Indexing Bridge Blogs

I'm in southern India this week (just outside of Bangalore), at the AsiaSource conference, a gathering of NGO tech professionals from around Asia, who are learning how to convert their organizations to open source platforms. It's been an amazing cross-cultural experience – I've had great conversations about access to the Internet in Burma and software development in Cambodia… as well as a great basketball game, where the US/Polish/Iranian side trounced the Danish/Mongolian/Croatian side…

My contribution to the gathering was a three-hour workshop, yesterday, on blogging. The connectivity here is poor, and it's unclear how many of the people who attended were able to set up blogs. But I'm hopeful that some of the amazing people who attended this conference will start blogging and that I'll be able to follow some of these blogs.

We've been having a lively discussion between some of the Global Voices participants about ways to keep track of bridge blogging efforts around the world. One of the outputs of this conversation has been an experimental index of bridge blogs around the world. Using a combination of technorati and tags, a group of us is trying to identify great bridge bloggers and add them to a wiki-based index.

If you're interested in what's been indexed so far, take a look at the entries for Morocco or Ghana. If you're interested in getting involved with helping us build this index, check out the wiki page on bridgeblogging, as well as the style guide for Index pages.

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