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December, 2004

Stories from December, 2004

28 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...

27 December 2004

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...

24 December 2004

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...

23 December 2004

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...

21 December 2004

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...

20 December 2004

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...

17 December 2004

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...

16 December 2004

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...

14 December 2004

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...

13 December 2004

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.

12 December 2004

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...

11 December 2004

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.

10 December 2004

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.”...

9 December 2004

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...

8 December 2004

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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