Ethan prepared some notes for our session which starts in 2.5 hours.

The conversation so far:

Ethan's critique of "Second Superpower", "Emergent Democracy"

Joi's response, on finding the next Salam Pax

Examples of emergent democracy from Joi and Ethan's readers

Views from the rest of the world

Hossein Derakhshan, Iranian pied piper for blogs

IranFilter - translated overview of 100,000 persian language blogs

Living on the Planet - global blog content aggregator

Narconews - trilingual news on the drug war

BlogAfrica

BlogAfrica catalog and aggregator

Adam Chambas's Accra Crisis Blog

Rebecca MacKinnon's NKZone - alternative reporting from North Korea

Oh My News, South Korea's brilliant citizen journalism project

Ghana Web, news and opinion

Subang Jaya e-news from Malaysia

Blogalization, content in translation from blogs around the world

Efforts to build cross-cultural dialogue, give a voice to people in developing nations

Open Knowledge Network content from the developing world, for the developing world. And, in Kiswahili

Voices04 Voices for folks without a voice in the 2004 election

SARS Watch. Became a platform for Chinese voices on SARS to communicate, uncensored

Taking IT Global

Kabissa - online discussion for African NGOs

What could we do we do:

Online legislation in Estonia

SARI - leading application became lobbying regional government via wireless internet.

Cellphones, talk radio and election monitoring in Ghana

Smart mobs, SMS in Kenya

What does a cellphone-based anticorruption system look like?

How do we launch OhMyNews in every nation

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You might want to explore the edges of ED hackers. Think of them as invading germs and wonder what might serve as antibodies for an ED.

Why all the focus on the West finding "foreign" bloggers. Why so much emphasis on cross-country?

Why not more emphasis on helping people talk to other people in their own culture/nation?

ED Blog Projects you'll hear about soon (focus: africa)
- online monitoring of elections
- Emergent Democracy Africa (annual event)
- blogging workshop for african journalists & writers (Paris)

Ethan, Joi - I'm still working on my essay. It'll be ready later this week. Keep posting.

ED Blog Projects you'll hear about soon (focus: africa)
- online monitoring of elections
- Emergent Democracy Africa (annual event)
- blogging workshop for african journalists & writers (Paris)

Ethan, Joi - I'm still working on my essay. It'll be ready later this week. Keep posting.

Thank you for this interesting, extra special post with useful links.

the most important steps to take are:
- explain normal people the "good power" of the internet: for many it just has a negative taste (viruses, transparent consumers). They almost fear it. Only if the masses know, that internet is true democracy something could change.
- public sites, social sites should be made from freelancers on the web. of course, someone has to control and drive the projects. since there is all the smud in politics and business, people are longing for more transparence - low costs, and votes for the themes politicians have to talk about...

the most important steps to take are:
- explain normal people the "good power" of the internet: for many it just has a negative taste (viruses, transparent consumers). They almost fear it. Only if the masses know, that internet is true democracy something could change.
- public sites, social sites should be made from freelancers on the web. of course, someone has to control and drive the projects. since there is all the smud in politics and business, people are longing for more transparence - low costs, and votes for the themes politicians have to talk about...

the most important steps to take are:
- explain normal people the "good power" of the internet: for many it just has a negative taste (viruses, transparent consumers). They almost fear it. Only if the masses know, that internet is true democracy something could change.
- public sites, social sites should be made from freelancers on the web. of course, someone has to control and drive the projects. since there is all the smud in politics and business, people are longing for more transparence - low costs, and votes for the themes politicians have to talk about...

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