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12 February 2010

Stories from 12 February 2010

Russian Search Giant Plans To Buy ICQ

Russia May Use E-mail Addresses As ID Tools

Video: Mobile Libraries of the World

The mobile library has become a staple in many library systems, bringing books to those who cannot access the libraries themselves. However, in many places due to bad road conditions...

Costa Rica: Presidential Election Photo Essay

The Costa Rican photography collective “Nomada Colectivo” (Nomad Collective) took to the streets to capture the scene from election day on February 7, 2010 and created a photo-essay of these...

Last chance to nominate blogs for BoBs Award

Haiti: On Orphans

Trinidad & Tobago: Poetry in the Mas’

Trinidad & Tobago: “Dat is Carnival”

Belize: Borderline

China: Statistic on 2009 Internet events

Brazil: A Snapshot of Campus Party 2010

São Paulo became a meeting place for geeks, cyberactivists and Internet addicts last month, during the Brazilian round of the Campus Party.

Nigeria: After two leaderless months, a new Acting President

After weeks of political wrangling, the Nigerian Senate confirmed Goodluck Jonathan as Acting President. Many in the blogosphere saw the event as cause for celebration, but others saw reason for...

Is Ghana Ready For e-Voting?

A two-day event which began yesterday; is being organized by the Danquah Institute (DI), a policy think tank, research and analysis centre, to create a national platform for stakeholders to...

Egypt: Blogger loses job for uncovering fake virginity story

Egyptian blogger and journalist Amira Al Tahawi got fired for blowing the whistle over a fabricated story on the Chinese artificial hymen kit in a post she wrote on her...

Lebanon: The Better Daily Star Project

Annoyed by the current design of the news website "The Daily Star", Lebanese Blogger Beirut Spring redesigns the website to show that it can be done.

Japan: Momus, on This Ageing Country

Armenia: Eurovision 2010

Unzipped comments on what it considers to be the two main contenders, Mihran & Emmy and Eva Rivas, as Armenia's entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The blog says...

Lebanon: Bloggers push for Daily Star revamp

Lebanese bloggers are waging an online campaign to push the country's only English online newspaper to revamp its website. One blogger even takes the effort to redesign a mock -...

Japan: J-Music 2000-2009

Japan: Tweets from the Foreign Minister`s news conference