Joi Ito's Web

Joi Ito's conversation with the living web.

I'm a Nominating Judge in The Webby Awards Community Category. Help me out by suggesting cool community sites.

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NKzone, the North Korean blog needs citizen bloggers to cover the Life Funds for North Korean Refugees (LFNKR) in Tokyo on Feb 22 and two human rights events in Seoul on Feb 23. If you're available, please help us out.

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Bloggers will be reporters tomorrow in Iran

I'm trying to encourage Iranian blogger to go out tomorrow, the election day, and report what they see and hear in their city and blog it. I also plan to gather all posts related to it in one place either in my own Persian blog or in Sobhaneh, the collective news blog.

I also consider a place in iranFilter for those Iranian who know English to provide translations the reports that are gathered in Persian.

This can be the 9/11 for Persian blogosphere. It's the first event that potentially engages every body in every city in Iran and blogs can play a huge role in reporting the news, rumors, and all those things that traditional journalists usually miss.

Iranian bloggers do not vote tomorrow, but the blog.

Update: special page on iranFilter is now set up and it's ready for Persian bloggers' covereage on the election day. Please help us by translating whatever you find interesting in Persian sources into English.

A very important day for Iran and a chance for blogs to make a difference.

I'm at the San Francisco airport about to leave for Tokyo. See you on the other side. It's been fun hanging out in the US with everyone.

I'm sure everyone's seen this by now, but Yahoo has just rolled out their own search engine. I wonder what this will mean for Google. It sure does look a lot like Google, which I guess is good.