Monthly Archives: January 2009

links for 2009-01-31

The Punch: Owls disrupt court proceedings, cause panic My new favorite example of why Nigerian newspapers are difficult for non-African readers to understand (tags: africa nigeria owls juju magic context journalism translation) 4/27/06, Frank E. Moss, Deputy Assistant Secretary for … Continue reading

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links for 2009-01-30

Parsons Institute for Information Mapping > Development > Geospace and Media Tool Intriguing (though closed-source) tool that mashes multiple news feeds with geospatial data. Built for US Congress. (tags: maps cartography news geography media visualization) A lovely set of … Continue reading

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My conversation with Kofi

I’m glad I went to Davos, some years back. I went twice, back in the days when I was running Geekcorps and Davos seemed like a great opportunity to meet wealthy and powerful people and raise money for my project. … Continue reading

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links for 2009-01-29

Pew Social & Demographic Trends: Who Moves? Who Stays Put? Where%u2019s Home? Pew study finds American mobility at an all time low, and finds 40% of Americans living where they were born. More refutations of the Great Sort? (tags: demographics … Continue reading

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Web meme two, why I blog about Africa

Like Erik Hersman, who tagged me for this meme, I usually duck Internet memes. Generally, I duck because they’re a little silly and I suspect people don’t actually want answers to the questions asked. This meme – “Why I Blog … Continue reading

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Paying attention to Madagascar

I’ve noted in the past that it’s hard to pay attention to news stories in other parts of the world when you don’t have a personal connection to them. If you don’t know any Moldovans and can’t find Moldova on … Continue reading

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My talk at Berkman: Mapping a connected world

My colleagues rock. When you give a talk at the Berkman Center these days, one of your rewards is a Berkman lunch apron. I like it so much that I’m now trying to schedule two more talks so I can … Continue reading

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links for 2009-01-27

Gung Hey Fat Choi (and why you need to care) A lovely application of my bridge figures/xenophiles model to the celebration of the Lunar New Year by "Money Grubbing Lawyer". Very glad he's found the idea useful and connected with … Continue reading

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links for 2009-01-26

Sarkozy pledges %u20AC600m to French newspapers | Media | Talks on the French newspaper crisis lead to a promise of major government support – adding to the 10% of the turnover of the French press that's already from the … Continue reading

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Internet meme #1: Seven things you might not know

It’s the attack of the internet memes! I’ve been tagged by two good friends, so I’ll take a few moments on a cold, dark January day to answer questions you may not actually want answers to… Joi Ito recently tagged … Continue reading

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