For future reference: Eurozine article by Geert Lovink on weblogs via Bruno Giussani
Alex Antener presents a talk on his Malawi projects: Freie Software – Eine Chance für Afrika, (in German) Very interesting, and lots of screens with GNU Linux. [update] The official recording of the talk is available online.
On the maximum saturation point: If a new blog is being created every second, it’s worth mentioning that one is being abandoned every 1.5 seconds.
My Google alert for news on Malawi has never had so many US and European articles as in the past months. All because of Madonna. Topics such as the last General Elections or bad harvests – which have a much bigger impact – were only covered by the usual outlets (BBC World, CNN). I remember …
stumbled across this well-intentioned attempt to increase the salary of Malawi’s health personnel in Joanne’s blog: Sometime last year DFID (the British development agency) decided to give money specifically to increase the salaries of nurses and clinicians, the thought being that this would help with retention of health workers. Unfortunately, the government decided that the …
If you’re a bit like me, you’ve also contributed your part to the Internet’s dog and/or cat content. But there are some dogs out there with a really large fan base. Right at the top of the list are: Chuck of dooce.com Oliver and Hugo of textism.com
Soyapi has set up a list of Malawi blogs at Technorati.
newly started: Malawi Wildlife
A nurse midwife writes about her work experience in Lilongwe – sad and heart-wrenching with glimpses of hope. I found a Quicktime movie about her work, but I can’t view it on my Windoze machine, even though I have the required Quicktime player. [update] The video now works but it’s on a slowish server.
Network Africa interviewed Malawi blogger Mwai Kasamale. Found out about this via
think “book” not “diary”
Jeremy Keith writes: Comments should be disabled 90% of the time. via kottke.org
A couple of Basel bloggers are meeting tomorrow evening at Restaurant Auf der Lyss. See Cybi’s post for details: Basler Blogger-Treff am Freitag 10. März
Cyberwriter’s posted the venue for tomorrow’s meeting: We’re meeting at the Restaurant Auf der Lyss at 18:30.
If you’re a Basel blogger (or just travelling thru), there’s a meetup on December 15th at 18:30. For more details, see CyberWriter’s invitation Feel free to come along.
Soyapi Mumba asks: How big is Malawi’s Blogosphere?
some disorganized thoughts of the top of my head: How personal should a blog be? What is the use of keeping a blog? It’s exciting to be part of something new. Where will it all end? One thing is sure: the blog backlash is coming. Simply cos the current hype is building up. With advertising …
Just got back from the Swiss Bloggers meetup in downtown Basel. It was fun sharing experiences and talking about tools and seeing the blogger “in person”. As Bamboozled had announced a couple of journalists came by asking questions about blogs, star bloggers… and the future development of blogs.