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23 July 2007

Stories from 23 July 2007

Nigeria: Talking About Aggregation, Copyright and Professionalism

  23 July 2007

Who knew that when the people behind Naijalive.net decided to set up an aggregator (or an "aggregator" of a different kind, as they put it), their efforts would lead to a discussion about aggregation, copyright and professionalism? What is a blog aggregator? Is copying and pasting a form of aggregation? Must owners of aggregators seek permission from bloggers before using their content? What are the technical requirements for a good aggregator?

Poland: Posts on Politics

The beatroot writes about a homophobic gay icon, alcohol consumption data, an “unbelievable new alliance” of two Polish politicians, President Lech Kaczynski's meeting with George W. Bush, and one politician's anti-German rhetoric.

Jordan: Blogs a Destruction Force

Blogs, Wikipedia and uncontrolled media will destroy human cultural integrity. Where are the editors who check the facts? Where are the scientists who make sure our media is for for consumption? Where is the good-taste police?” writes Ahmed Humeid from Jordan.

Honduras: An Introduction to Honduran Blogs – Part 2

  23 July 2007

The average Honduran uber-geek is male, under 30, loves Linux, updates his blog thrice a second, and is a master web designer. Many of these blogs are sleek eye-candy masterpieces, with great content...if you happen to like Kubuntu, Compiz Fusion, or Mac. Part 2 of the latest introduction to the Honduran blogosphere focuses on these personal technology blogs.

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