5 September 2010

Stories from 5 September 2010

Tajikistan: Women's Perspective on Climate Change

  5 September 2010

Mark Notaras and Citt Williams bring Tajik women's viewpoint on climate change in OurWorld 2.0 blog. “The way that individual people perceive climate change is complex. Climate change impacts are not simply good or bad. They can be both, as demonstrated in this Our World 2.0 video-brief showcasing the perspectives...

Cyber-Event Organized by Biblioredes Takes over Twitter

  5 September 2010

On August 10, a 1-hour cyber-event was organized by Biblioredes, a Chilean network of public libraries. The cyber-event was hosted on Twitter and positioned the hashtag #biblioteca (#library) as a worldwide trending topic in a matter of hours. The event aimed to raise the profile of libraries as institutions of learning in a digital world.

Timorese on Facebook

  5 September 2010

In the last year and a half there has been something of a surge in the use of the social media by East Timor netizens. While blogs are proliferating, Facebook appears to be increasingly the platform of choice. GV author Keta Haluha provides a definitive overview of Facebook links about East Timor

Japan: Run Uncle Yamashita!

  5 September 2010

A 62-year-old Japanese man, known as uncle Yamashita, rollerbladed across the United States from the east to the west coast. During his 6000 km journey he tweeted @kenyamashita62 [ja] and was in contact with his supporters through Facebook [ja, en]. A group of friends also followed his adventure at two...

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