Monthly Archives: November 2007

links for 2007-11-30

The World In 2008 | Wanted: jobs for Africans Dark predictions for the future of urban africa, based on the theory that Africa’s poorly positioned to create manufacturing jobs and better positiioned for unemployed young men to participate in criminal … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-29

AlterNet: Access Denied: Mapping Global Censorship Analee Newitz describes the GV Access Denied map as “the weirdest (and saddest) map mashup ever” and has the useful critique that we don’t focus on censorship within companies and universities (tags: censorship freespeech … Continue reading

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Global Voices seeks Mr./Ms. Right

About week ago, I posted a job vacancy on Global Voices’s website – Executive Director. I’ve gotten a couple of emails that make me think I should clarify why what we’re looking for in an executive director and my future … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-28

MoveOn to Facebook: We caught you red-handed | The Social – CNET Facebook’s original design for Beacon included global opt-out of the service, which is what many privacy advocates (myself included) would like to see as an option. Interesting … Continue reading

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The angry ant farmers, and other stories you might have missed

Global Voices has been swamped with comments this past week, and has seen a surge in traffic. What’s the issue that’s got everyone speaking out? The Israel-Palestine peace talks in Annapolis? Emergency rule in Pakistan? Britney Spears’s plan to invade … Continue reading

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Michael Anti and the end of the golden age of blogs in China

The name “Michael Anti” is known by almost everyone who follows free speech issues. Journalist 赵京, aka “An Ti”, became internationally famous when Microsoft blocked his Chinese-language politics blog hosted on their Spaces service. Before he became well-known as a … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-27

Iranian Muslim Bloggers Hamid Tehrani offers a very useful window on discussions taking place within Iran’s Islamic blogosphere, which is likely more influential with the government than Iran’s reformist bloggers (tags: bloggers iran islam bridgeblogs globalvoices) A Little Laptop With … Continue reading

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The People’s Democratic Republic of Britney

Indulge me for a moment here while I play with a hairbrained experiment. Stephen King’s recent Q&A with Time Magazine’s Gilbert Cruz is getting a good deal of attention on Reddit and other meme-ranking sites, mostly for his suggestion that … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-24

Business Wire: public relations, press release distribution, investor relations, SEC filing Press release from OLPC suggests laptops being purchased at 10,000 a day – OLPC extends give one get one until the end of December (tags: charity olpc ict4d) Hole … Continue reading

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Lowering the bar for outrage

I received one of the most depressing pieces of mail I’ve ever encountered on Tuesday. I should set the stage by mentioning that I’ve recently had occasion to think about prison reform in the US. I was invited to a … Continue reading

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