Stories about Technology from June, 2009
Bahraini blogger Yagoob is studying in Japan, and he compares the experience of receiving financial aid from the Bahraini and Japanese governments: “Nagoya is a city with a population of 2.2 million people, four times more people than Bahrain, and yet they are sure of every single piece of information...
Information Policy summarises a recent survey on the use of mobile devices as a tool of civil resistance in Serbia and Belarus, concluding that state surveillance of communication is making them increasingly difficult to use.
Andrew from Feast Meets West interviewed Rose Huang, the most-followed twitterer in Taiwan, in his radio show on RTI.
Uln from Chinayouren shares his frustrated feelings on being blocked by the Great Fire Wall of China.
Fili An posts a review on Chinese censorship and netizen's online social movement.
Rebecca MacKinnon from Rconversation shared with her readers two Chinese government official documents on Green Dam technical requirement and testing.
Jeremy discusses the latest trends in the telecoms sector in Nigeria: “The Nigerian telecoms sector has finally hit market forces and the mathematic of where supply and demand cross at a competitive pricing point.”
FortySouth explains the Daily Nation of Kenya beats the East African Standard: “Yes, they do, within the context of respective online presence, at the very least: Note that it was in June ‘08 that Nation moved their content from www.nationmedia.com (now the host of their corporate brands) to www.nation.co.ke. So...
“You can't get really the details of the Iran election protests from the Japanese newspapers and TV stations, but the situation is updated by the minute on Twitter.” – Hiroto Kobayashi set up iranelection, a Digg-style news aggregator specifically for this topic, where users are submitting links to content in...
GV author Preetam Rai was interviewed by Syed Syahrul Zarizi of Malaysia about his online projects and his thoughts on blogging and travel.
Window on Eurasia sums up “a 144-page report [on Internet use in Russia,] released this week […] by the Public Opinion Foundation on the basis of interviews with 34,000 people in 1920 cities and towns of the Russian Federation.”
Rebecca MacKinnon comments on the Chinese government's recent censorship move and the counter-censorship campaign launched by netizens.
Trinidadian blogger KnowProSE.com discovers that a “Jamaican politican could lose his post because of Facebook”.
“I am waiting for a clarification about why he hasn’t accepted Obama’s proposal for U.S. telecommunications companies to provide Internet to the Cuban people. I demand, like many around me, a convincing argument for why we are not going to join the OAS…”: Generation Y says that “the list of...
Bermudian Vexed Bermoothes is surprised to learn that “the Governor of the Cayman Islands has a blog.”
Indian Blogger Kiruba Shankar announces that he has started writing a book called ‘Crowdsourcing Tweet’. “In the true spirit of the book, 20% of tweets will be crowdsourced. An opportunity for you to participate,” informs the blogger.
Gazan blogger Lina has made a video detailing the activities she has planned for this summer – because as she reminds us, “The siege which is being imposed made it impossible to think of traveling.”
In Gaza, Rami Almeghari has recorded an audio diary of the hurdles he faced when trying to receive a new audio recorder from the United States.
ESWN translated Ai Weiwei's call for internet boycott on July 1st and some other opposite opinions on the boycott action. There are other actions call, such as this 2009 Declaration of the Anonymous Netizens.
Profy reports that soon it will be possible to follow Kamchatka volcanoes’ eruptions online.
JobShuk brings you “Top 10 iPhone Apps for Israel.” Their features include low cost ways to stay in touch with friends and families abroad, a Hebrew/English dictionary, a downloadable Hebrew calendar, and a program that provides the latest rates on currency exchange.