Monthly Archives: May 2007

The survival of languages in a digital age

I’m heading to Tanzania in a few weeks for the TED global conference, and I’d like to improve my Swahili before I go. (This wouldn’t be hard, as I only know half a dozen words.) Search for Swahili resources online … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-15

Berkshire Eagle Online – Journey into energy history My neighbors – Jiminy Peak ski area – are putting up a wind turbine that will more than cover their summer energy needs and provide 60% of their energy for winter, including … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

A few years ago, my business partner, Ana Maria, and I spent two weeks in Ulaanbataar to try and set up a new Geekcorps program. Unfortunately, we kept attending meetings and discovering that the people we wanted to meet with … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-12

Untouchables sweep to power in India’s most populous state | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited Mayawati and the Bahujan Samaj party take power in Uttar Pradesh – the party put together an unusual Dalit/Brahmin coalition (tags: india caste) Calif. Web … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-11

leasteffective.gif (GIF Image, 600×639 pixels) Jen Sorenson on the least effective forms of activism… including blog comments… (tags: activism cartoons humor) Global Voices Online ? Interview with the Blogger, adam_kesher Interview with Adil Nurmakov by Leila Tanayeva about implications of … Continue reading

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What I think we’re trying to do…

I did a phone interview earlier this week with a reporter from Deutsche Welle about Global Voices and the ways that our project is encouraging people from around the world to talk to one another. As I spoke with him … Continue reading

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Over 10,000 malware sites hosted by IPowerWeb

A little more than a month ago, I wrote about an experience a friend had discovering that her website had been hacked, with the attacker adding a small piece of Javascript to her front page. This Javascript attempted to open … Continue reading

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WFMU’s Ken Freedman introduces Free Music Archive

Ken Freedman, the general manager of New Jersey’s non-commercial, free-form radio station WFMU, is the lunch speaker today at the Berkman Center. He’s speaking about a very new project – the Free Music Archive – which will create a large … Continue reading

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links for 2007-05-08

Global Voices Online ? China: Most influential unknown person Zeng Jinyan, an activist blogger in China, is named one of Time’s 100 most influential people. John Kennedy explains that she’s virtually unknown in the Chinese blogosphere, not surprising given the … Continue reading

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Reactions to the crash of KQ 507

The tragic crash of Kenya Airways 507 in Cameroon enroute from Abidjan to Douala has sparked a wave of articles in international media reminding readers of the dangers of flying in Africa. Reuters Africa, while speculating that the crash won’t … Continue reading

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