[From Twitter] jdlasica: Just heard on good authority that Google employs about...– J D Lasica, via Twitter So that’s how they do it… We’ve got significantly fewer than 1,000 reviewers, I can assure you.
How to Videotape Someone for 24 Hours (via Global Lives Project This video, from the Sao Paulo shoot in the Global Lives Project, gives an insight into the challenges of following someone for a Joycean 24 hours of digital video… (I’m actually about to Skype into an iCommons08 session facilitated by David E Harris of the Global Lives Project.)
Computers and the Internet has lowered the cost of communication and the...– Ars Electronica FESTIVAL - Curatorial Statement, by Joichi Ito Joi Ito, who we are extremely fortunate to have on the WITNESS Board, sets the scene for the upcoming Ars Electronica festival in Austria.
If you click the link [below], and you have Google Earth loaded onto your...– BBC NEWSNIGHT | Paul Mason’s blog | China restless (.kmz) Paul Mason is Economics Editor for the BBC’s flagship news programme, Newsnight, and he has created a simple but promising mashup showing where there has been reported social unrest in China. Click here to launch the map in...
Interview with Elijah Zarwan - the internet and human rights in Egypt | The Hub So I met Elijah - having occasionally crossed emails with him over the past couple of years - at the Global Voices Citizen Media Summit in Budapest, Hungary just under a month ago. I ate into his sight-seeing time to ask him how he felt the work of bloggers like Wael Abbas and Alaa Abd El Fateh had changed the human...
Yasyuk was taken to a police station where she was stripped naked by a female...– [Belarusian Activist Forced To Strip By Police, Calls Experience Case Of ‘Torture’ ] - [Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2008] This has echoes of the Squatgate case, but with one important difference - the use of video to document the stripsearch is much more akin to the Egyptian...
Williams and Dorsey are thoughtful, considerate of the users, and don’t...– Twitter searches for the next step | Technology | guardian.co.uk Twitter founders Ev Williams and Jack Dorsey on the tech troubles they’ve had over the past few months. Lessons for us all in there…
As the president of the American Society for Indexing, Fred Leise, explained,...– John Sutherland on how Google’s library project could transform research | Education | guardian.co.uk Interesting piece about indexes and Google’s Library Project…
B’Tselem and the “Shooting Back” Project - Interview with Oren Yakobovich | The Hub
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Israel probes 'detainee... →
Video from B’Tselem appearing to show an Israeli soldier shooting a Palestinian detainee. Keep ‘em peeled for a Hub interview with Oren Yakobovich from B’Tselem in the next day or so.
(via CIA Secret Prisons) This is from mapsofwar.com, where there are a some really well-done map-based animations looking at aspects of history and politics.
'If we have guns we will shoot back' | Burma →
Video report from Guardian Films on plans for a new uprising inside Burma. Interesting how it mirrors some of the debates happening within the Tibet movement about the need for a more radical, possibly armed response.
isuma.tv is an internet video portal for indigenous filmmakers, with unique...– Isuma TV This site is a really fantastic addition to the online video/human rights space, from Igloolik, the producers of the feature film Atanarjuat (thanks, Faye).
Google's new gadget turns speech to text and makes... →
What the world needs is an economic superpower that represents the interests of...– GOOD Magazine | Goodmagazine - Poor People Unite!
This country has become a boiling pot where only stones can survive”...– Zimbabwe: prison officer’s 6 tense days of filming a terrifying regime | World news | The Guardian
Bloggers have already won important, high-profile victories in the human rights...– Google Public Policy Blog: Global Voices speak to the opportunities and risks of online speech
Zimbabwe election: The stolen ballots (from the... →
This is a must-see - click through to see the video. (It’s a shame the Guardian’s disabled embedding. Time for a re-think, I think.)
You may have read by now the official lie about this treatment, which is that it...– Believe Me, It’s Torture: Politics & Power: vanityfair.com and a video here.
My intention is not to replace one set of general rules by another such set: my...– The Galilean Library
Reuters AlertNet - Interactive map →
… shows conflict, food security, disasters, storms, earthquakes and health crises … and has a nice little “Export this as a PDF or JPG” function.