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December, 2004

Stories from December, 2004

Emergency Action Blog initiative

After the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia, bloggers from India quickly set up The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami blog for news and information about resources, aid, donations and volunteer...

GV Covenant: Spanish version

The Global Voices covenant in Spanish, thanks to Ricardo Bello: Creemos en la libertad de expresión: en proteger el derecho a hablar – y el derecho a escuchar. Creemos en...

Making Podcasting Accessible for All

Hi everyone... I've just posted my first podcast. The topic of this five-minute audio is the growth of podcasting and the subsequent accessibility challenges faced by the hearing impaired. I'm...

Global Voices Covenant 0.2

SJ has posted a frozen version of the Global Voices Manifesto, renamed the Global Voices Covenant (version 0.2). The current version: We believe in free speech: in protecting the right...

Whither BloggerCorps?

BloggerCorps has had its first success story in Kentucky: Bob Cornett reports that his education-focused grassroots group has found a local blogger to help them build a blogging strategy, thanks...

Conference Raw Audio Posted

Below is the raw audio for all Global Voices sessions. Please note that not everybody spoke clearly into the mike, so some people are more audible than others. For the...

Yet more next steps…

Ben Walker and Rebecca Mackinnon have proved that my running around the room with microphones was worthwhile. They've done an amazing job of editing our conversations and debates into a...

Manifesto

Thanks to the many who have proposed changes and edits, here is the latest version of our Manifesto. Please suggest any further changes on the Wiki, but we hope that...

The working draft

I've posted a draft of the Global Voices Mission Statement/Manifesto to Hossein's wiki. (We're trying to get a mediawiki up at Berkman so we can stop abusing Hossein's server, but...

BloggerCon IV

I just finished listening to a podcast of the closing session at BloggerCon III, titled The Fat Man Sings. In it, Jay Rosen made an interesting observation: I was at...

WSISblogs.org: An Idea Worth Developing?

Last night on a whim, I went online and bought the domain names wsisblogs.org and wsisblogs.com. There's been a dearth of media coverage regarding the upcoming 2005 World Summit on...

Digital Divide Network Launches New Online Community

As I announced today on my blog, Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth, the new Digital Divide Network website is now open for business.

Grateful thanks, and some next steps

Manifesto session next steps

I just uploaded the log of the IRC session for the Global Voice manifesto session. It definitely needs to be edited. I'll try to do it soon, but if someone...

Virality

A lot of the virality stuff I talked about yesterday came from discussions with Jonah Peretti who did ForwardTrack and Reid Hoffman, the former SVP of PayPal, Francesco Cara and...

Wiki for participants

You can now use Global Voices wiki page to register your name and blog, so we all can keep in touch after the conference.

Academic paper on Persian blogging

Alireza Doostdar, an Iranian Harvard gruadute student, has published his interesting paper in American Anthropologist, entitled “ “The Vulgar Spirit of Blogging”: On Language, Culture, and Power in Persian Weblogestan.”...

Andrea: Roundup on blogosphere development in China and Hong Kong

Rational blogger Andrea wrapped up recent resonates about China and Hongkong's blogosphere in her T-Salon blog: Xiao Qiang, director of the China Internet Project at UC Berkeley, has put the...

Ory on Kenyan blogs

Ory Okolloh has written a briefing paper on Kenyan blogs as part of the I&S conference materials here (PDF file). She says that blogging has been a life-changing experience for...

Rashmi Sinha: some thoughts and introduction

Among other issues, I am interested in understanding how to support real dialog – not just people talking, but also listening to each other. Current tools support self-expression quite well....

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