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· January, 2011

Stories about Technology from January, 2011

Russia: Bloggers Protest Against Educational Reform

Blog-based address [RUS] to Russian leadership with demands to cancel educational reform has received more than 10 thousands voices of support [RUS] within two days. Bloggers protest against wide reform of...

Honduras: New WikiLeaks Cables Reveal US Involvement in Honduran Politics

“The cables that Wikileaks have been releasing about Honduras, and that in the uproar over Tunisia and Egypt have been ignored by the mainstream media, make the level of US...

Egypt: Last ISP Goes Offline, Fears of Losing Mobile Networks

Following a near-blackout of Internet service on January 27, it seems that the last remaining ISP--Noor Group, which has approximately 8% of market share--has now been cut off as well,...

India: Twitter And Our Lives

“So why exactly do we twitter?” asks Indian blogger Offstumped.

Africa: This is Africa website

Kajsa discovers This is Africa website: It is a spanking fresh culture site that trumpets “Africa for a new generation!” and sports subheadlines like “city life”, “music” and “art&fashion”.

Sudan: “Facebook Revolution” with the help of Twitter as a side kick

Today we are witnessing a new trend in Sudan. Young Sudanese are growing up digital and are well aware of how the world is changing around them. Young people in...

Sudan: Tweeting #SudanJan30

Using the social networking site Facebook, Sudanese students called for a street demonstration on January 30 to protest against the government of Omar al-Bashir. The protests have claimed the life...

Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago: Looking at Egypt

Cuban bloggers speculate that the Egypt protests may set an example for Cubans, issue advice to the Egyptian people and blog about similarities and differences between the two countries, while...

Russia: Valeria Novodvorskaya's Blog Hacked

Vladimir Pribylovskiy reports [RUS] hi-jacking of Valeria Novodvorskaya‘s (Russian liberal politician and a former Soviet dissident) LiveJournal account [RUS]. “The Brigade of Hell,” dispersed group of generally pro-Kremlin hackers, took...

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi's party launches new website

Aung San Suu Kyi's party, the National League for Democracy, has launched a new website. The NLD is the main opposition party in Myanmar.

Egypt: On Twitter, the Search for Wael Ghonim

On Twitter, friends express concern for blogger and Google staffer Wael Ghonim, who's been missing since January 27 in midst of the demonstrations in Cairo.

Israel: Social Media Offers Alternative Egypt Commentary

On social media and blogs, Israelis express mixed feelings about Egypt: intuitive support of the demand for freedom alongside concerns. Carmel L. Vaisman reports.

Saudi Arabia: Jeddah's Youth Come to the Rescue in Floods

Following Jeddah's flood at the end of January, the young generation of Saudis used social media websites to help with relief operations by providing aid, shelter, food or transportation to...

Brazil: Exclusive Internet Interview with the Founder of WikiLeaks

Brazilian netizens were invited to participate in an exclusive and collective interview with Julian Assange, founder and editor of the polemical WikiLeaks. Assange explains why he works with mainstream media...

Egypt: The World is Watching

As Egyptian demonstrators take to the streets for the sixth day in a row, netizens continue to pull all the stops to keep the world informed of what is happening...

Philippines: SIM cards – to register or not to register?

The mandatory cell phone SIM card registration proposal continues to generate an intense online debate in the Philippines as bloggers share their views whether the measure will be an effective...

Maldives to Egypt: Can a Revolution be Censored?

When the Egyptian government decided to go for a total Internet shutdown of the country to curb the growing anti-government protests, people in the Maldives were reminded of 13 August,...

Could Nicaragua experience “the Egypt and Tunisia phenomenon”?

In an interview with El Nuevo Diario [es], Global Voices author Rodrigo Peñalba was asked [es] if the phenomenon seen in Egypt and Tunisia is “far from the national reality”...

Philippines: Online debate over SIM registration

The registration of cellphone subscriber identification module (SIM) cards has become a hot topic for Filipino netizens as lawmakers pushed for the measure in the wake of a recent bus...

Egypt: Visualizing Topics Shared on Twitter

Twitter has played an instrumental role in keeping the world abreast of the latest developments in Egypt, where demonstrations against the 30-year rule of president Hosni Mubarak have entered their...

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