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· August, 2009

Stories about Technology from August, 2009

31 August 2009

Online Campaigns To Combat Spread Of HIV/AIDS

Conversations for a Better World

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...

Trinidad & Tobago: More on Guardian vs. Blogger

USA, Mexico: Astronaut José Hernández Twittering from Space

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...

India: Mobile Value Added Services For Rural People

29 August 2009

Russia: Satellite Pics of Traffic Jam Caused by Officials

Arab World: Young People Gather to Learn Social Media Tools

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...

28 August 2009

Jordan: Congrats Maktoob

Jordan: Yahoo! Maktoob in New Deal

Africa: BarCampAfrica UK 2009

Ghana: Should Ghana consider space travel?

Trinidad & Tobago: Paper Vs. Blogger

China: Are Tibetan Bloggers Being Silenced?

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...

Japan: Robot nurse bear

27 August 2009

Japan: Falling Asleep on Trains

Hong Kong: “Compensated Dating” and the use of Pejoratives

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...

Japan: Hazy yet Familiar IT Vocabulary

Argentina: The Passing of a Fellow Twitterer

China: Mobile phone and Dissent 2.0