Monthly Archives: November 2007

People change. Principles don’t.

People change. This is one of the most interesting things about reading blogs over a long period of time. You can watch people’s interests, opinions, and working methods change as they progress. One of the great features of a blog … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-23

GSM Association Press Release 2007 – Western Union And GSMA To Create New Global Mobile Money Transfer Service Western Union, which controls 17% of global remittance markets, has entered the money transfer through mobile phone business (tags: economics development developingworld … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-22

Uncertain Principles: To Whom It May Concern Chad Orzel offers the recommendation letter you don’t want to receive. Man, I’ve written a couplle of these in my day… (tags: academia humor) Al Jazeera: ‘It’s no hangout for al-Qa’ida’ – Independent … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

I field a lot of questions from journalists and students about anonymous blogging. Roughly once a week, I end up answering the question, “Why should I believe what someone has to say if he won’t tell me his name?” There’s … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-20

An open letter to the One Laptop Per Child program ‽ Adam Greenfield’s Speedbird Adam Greenfield urges OLPC to be more open about where the donated laptops from the g1g1 program will go and to link donors with recipients ala … Continue reading

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The possible resumption of the world’s stupidest war

One of the ugliest and stupidest wars of the past decades was the one fought between Eritrea and Ethiopia over their border. Between May 1998 and June 2000, tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides were killed or wounded … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-17

Фотографоманство This year’s winner of Best of the Blogs, a beautiful Belarussian photoblog filled with striking black and white photography. Fascinating even if you can’t read the language, which I can’t (tags: blogs belarus photography) High interest rates still better … Continue reading

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links for 2007-11-16

apophenia: innovation’s social externalities Cool idea from danah – the “social externalities” of inventions – when the American South gets air conditioned, there’s less social interaction from people gathering in public spaces to seek cool air… (tags: blog culture danah … Continue reading

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Uncovered stories and attention economics

I had the pleasure of meeting Matt and Emily Mason in Boston yesterday. Matt and Emily are the founders of Wedia, a new non-profit designed to call attention to undercovered humanitarian crises around the world. Their first efforts have been … Continue reading

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ICANN takes a very big small step

ICANN took a small, but incredibly important, step on Tuesday, announcing at the Internet Governance Forum that they are fast-tracking internationalized country code top-level domains and starting experiments to test support of these names. The hope is that it will … Continue reading

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