Get Creative: Use Twitter with your Blog!

Dash through the Twitter/blogging experience. Armed with a phrase of 140 characters, you can use Twitter to the benefit of your blog. Because Twitter is a place to share almost anything, striking up a random conversation will help you make connections with your followers and thus, enhance networking.It takes a simple post to engage an […]

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A response from Google

So this weekend I wrote Google to ask why they don’t allow computer users in Syria to download Chrome. Here’s what they said: “In accordance with US export controls and economic sanctions regulations, we are unable to permit the download of Google Chrome in Syria.” This didn’t exactly answer all my questions. So I asked […]

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A to Z of Web 2.0 for Social Change: K

K for Kiva.org: From their Website: Kiva.org (www.kiva.org) is the world’s first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to an entrepreneur in the developing world. Founded in 2005 by Matt and Jessica Flannery, Kiva.org’s mission is to connect people, through lending, to alleviate poverty. Kiva.org currently connects lenders in more than 70 countries […]

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Google doesn’t allow Chrome browser in Syria?

I read in Joshua Landis’s Syria Comment today that “Google has blocked the use of its new web-browser, “Chrome”, in Syria.” A tiny bit more searching brought me to Global Voices and a link to a post from Yaser Sadeq in Syria, who tried to download the browser and got an error message, but then […]

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