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Ben Franklin, the Post Office and the Digital Public Sphere

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Sat, 27/02/2016 - 2:29am
My dear friend danah boyd led a fascinating day-long workshop at Data and Society in New York City today focused on algorithmic governance of the public sphere. I’m still not sure why she asked me to give opening remarks at … Continue reading →

T. Greg Doucette on false arrest and police brutality

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Wed, 24/02/2016 - 5:19pm
This post is not from me, but is a remarkable rant from T. Greg Doucette, an attorney in Durham, NC, who took to Twitter to share his experiences defending a young client from charges of reckless driving to endanger, a … Continue reading →

I never went looking for a mentor

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Sat, 13/02/2016 - 6:19pm
I never went looking for a mentor. In 1995, I was working as the lead tech guy for an internet startup, Tripod. I spent an inordinate amount of time with the company’s two cofounders, one a recent college grad my … Continue reading →

Fred Turner: The link from anti-fascist art and the “historical problem” of Facebook

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Fri, 05/02/2016 - 12:11am
Fred Turner, the leading chronicler of the links between the 60s counterculture and the internet revolution, turned his sights to the rise of multimedia in America prior to the 1960s in his recent book The Democratic Surround. On February 4, … Continue reading →

Why is Verizon letting rural broadband decay?

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Thu, 04/02/2016 - 12:37pm
Let me start with an apology: reading other people’s tech support horror stories is less fun than hearing them describe their medical problems or recount their dreams. No one wants to hear them. While this starts as a tech support … Continue reading →

Heroin and Hope

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:11am
This story is cross-posted on FOLD.cm, where it’s got more links, images and a layout that lets you see what’s behind the links while you read the story. Check it out there, and try FOLD to publish your own stories. … Continue reading →

Update, or a missing person report

Ethan Zuckerman's musings on Africa, international development a - Sun, 31/01/2016 - 6:42pm
I just received a kind inquiry via email from a reader who wondered what had happened to this blog. It’s a fair question. It’s been a challenging few months, professionally and personally, and I’ve been less productive than I would … Continue reading →

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