Monthly Archives: September 2009

Herkko Hietanen: The social future of television

Herkko Hietanen of the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology tells his audience at the Berkman Center that “television is really broken.” The medium isn’t rising to its full potential, isn’t providing consumers with programs when and where they want them. … Continue reading

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links for 2009-09-29

If you can bomb Africa to enforce good governance, why spare the US Ferocious response to Paul Collier's new book, which suggests that military intervention many be necessary to stabilize some of the world's poorest states. (tags: kenya nation journalism … Continue reading

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Twitter.org? and building models for social media

My friend and former business partner, Bo Peabody, has an op-ed in today’s Washington Post titled “Twitter.org?” He argues that social media is extremely difficult to support via advertising, unlikely to make profits for venture capital investors, and is sufficiently … Continue reading

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Protesters killed by coup government in Guinea

Not many Afrophiles shed tears when Lansana Cont, Guinea-Conakry’s long-time strongman, died. But the military coup that followed his demise promised to pile more hardship upon one of the world’s poorest countries. The African Union – rightly – has refused … Continue reading

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“The Budget” and the Amish Internet

A fascinating story you might have missed. Noam Cohen of the New York Times looks at The Budget, a newspaper in Sugar Creek, Ohio that serves a large Amish community as well as an “English” (non-Amish) community. The story appears … Continue reading

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Wanted: legitimation

So, you’re the leader of a UN member nation. You’re invited to the UN general assembly in New York. And that can be fun – you might get the chance to join the 20-minute long scrum of leaders assembled to … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum: Focus and Faith

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum – what do we need to know?

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum: ICT4D and, and, and…

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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Harvard Forum – are we settling for too little?

Canada’s International Development Research Center and Harvard’s Berkman Center are convening a conversation today and tomorrow at Harvard on the future of information and communication technology and development (ICT4D). Global Voices will be participating in the event as a media … Continue reading

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