built web...

Libya: Killing Time at Weddings

From Libya, Khadija Teri takes us along with her to a wedding in Tripoli – where she discovers a new way to kill time.

Qatar: Some Facebook Applications Banned

Ngourlay announces that Qatar Telecoms has blocked some of Facebook's applications. The blogger also lists five reasons the telecom provider censors sites: pornography, political criticism of Gulf countries and anti-Islamic...

Kuwait: Stop Demolishing Kuwait Facebook Group

Rampurple draws our attention to a new Facebook group named Stop Demolishing Kuwait's History.

Chile: Presidential Candidate Set to Back Children's Computer Campaign

Marcelo Trivelli, a pre-candidate for the Chilean presidency, has promised to promote the objectives of the campaign “One Computer Per Child,” [es] writes Luis Ramirez and will appear on TV...

Morocco: Growing Sense of Civic Activism

A Moro in America draws our attention to the “growing sense of civic activism in Morocco” as more people continue to videotape and expose corrupt officers and guards, who are...

Jordan: End of Pirates DVDs Era

“Will April 1st 2008 be doomsday for Jordan’s JD 1 DVD paradise?” asks Ahmed Humaid, from Jordan, who overhears people talking about the end of the era of cheap pirated...

Seychelles: A political party with a blog

A political party with a blog in Seychelles: “The SNP is the main opposition party in the Seychelles.”

Colombia: Contest brings forth multimedia citizen journalists

Contest open for anyone, regardless of nationality, to write, show and create content telling the world about a very special place in Colombia most people wouldn´t normally be aware of....

Cuba: Verifying Blocked Websites

Yoaní Sanchez of Generación Y [es] in Cuba details which blog and websites are currently being blocked within the island after verifying this fact at a local cybercafe.

Zimbabwe: Using Google Maps to show election rigging

Sokwanele uses Google Map to show election rigging in Zimbabwe: “The interactive map aims to give a visual impression of the scale and many ways in which the Zimbabwean government...

Nigeria: Website for Obama

David Ajao's comments about the launching of a website for Obama in Nigeria: I regularly glance through the leading Nigerian Internet-based discussion forum Nairaland, to keep an eye on the...

Seychelles: Embassy Blog

Official blog of the Seychelles embassy: “This is the official blog of the Seychelles Embassy accredited to the European Communities and institutions, and the Benelux countries with residence in Brussels.”

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