It’s been a while since I last did this. Blame it on Twitter and Facebook. And Google Plus. Depending on your social media of your choice, click any of the links to join me there for stuff I share. But for today, the links: 1. The disappearing virtual library Chris Kelty on the shutdown of Library.nu… Read More »
Kerim Friedman has an excellent post on literacy, communication and social media at the Savage Minds blog. It is hard to carve out an excerpt that does justice to the whole post but let’s try this one: First, the technology itself is not as important as the social conditions in which it is used. In… Read More »
1. Ethan Zuckerman warns against calling Tunisia a Twitter revolution 2. Paul Collier reviews Dambisa Moyo’s How the West Was Lost 3. What do you feel about eating insects? 4. Watch Darren Aronofsky talk about his latest movie, Black Swan. 5. “The [Chinese] government knows how to cater to the interests of Chinese elites and… Read More »
Fund managers should consider African markets such as Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania rather than chasing crowded emerging market trades elsewhere, economist Nouriel Roubini said. “It (Africa) is risky because there is less liquidity and the governance is not ideal. But in comparison to 10 years ago when there was civil strife and unstable governments,… Read More »
danah boyd writes in the closing paragraph of a beautifully brilliant rant: Zuckerberg and gang may think that they know what’s best for society, for individuals, but I violently disagree. I think that they know what’s best for the privileged class. And I’m terrified of the consequences that these moves are having for those who… Read More »
Nigerian-born singer, Nneka, performs on David Letterman’s show. Someone writes on Twitter, ‘it feels good to hear ‘Nigeria’ being mentioned for something good on US National TV. …’ I wrote about her first album a couple of years ago here.