Bloggers the New Rebels in Vietnam: With fast, free wireless Internet now available at cybercafes and universities across Vietnam, bloggers are increasingly challenging censorship and the ruling Communist Party.
A Tweet from Foggy Bottom: Colleen Graffy, Deputy assistant secretary of state for public diplomacy, on using Twitter for public diplomacy 2.0.
Rent-A-Coder: An international marketplace where buyers can acquire custom software (as well as writing, graphic design, and other services) in a safe and business-friendly environment.
Trading Bronze Age Technology: Before the BlackBerry, before the iPhone, before e-mailing, texting and instant messaging, was an ivory-hinged boxwood writing board.
Thematic Mapping Presentation:Bjørn Sandvik is doing some of the most interesting work on thematic mapping, which is why he was recently invited to give a presentation on his mapping engine at Google.
Satellites Spy on DC: Some of the first images to be collected by the GeoEye 1 satellite that can “see” objects on Earth as small as a 0.41 meters in size in black-and-white mode or 1.64 meters in color.
Map of Casualties in Afghanistan: The International Council on Security and Development (ICOS) has published a map of civilian, military and insurgent fatalities in Afghanistan from January to November 2008. The data is gathered from publicly recorded attacks.
Patrick is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on humanitarian technology and innovation. Book: Digital Humanitarians. Previously: UN, World Bank, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, Ushahidi. PhD from Fletcher School, Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Stanford and MA at Columbia. Born & raised in Africa.