Monthly Archives: May 2006

An early morning appearance on Democracy Now!

It’s rare that an 8am breakfast meeting is my second meeting of the day. But that’s what happens when you start your day with a 5am TV appearance. Amy Goodman’s Democracy Now! team is at the Netsquared conference and spent … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-31

manalaa.mp3 (audio/mpeg Object) Interview with Manal about Alaa’s detention, on BBC (tags: egypt freespeech freealaa)

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Hong Eun Taek at Netsquared

Hong Eun Taek is the editor of OhMyNews – As Michael Rogers points out, everyone has studied it and no one has duplicated its success. He’s spent time in Iraq as a war correspondent, and as Washington reporter, and recently … Continue reading

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Dan Gillmor at Netsquared

As is my habit, I’m blogging from the stage of NetSquared, taking notes on talks by Dan Gillmor and Euntaek Hong. The “immoderator” is Michael Rogers, former technology columnist for Newsweek and futurist for MSNBC. He points out that there’s … Continue reading

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Don’t speak. Point. My talk about advocacy and citizen journalism at Netsquared

So… I’m getting on stage in about half an hour at the Netsquared conference. If you’re not here – or even if you are – you can read my slides and get a full preview of what I’m going to … Continue reading

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Translated voices from Senegal

Alice Backer has a terrific post on Global Voices, translating reactions to a slideshow posted on The slide show features images of Senegalese refugees who’ve left the country on rafts or makeshift boats, attempting to reach the Canary Islands … Continue reading

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Spend six months in Accra developing software…

I get a decent number of emails asking for opportunities to travel to Africa and work on technology projects. Since I haven’t worked with Geekcorps since September 2004, my advice on this topic is usually pretty generic – look at … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-29

welcome | Amnesty’s efforts on blog censorship (tags: freespeech globalvoices) EastSouthWestNorth: Bus Uncle The amazing story of Bus Uncle… brilliantly documented by Roland Soong. Welcome to the generative internet… (tags: china internet media video globalvoices) 27B Stroke 6 Report … Continue reading

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On being a fast moving homebody

Joshua Ramo has a beautiful meditation in a recent issue of Newsweek International about the joys of living life at “jet speed”. By calculating his total travel in a year and the total number of hours in that year, he … Continue reading

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Googlebombs, or Googlebuys?

Jon Garfunkel takes a close look at recent efforts by friends of detained Egyptian blogger Alaa Abd El Fateh – including by Global Voices editors – to call attention to Alaa’s situation through use of a “googlebomb”. Jon is – … Continue reading

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