Expert Sitings: Ethan Zuckerman
Ethan Zuckerman is cofounder of Global Voices Online, an aggregator of blogs from around the world (globalvoicesonline.org), and founder of Geekcorps, a volunteer organization that sends technology experts to Africa. His blog can be found at ethanzuckerman.com/blog.
If you want to understand China’s relationship with the Internet, read Roland Soong’s blog, EastSouthWestNorth. It offers translations of news articles and blog posts from China on topics ranging from human rights reporting to Cantonese "viral videos."
Kubatana is a blog written by democracy advocates in Zimbabwe, offering a view from the streets of Harare. If you’re wondering what it’s like living in a society with 1,700 percent inflation, this is the blog to read.
Every day, New York City-based entrepreneur Emeka Okafor uses his Timbuktu Chronicles to highlight an innovative business concept from Africa. Whether featuring a mundane irrigation system or an extraordinary solar-powered air conditioner, the picture is one of a continent filled with creative and dynamic businesspeople.
Head Heeb, aka Jonathan Edelstein, is the kind of blogger I want to be when I grow up. Every one of his posts offers perspective and insight into global events happening everywhere, from Africa, to the Pacific islands, to the Middle East. Read him for a week, and you’ll see what I mean.