Stories about Technology from June, 2010
India: Tribute To Dad Blogging Contest
Blogadda announces the winners of the ‘Tribute To Dad Blogging Contest’.
East Timor: “Blogs Factory” Announces Production Cuts
Fábrica dos Blogs [Blogs Factory, pt], a collective that feeds blog Timor Lorosae Nação (one of the most active sources of information and places for discussion about that country, in Portuguese), announced today that, after almost four years online, it will cut its publishing frequency from daily to weekly, due...
South Africa: The social media world of vuvuzelas
Can't get enough of vuvuzelas? Or perhaps the opposite is the case. Here are a series of social media links devoted to everything vuvuzela.
Japan: Most popular company for job seekers
Akky Akimoto from Asiajin quotes a research that shows Google being the most popular company for Japanese job seekers between age 25 to 34.
Russia: President Medvedev is “iPhone Compatible”
Julia Ioffe announces at True/Slant that “Russian president is iPhone compatible.” More on Dmitry Medvedev's visit to California by Julia Ioffe – here, here, and here, and by Jamestown Foundation Blog – here.
Guadeloupe: The Blogging Priest
Each week, a Guadeloupean Catholic priest posts his thoughts about religion, society and his everyday life in a blog named Lemoulefatima [Fr].
China: A new search engine
Kaipan from china/divide introduces a beta search engine, Goso.cn, in China.
Cambodia: More mobile phones than landlines
Cambodia is the first country in the world in which the number of mobile phone users surpassed the number using fixed landlines.
Russia: Police Would Like to ‘Cooperate’ With Bloggers
Valery Gribakin, head of the public relations department of the Russian Ministry of Interior, expressed a will to meet with top-ranking bloggers in order to discuss ways of possible cooperation, rsn.ru reported [RUS]. Bloggers have lots of questions to the police but don't expect the answers, sadly comments anti-corruption blogger...
Russia: President Medvedev Visits Silicon Valley
Russian president Dmitri Medvedev, during the widely discussed tour to the Silicon Valley, dined with Arnold Schwarzenegger [EN], visited Apple [RUS], officially started [EN] an account on Twitter [RUS] at the company's headquarters, and refused [EN] to meet with Google‘s creator Sergey Brin. The Russian blogosphere reacted [RUS] with a number of...
Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”
Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions that are not in favor of agriculture. Or we can say that farming is no longer regarded as important and...
Mexico: 300,000 Tons of Electronic Waste
Mexico produces about 300,000 tons of electronic waste each year. According to Pepe Flores [es], Mexico is behind in legislating on this issue and warns that the electronic residue presents a sanitary risk.
Nepal: The Twitterati And The World Cup Conversations
Dinesh Wagle at United We Blog! for a Democratic Nepal rounds up Nepali Twitter users’ conversations on the football world cup.
Mexico: A Politicians Guide to Campaigning using Social Media
Pepe Flores [es] from Vivir México [es] has come up with a two-part guide for politicians who want to use social media when campaigning. Part 1 [es] includes: personalizing your message, establishing an agenda and promoting debate. Part 2 [es] includes: showing your “human” aspects and getting informed.
Russia: Flaws and Pitfalls of the Subsidized “Social” Internet Plan
Gregory Asmolov examines the potential of the Russian government's two new initiatives that aim at reducing the digital divide in the country.
Sri Lanka: Why Do Online Brand Communities Fail?
Ami's space explains the reason why most online brand communities fail – because they don’t define success the right way.
Africa: Digital Citizen Indaba 5.0
The theme for the fifth annual Digital Citizen’s Indaba (DCI) at Rhodes University in Grahamstown is “Africa’s Underdevelopment: Digital Citizens Talk Back.”
Africa: The African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2010
The African Peering and Interconnection Forum 2010 will be held in Nairobi on the 11th and the 12th of August 2010. The landmark event has the theme of “Unlocking Africa’s Regional Interconnection”.
Kenya: First cyber games tournament
Kenyan gamers are organising their first tournament to be held at the iHub on the 26th of June 2010 and will run from 10am to 6pm.
Jamaica: Social Media Benefits
In light of the recent state of emergency in Jamaica, diaspora blogger Labrish calls social media “a strong wind at the back of citizen journalists and ultimately a benefit for the cause of democracy.”
Egypt: And the First Arabic Domain goes to … President Mubarak
Egyptian President, Mohamed Hosni Mubarak registered the first Arabic domain in Egypt: مبارك.مصر . In her post, Zeinobia expects that Mubarak.Misr would be the official Mubarak 2011 campaign website.