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· December, 2009

Stories about Technology from December, 2009

24 December 2009

Africa: Internet and Mobile Statistics in Africa in 2009

Kenya: M-Pesa is not a Kenyan innovation

India: The Sapling Project

Two Mumbai based netizens have started a campaign to distribute plant saplings across Mumbai and other cities of India. The plant owners will use citizen and social media tools to...

China: Chinternet

Russia: iPhone 3GS

Russia: “Cyber-Tatars”

22 December 2009

South Africa: A nation in conversation with itself 140 words at a time

“Was news of Manto’s death the Hudson plane crash of South Africa? Did the passing of the controversial former minister of health mark a coming of age of Twitter in...

China: White-listing the Internet

China: People's microblogging online?

Russia: Livejournal Vs. Tor and New Battle for Anonymity

RuNet Echo

Livejournal.com preventing users from accessing its site via an anonymizer caused panic and anger among global online community. It also showed the importance of anonymizers and revealed vulnerability of online...

21 December 2009

Kenya: AfricaGathering Nairobi 2009

Australia pushes internet censorship; Twitter erupts

Australia's Communications Minister Stephen Conroy declared his determination last week to push through mandatory internet censorship of a government-defined blacklist of websites, sparking an online frenzy in blogs and on...

China: Internet Triad Organization?

Qatar: Critiques bristle; calls to shut down popular online forum

A series of scathing posts on Qatar Living, an popular online forum, prompts locals to call for site's demise. Campaign not against all expats, says founder of anti-QL Facebook group.

20 December 2009

Sri Lanka: Groundviews wins Manthan South Asia Award

Lebanon: Fun(d)raising

A group of Lebanese bloggers decided to draw smiles on the faces of underprivileged kids by getting them toys for Christmas. Fun(d)raising is the name of their project and they're...

Russia: Popular Blogger Would Be Glad If Russian Authorities Restrict Internet

RuNet Echo

Popular Russian blogger and activist Roman Dobrokhotov talks to GVO about the Internet and online activism in the country.

Hungary: Bloggers Discuss the Corporate Use of Social Media

T-Mobile Hungary experiences an outage, a Vodafone Hungary's employee tweets about it, then gets fired. Marietta Le writes about the controversy and reviews the ongoing online discussion of the corporate...