Stories about Technology from August, 2009
To combat the spread of AIDS, many organizations and activists worldwide are engaged with innovative and localized campaigns and initiatives. Today we will discuss some of them who use ICT and citizen media to augment their cause.
KnowProSE.com weighs in on the battle between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a mainstream newspaper: “I don't necessarily agree with everything Richard writes or how he writes it – but I think that he has the right to express his opinion. When you threaten legal action in a case...
Mexican-American Astronaut José Hernández is currently orbiting the Earth as part of a Space Shuttle mission to the International Space Station, and he is twittering while he is on the mission.
Dina Mehta writes about an innovative value added service from mobile operator(s) which can empower people in rural areas in India with minimum cost.
Luis Ramirez writes about the technology platform of Chilean Presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera [es] and notes that his proposals include funding for a computer and broadband internet in every household.
Amit Varma, one of the most popular Indian bloggers who won many awards in blogging, posts some tips on how to write a successful blog.
LJ user travel_hunter (RUS) re-posts images of Yandex.ru maps showing an impressive amount of cars forced to wait until some high-ranking Russian officials pass an intersection in Moscow. LJ user dolboeb posts these images, too, and writes (RUS): “When you just get stuck in traffic caused by the passing of...
Young people from eight Arab countries and Sweden met last May to learn certain leadership and organizational skills, and how to use the tools of social media to advance social change. Now, they are preparing to meet again in November.
Jordanian Qwaider addresses Arab blogging portal Maktoob, which has just signed a deal with Yahoo! saying: “Well done my friends. Not only because someone like Yahoo recognized you. But because you have actually made it.”
Jordanian blogger Naseem Tarawnah comments on the recent Maktoob-Yahoo! deal.
An announcement for BarCampAfrica UK 2009: “So a tweet , a retweet ,a couple of emails back and forth and an organizers meeting later we are on course for an inspiring and action oriented BarCampAfrica UK on the 7th of November 2009.”
Should Ghana consider space travel?: “It is absolute wishful thinking. Travel to space to do what in the first place? Honestly, given even 50 years from today, I bet we are not and never going to get anywhere near there.”
A battle appears to be brewing between a Trinidad and Tobago blogger and a local newspaper: the latter says that it will “exercise all its available legal options” unless kid5rivers apologizes for this post, in which he airs his opinion that the paper has become “a media house that no...
Quite alarming to report that all of the most popular Tibetan language blog hosting sites (except one) have been inaccessible for almost three weeks now. Although it is fairly common practice for Tibetan language blog hosting sites to be taken down (sometimes for “maintenance”) at times deemed sensitive by the...
Pink Tentacle featured a new machine – robot nurse bear which is designed to assist nurses by lifting patients in and out of their beds and wheelchairs.
A Tsukuba Express train driver fell asleep at the wheel and was reported by a customer who used his cell phone to film the driver's slumber. While many bloggers expressed relief that this didn't cause an accident, ruhiginoue wonders why the line needs drivers [ja] when it's equipped with an...
The life imprisonment of the “girl butcher” might have halted the case against “compensated dating” in Hong Kong for a while, but what have Hong Kong people learned from the incident? It all started with the conviction of a 17-year-old girl for soliciting compensated dating online. In Hong Kong, it...
Motoko Hunt discloses “top IT words that many Japanese don’t understand – secretly“.
In Argentina, Marcelo Klein mourns the passing [es] of fellow twitterer and blogger Guillermo Lutzky [es] @glutzky, who was also his former teacher and basketball coach.
Uln from Chinayouren blogs about his experience in getting dissent messages asking people to quit CCP via mobile phone.
Eternal Remont writes about Microsoft's photoshopped Polish ad, in which a black man's head of the original ad was replaced with a white man's head.