Monthly Archives: January 2005

An American geek, a Saudi bridgeblogger and an Egyptian reporter walk into a coffee shop…

When I was in Cairo in early December, I asked almost everyone I met with what they knew about blogs. A human rights activist I was meeting with suggested I get in touch with Amina Khairy, a reporter for Al-Hayat’s … Continue reading

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“Better Bad News” asserts that my credibility is shot

Better Bad News, “a video blog using voice, character and audio visual support to extend and recontextualize the conversation,” challenges my credibility due to a statement I made in my blog, regarding a comment made by a dinner companion, that … Continue reading

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Saudi Jeans translates my interview with Dar-al-Hayat

When I was in Cairo in early December, I asked almost everyone I met with what they knew about blogs. A human rights activist I was meeting with suggested I get in touch with Amina Khairy, a reporter for Al-Hayat‘s … Continue reading

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What Bloggers Amplify from the BBC

I’ve blogged before about the idea that weblogs are a selective amplifier. For the most part, bloggers aren’t doing original reporting – they’re reading websites and RSS feeds and commenting on – or sometimes merely reposting – stories that they … Continue reading

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A brief gearhead post – my podcasting setup

A couple of blog readers have asked me about the gear I’m using to do my podcasts. Happy to share, in the hopes that it might be helpful to anyone else thinking about trying the experiment. I use a Powerbook … Continue reading

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Keywords, folksonomies and Ghanaian barber shop signs

In thinking about how to build an index of bridgeblogs (weblogs intended for a global, as well as local audience) from around the world, I’ve been subscribing to a couple of new feeds: all photos on Flickr tagged “ghana”, every … Continue reading

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Daoud Kuttab talk at Berkman

My friend Daoud Kuttab spoke at Berkman yesterday. Daoud’s an amazingly innovative journalist, blogger and media entrepreneur – I’ve written about him previously here and Xeni from Boing Boing has a piece here. His talk covered the history of Ammannet … Continue reading

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Podcast on… podcasting…

Okay, so this is my first official podcast. And, since it addresses the issue of whether or not podcasts are a good idea since so many people can’t access them, I’m including a text post that covers some of the … Continue reading

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Abraham McLaughlin videblogs from Southern Sudan… and some thoughts on the Webcred conference

Abraham McLaughlin, the Christian Science Monitor’s Africa correspondent, is in southern Sudan, reporting on the future of the region in the light of the peace agreement between the Sudanese government and the SPLA. He’s been maintaining a blog while on … Continue reading

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Dr. Weinberger, standup philosopher

I think David Weinberger may be pioneering a new path for unemployed philosophers (something I’ve been many times in my career): standup philosophy. David was the speaker at last night’s dinner for Weblogs, Journalism and Credibility, and he rocked. One … Continue reading

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