Monthly Archives: January 2007

Ron Deibert on the history and future of Psiphon

Professor Ron Deibert is the director of Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto, a remarkable institution which researches the intersection of civic politics and digital technology. Citizen Lab is one of the partners on the Open Net Initiative, a … Continue reading

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links for 2007-01-31

Wikipedia:Unusual articles – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Now that Wikipedia’s larger than the Encyclopedia Brittanica, what’s unique about it? These articles, for one, including gems like the Chewbacca defense and the Sweater Curse. Great evidence that researchers can write a … Continue reading

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links for 2007-01-30

RConversation: Global journalism, hiring, firing, and the Internet Rebecca’s suggestions for the future of foreign correspondence, in part in reaction to my recent post on the topic. Good lines about how the rest of the world tends to look imaginary … Continue reading

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links for 2007-01-27

BuzzMachine ? Blog Archive ? Davos07: User-generated content, aka our stuff Jeff Jarvis blogs the “user-generated content” session at Davos, which features no users who generate content. (Dave Winer’s observation, not mine, but he’s absolutely right.) (tags: davos media journalism … Continue reading

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Are foreign correspondents going extinct? Or just changing their stripes?

A new working paper from Harvard’s Shorenstein Center – where my friend and colleague Rebecca MacKinnon began her new academic career – is rarely the cause for a news story. But when the author of the paper is Jill Carroll, … Continue reading

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Githongo discovers blogs. Sort of.

John Githongo, internationally celebrated Kenyan whistleblower, chose to release his latest report about the Anglo-Leasing scandal on his blog. This is great, Ory Okolloh notes, as it’s a nod towards transparency and new media. But releasing an audio file on … Continue reading

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Solving big questions through “Ready, Fire, Aim!”

It’s -20C here in Lanesboro this morning, which means it’s really too cold to do anything other than throw logs on the fire and read articles that pop up in my aggregator. (Typing, you see, requires removing the hands from … Continue reading

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links for 2007-01-25

Global Voices Online ? Blog Archive ? Malawi: Malawian Blogger Passes Away Steve Sharra’s excellent overview of blogosphere reactions to the death of Malawian blogger Mangaliso Jere.. RIP, Mangaliso. (tags: malawi africa blogosphere globalvoices) WP: U.S. stages 2nd airstrike in … Continue reading

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Remembering Ryszard Kapuściński

I read Ryszard Kapuściński’s “The Shadow of the Sun” for the first time in late 2001. Tomas Krag, who’d been a Geekcorps volunteer in Ghana, sent a copy of the book as a gift to the Geekcorps team back home … Continue reading

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links for 2007-01-24

Numbers break records, character creates legends | The Japan Times Online Will Asashoryu be considered one of the great Yokozuna of all time? Or does he lack “hinkaku — dignity plus strength of character deemed so vital to the post.” … Continue reading

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