Stories about Technology from August, 2007
Iran:James Joyce filtered
Freekeyboard informs us that we can not anymore search James Joyce[Fa] in Google or Yahoo in Iran,because this great writer is filtered.The blogger says it is very stupid filtering.He adds Joyce was not a feminist,human rights activist or did not write anything against stoning.
Cambodia: Impediments to Widespread E-Commerce in Cambodia
Borin looks at the factors that might discourage Internet entrepreneurs from starting E-Commerce ventures in Cambodia
Singapore: Bloggers Slam ISP
Singapore bloggers are angry with one of their ISPs for revealing customer data to a company. The company was trying to find out people who had allegedly downloaded anime from the internet.
Japan: Brain Inside Maker
What Japan thinks introduced an online game called “brain inside maker”. By entering your name in the box, it will analyze what your brain is made of. Mari has translated the meanings of the characters.
Peru: The Profile of the President's Son
el útero de marita [ES] uncovers the profile of Alan Raúl Simón García, the son of the current Peruvian president of the same name, at the social networking site hi5.
Africa: Using ICT to promote culture
Using ICT to promote culture: “This can however only be achieved by using the ICT infrastructure as a tool in promoting science and technology education, enhancing our culture by producing local digital content and nurturing home-grown ideas.”
Jordan: Co-Blog Anyone?
“Are you interested in starting up a Co-Blog… Actually a business Co-Blog… Where you contribute to business knowledge,” asks M Kilany from Jordan.
Jordan: YouTube Down
“It seems YouTube is down. This is happening Monday 3:57 Amman time (12:57 GMT),” reports Ahmad Humeid from Jordan.
Bahrain: Getting Into Gear and Going All the Way…
Our topics range from the highbrow to the lowlife this week, with an exhortation to read more books from across the Arab world, a child’s misunderstanding of a word in a cartoon, and an encounter with a prostitute. A new blogger has just arrived in Bahrain, and another blogger has just returned from a holiday in Iran – where he experienced rather more than he had bargained on during a taxi ride... Read Ayesha Saldanha's take on Bahraini blogs for more.
Madagascar: Malagasy travellers encouraged to blog their stories.
Tattum explains that madonline started a new project that strives to promote blogging activities in Madagascar. The project will initially focus on asking bloggers to tell stories of their travels across Madagascar in order to help people learn more about unfamiliar places. A familiar obstacle for blogging in Madagascar is...
India: On Conferences
Atanu Dey ends up reflecting on IT conferences after attending World Information Technology Forum 2007 as a speaker.
Trinidad & Tobago: Ten Things…
Club Soda and Salt makes ten observations about Trinidad.
Jamaica: Back to Normal?
“Things are certainly getting back to normal as time goes by,” says Stunner's Afflictions of post-Dean Jamaica.
China: Self-disciplined bloggers
Keso commented on the recently passed “code of self-regulation of blog service”. More than a dozen of local blog service providers have signed the code which would demand real name registration of bloggers. The blogger doubted whether such “self-regulation” would really work… (zh)
Colombia: Video Channel on Blog
Medallo Bloguero [ES], through the use of Custom Player, has placed a Video Channel on its page and features Colombia-related videos.
Japan: Crazy for a Bug
A catchy tune about a funny-looking bug that bites people's bums and makes them happy, featured regularly as filler between children's programming on the national broadcaster NHK, is catching on like crazy across Japan. In this post, read more about the thinking behind the song, reactions from Japanese bloggers, and a post from one of the creators of the clip.
South Africa: Introducing Thought Leader
The South African Mail & Guardian has a new blogging platform: “Today the Mail & Guardian Online linked to our new blogging platform called Thought Leader so I may as well post about it here and shed some light on our strategy and thinking.”
Jordan: Laptop for Varsity Students
A plan to provide Jordanian university students with affordable laptops is finally being implemented, announces Ahmad Humeid from Jordan.
Kenya: Political satire on Facebook
Kenyan political satire of Facebook: Kenyan opposition figure Raila Odinga has two facebook profiles. In one of them, his only friend appears to be the very dodgy Artur Margaryan. The other, which seems more likely to be real, says that Raila is ” Raila is Working hard to cement ODMK...
Cambodia: Why the Internet is Expensive
Borin blogs about the cost of Internet access in Cambodia and lists some factors that keep the prices high.
Singapore: Getting A Mac to Access Internet Over GPRS
Singapore tech blogger James Seng has instructions on how to access the internet on a Mac via your mobile phone.