links for 2010-05-31

Transparency Is Not Enough | danah boyd (tags: transparency community politics data gov20 government participation information ethics education newmedialiteracy) Touristiness | Aid Watch (tags: maps mapping visualization tourism infographics) Internet Freedom under pressure in Denmark | Global Voices Advocacy (tags: acta copyright pornography law legal denmark internet internetfreedom) Fast & Easy Unfollowing for Twitter | … Continue reading


Eastern Europe’s New Communist Threats

My grandfather is the picture of a  90 year old soviet man. Injured by shrapnel from a grenade in the great patriotic war, yet he still jogs a few miles every morning. He lived through World War 2, the new economic policy, Stalin, the fall of the wall, and all the rest. I had the … Continue reading

links for 2010-05-24

WikiLeaks founder has his passport confiscated | Glenn Greenwald points out the dangers of Julian Assange's passport being confiscated by his home country (tags: censorship wikileaks internet media australia government journalism civilrights cyberwar netfreedom freedom) Inside WikiLeaks’ Leak Factory | Mother Jones A critical look at Julian Assange (tags: journalism politics censorship society culture … Continue reading

Chavez’s Twitter Army: 200 deep

“Twitter is terrorism,” Chavez loudly proclaimed in one of his famous radio addresses to the nation, as a bold response to Secretary Clinton’s recent Internet Freedom speech. A few weeks later, and he is now a rising star on the very same platform, known as @chavezcandanga, ie Chavez the devil or Chavez the strong-willed/fearless depending … Continue reading

links for 2010-05-09

Capitalism and the Jews | AidWatch (tags: history jewish capitalism) Scenes from Sudan | Boston beautiful pictures from Sudan elections (tags: sudan africa election photography elections geography pictures politics) The deep political crisis within the Royal Thai Army officer corps | New Mandala (tags: thailand elections army politics) Burma's hip-hop resistance spreads message of freedom … Continue reading