I keep adding "New Protest" feeds to my reader, in the hopes of
eventually studying the topic for a graduate degree. Here's a few of the
interesting blogs on the topic that I've found lately, although the list
is always growing.
- Afrigadget: Covers all
kinds of inventions and clever hacks across Africa.
- Afromusing: Juliana Rotich is a
Kenyan working for Ushahidi who writes about tech, conflict, and
- Daily EM: Notes on
censorship, cyberwar, and open society from Evgeny Morozov.
Guerrillas: I still think John Robb may be slightly crazy, but it's
usually interesting reading. Stay away from the comments.
Values and Communications Technologies: A blog by the Yahoo! Fellows
at Georgetown. Ranges from development to protest to censorship.
- ICT for Peacebuilding:
Sanjana Hattotuwa comments on conflict management and organizing, often
focusing on Sri Lanka.
Graduate student Patrick Meier studies conflict and ICT at Tufts
University. He's working on a dissertation on the impact of information
technology under authoritarian governments.
Nihilism: Ex-Nokia designer and futurist Matt Jones.
- MobileActive: "A resource
for activists using mobile technology worldwide."
- Open the Future:
Worldchanging's Jamais Cascio.
Rebecca MacKinnon is an Open Society Fellow and former CNN journalist
who focuses on China's Internet censorship, and the ways that activists
attempt to circumvent it.
- Smart Mobs: From the book of
the same name.