Monthly Archives: May 2005

Geekcorps, and the economics of USAID

Boing Boing featured a recent call for assistance from the current administration of Geekcorps. Evidently a couple of volunteers for posts in Ghana were forced to pull out and the current team is anxious to fill these positions. (As I’ve … Continue reading

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On hold with Chris Lydon…

Chris Lydon is back on the air after a multiple-year hiatus of taking his show to the web. He’s recording the second pilot of his new radio show, Open Source, today, to be distributed by PRI. I’m on hold right … Continue reading

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The Ghanaian Success Story

I’ve been reading the feed for the del.icio.us “ghana” tag for the past few months – it’s a great way to keep up with Ghana throughout the blogosphere. There’s been an interesting surge of tagged articles on the theme of … Continue reading

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More talks at the weblog workshop

Belle Tseng from NEC has a terrific visual metaphor for a way to think about blog clustering. She shows us a mountain range, then cuts it off just below the peak with a level plane. The mountain peaks now look … Continue reading

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An update from the Weblog Workshop

I’m blogging from the WWW conference in Chiba, where I’ve just given my talk, opening the day-long workshop on weblog ecosystems. (There’s a podcast of my talk online, thanks to Kathy Gill, who’s broadcasting the conference.) Kazunari Ishida from Tokyo … Continue reading

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LpkC, according to Blogpulse

Friends at Intelliseek wondered whether I’d get any different results on my LpkC metric if I performed the search using their Blogpulse tool. The results I got were sufficiently different to be intriguing, but not so different that I’m questioning … Continue reading

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“Simple statistics” and the blogging of humanitarian disasters

I was talking with a friend on the phone the other day, and he described some of my work as being about “very simple statistics”. I briefly took offense – while I’m not a trained social scientist, I sometimes use … Continue reading

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Global Voices Gains Momentum

The Global Voices weblog is rapidly becoming a great starting point for news from around the international blogosphere. Much of the credit goes to my colleage Rebecca MacKinnon, who has been banging out excellent world blog roundups each weekday. But … Continue reading

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More on Eziba and Tedeschi’s article

About two weeks back, I wrote about a story that Bob Tedeschi wrote for the New York Times that I felt badly mischaracterized the actions of the principals of Eziba, a web-based importer of art objects. Dick Sabot, one of … Continue reading

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Far too many Flickr photos

One of the great pleasures of travel, for me, is photography. My father is an avid photographer, and my memories of travelling around the US, as a kid, is of my father falling behind the rest of the family as … Continue reading

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