Stories from 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?
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.
The Macedonian Tendency writes about the Macedonian Orthodox Church.
Bosnia Blog writes about Sarajevo coincidences in Prague.
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvian real estate and economy – here and here.
Latvian Abroad writes about Latvians living and working in Ireland and the UK.
Algerian Nouri comments on an op-ed written by former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad in the Washington Post.
Bint Battuta translates the second in a series of translations of blogs written in Arabic in Bahrain.
Bahraini emoodz is enraged at the plight of a homeless woman.
Zeinobia from Egypt talks about the July 23 Revolution, from her perspective here.
Ladybird from Iraq questions the preferential treatment Dubai is getting from the US when it comes to trafficking children.
Iraqi Omar talks about the ‘special’ treatment being met to Iraqis travelling to Jordan.
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.
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.
Susan Loone writes about a Malaysian commentary site Malaysia Today. The current ruling party in Malaysia, UMNO, filed a police report against Malaysia Today. UMNO alleged that the site had material that insulted the King and Islam.
Inside PCIJ blogs about the reactions to Philippines president President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s state of the nation address.
Windy Skies shares memories and photographs of a Shiva temple by the Bhima – a tributary of the River Krishna.
All Things Pakistan on the popularity of the Harry Potters series, as the seventh and final book is released.
United We Blog! on the Maoists intimidating the media, and a protest that is aimed at disrupting circulation of newspapers.
Nepal Monitor on ethnicity, separatist politics and in defense of the pan-Nepali identity.
Mash on US media and what he terms as “a whole lot of fretting over Pakistan”