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Rocketboom, one of my favorite vlogs, did an interview with the founders of the Barefoot Foundation a few days ago. This is a great piece about bringing sustainable energy to villages in India. The Barefoot Foundation seems to take a microfinance-style approach, similar to that of the Grameen Foundation...

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2008 - 12:55pm
Category: Asia
Filed Under: Barefoot Foundation


Here is what the SIG-III members have been up to as we head into the 2007 Annual Meeting of ASIS&T:

SIG III Newsletter
Volume 7 Number 3 October 2007

In This Issue:

Sue O’Neill Johnson

SIG of the Year Award

SIG III events at...

Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2007 - 1:24pm
Filed Under: SIG-III newsletter


Raquel Pacheco, aka Bruna Surfistinha

Raquel Pacheco, aka Bruna Surfistinha

China has Mu Mu and Muzi. England has Belle. Brazil has Bruna.

Similar to Mu Mu and Muzi, who I discuss in this...

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 6:20pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


Ok, maybe it's not all that funny, but it did amuse me. John Yunker writes in Global by Design about Montenegro's new top level domain name. (If you're wondering, a top level domain name is the .com, .org, .net, etc. in a Web address). Montenegro's domain name is .me. Yunker imagines some of the potential Web addresses...

Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2007 - 12:04pm


Chinese social networkers – the right to be anonymous?

Besides being accompanied by the above photo, which I find perfectly encapsulates the tension between recognition and anonymity among social networkers, Robert Ness’...

Posted: Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 5:56pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


Sue O'Neill Johnson (playing the accordion)

Sue O'Neill Johnson (playing the accordion)

It is with sadness that those of us in the SIG-III community learn of the passing of Sue O'Neil Johnson, one of our members who inspired all of us with her dedication to...

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2007 - 5:24pm


Chinese blogger Mu Mu, from a May 2006 post to her blog

Chinese blogger Mu Mu, from a May 2006 post to her blog

Decisions about when and what to censor can rest on multiple different criteria such...

Posted: Monday, October 1, 2007 - 10:58pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


China has 162 million Internet subscribers – 12.3% of the total population of China, but over 50% of the total population of the U.S. And as Internet connectivity and use in China is growing, so too is China’s influence over the Internet. The Associated Press...

Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2007 - 10:34pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


Brazilians are passionate about the Internet, and all the social media applications the Internet has made possible. Internet use and social media are pervading a wide range of aspects of life in Brazil, such that even those who do not have Internet access or choose not to participate in social media are frequently aware that the Internet and all its related applications are being inextricably...

Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 6:43pm
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


Kenya provides a great individual case study of the African blogosphere, as there has been a lot happening there in terms of developing Internet access and localized Kenyan content in 2007. Despite halting progress, The Kenyan government is working on securing more widespread Internet access through an undersea fiberoptic cable, and...

Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 1:05am
Category: 2007 Global Plaza


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