Monday, October 13, 2008

Around The Blogosphere 13 October 08

Hey! Wanna buy a country? Iceland for sale...on ebay

Energy / Economy: Howzabout a nice post that describes how a person can take on the Big Oil Companies and win. A David Vs. Goliath. Lets give the oil companies a scare! When it comes to cars, the Germans are two and a half steps ahead of the rest of us: Berlin Announces World's Largest Electric Car Infrastructure

Brazil: A day in jail for blog comments from Global Voices' Paula Góes · The first person to go to jail for commenting on a blog in Brazil was a high rank police officer. See reactions from the very close knit police blogosphere. Not surprisingly, with the intelligence monitoring blogs and comment boxes, most of the police officers decide to blog anonymously.

Courtesy of Iranian blogger Akhbari, we can discover Tehran's metro in photos. Speaking of pictures: Exclusive sneak peak - Angelina Jolie Breastfeeding Pics

Leocardo describes[pt] how the melamine crisis has changed some of the consumer habits in Macau.

Tunisia: National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4: Lina Ben Mhenni writes that Tunisian bloggers rally for a National Day for Freedom of Blogging on November 4. The day will coincide with a court hearing for a lawsuit filed by the journalist and blogger Zied El Heni against the Tunisian Agency of Internet.

Emerson Santiago [pt] writes at Patafurdia Magazine about akonting, the musical instrument found in Senegal, Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau in West Africa. “The Portuguese colonizers and the North American slaves owners began to call the instrument “Banjo”, coming from the Quimbundo word “m'banza” (language of the second largest ethnic group in Angola), which means “home” or “city”...

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