Monthly Archives: September 2005

Never have coffee alone again…

Become a blogger and you’ll never have to have coffee alone again. I’m in London for three days packed chock-filled with meetings for Open Society Institute. But when Sokari Ekine mentioned she was also in town, I realized that meeting … Continue reading

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Jimmy Wales on a dozen things that WILL be free

Jimmy Wales, international man of mystery, father of Wikipedia and non-resident Berkman fellow joined his fellow Berkmaniacs in Cambridge yesterday, and filled us in on his new intellectual project, “10 Things that Will be Free”. Jimmy’s list is inspried by … Continue reading

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An internet “press” conference

My life lately is filled with moments that make me aware that the Internet has really made my life very, very different from what it was a decade ago. Sometimes this involves attending the weddings of people I know better … Continue reading

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IRC chat

Reminder – there’s a chat on IRC (irc.freenode.net, #globalvoices) in a few minutes about the RSF Guide for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents. Please join us if you have questions about the guide, about anonymous blogging or blogging in the developing world. … Continue reading

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Boston, Toronto Win!

Last night was a good night for baseball. Toronto ended the Yankee’s winning streak with a 7-4 victory. And in a long battle, Boston held off Baltimore 4-3, sealing the victory as Wendy and Joey took to the floor for … Continue reading

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Enjoy the (comparative) silence

Forgive the (comparative) silence, friends – it’s been a busy week. I’m now in Boston at the blogger wedding of the century, the nuptials of Joey “Accordian Guy” DeVilla, and Wendy “Red” Koslow, officiated by the Reverend AKMA, and my … Continue reading

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More on the RSF guide for Bloggers

At Global Voices, we’ve heard from some friends in China that they’re having difficulty accessing the Reporters Sans Frontiéres “Guide for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents” from the rsf.org website – it’s apparently being blocked by some or all Chinese ISPs. While … Continue reading

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Four stories, briefly noted

Three African stories that caught my eye this morning: BBC is watching a situation in the Niger delta where a militia group, the Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, associated with the Ijaw people of the delta, has seized control of … Continue reading

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Technology Review’s 35 innovators under 35

Technology Review Magazine has just announced this year’s crop of 35 high tech innovators under the age of 35. TR goes through an amazing process to select the figures they feature here, and the research they’re doing is often a … Continue reading

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RSF Guide to Anonymous Blogging… and some thoughts on reactions…

Julien Pain, point man on Internet issues at Reporters Sans Frontières, has spearheaded creation of an amazing new resource, the Handbook for Bloggers and Cyberdissidents. It’s a beautifully produced print and online resource, useful for anyone who’s less interested in … Continue reading

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