Monthly Archives: April 2007

Marc Levinson’s “The Box”

There’s a lot of great books you can read if you’d like a history of how the Internet has changed the world of communications. If you’d like to know how a much more significant revolution transformed how we move atoms … Continue reading

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links for 2007-04-23

Robert Fisk: Caught in the deadly web of the internet – Independent Online Edition > Robert Fisk Fisk argues that a vandalized wikipedia article led to the immigration delay of a pro-Armenian activist. Is this Wikipedia’s problem, or the Canadian … Continue reading

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links for 2007-04-21

Jewels in the Jungle: Nigerian Elections 2007: What’s hot and what’s not in the media coverage Great overview of blog coverage of the Nigerian elections (tags: nigeria blogs citizenmedia africa journalism) Nigeria Frets Over How to Give Voters a Real … Continue reading

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Where I work these days.

I had a meeting yesterday morning with friends who run a direct marketing company in Williamstown, MA. Their offices are across the street from the building where we founded Tripod, next to the mill where we relocated a few years … Continue reading

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links for 2007-04-20

China Brief from the Jamestown Foundation Coverage of the nail house shows that bloggers might have the power to affect journalism in China, but a closer look shows that that power islikely to be very limited. Thanks for the link, … Continue reading

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links for 2007-04-19

Big Gamble in Rwanda – The New York Review of Books Excellent piece that looks both at the hopes that Rwanda could be transformed economically into a trade and tech hub for east Africa, and fears that putting stability over … Continue reading

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Twelve great talks to watch, and no excuses for being bored. (Or boring.)

I spent the last four days at a series of meetings for the Open Society Institute, a foundation I advise and serve on a sub-board for. The meetings were off-blog, but I can share one comment on the challenges facing … Continue reading

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links for 2007-04-18

Pete’s View Very nice synthesis of some writing by Bruno Giussani and me on the future of citizen media. Pete does a good job of finding complementarity in Bruno’s and my work on the topic (tags: citizenmedia journalism blogging globalvoices) … Continue reading

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Advice for travelers to Accra

A friend from the Czech Republic emailed me the other day to ask for advice on what to see and do in Accra. I realized that I’d answered a similar question for Xeni Jardin a couple of weeks ago and … Continue reading

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links for 2007-04-16

Mike Royko, One More Time: The Best of Mike Royko, excerpt Lovely Mike Royko column on seeing Jackie Robinson play at Wrigley Field… Very beautiful. Thanks for the link, jbracken (tags: baseball racism) Godly Work – Nice essay on … Continue reading

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