Late night Google Wave wavings

Google Wave has some potential for group debates. Still there is much to discover and there is much to be done by Google. But I feel like, as a group of friends tonight, we have had a good conversational space there for the first time.  In the mean time, we are not only ones to fantasize, here Turkish government has its own version of fantasy:

Turkey?s state Telecommunications authority asks Youtube to create Turkish version: ?Turkeys telecommunications authority has reportedly asked famous video-sharing website Youtube to launch its Turkish version to be unblocked in the country.?

Introducing Google Public DNS

from The Official Google Blog

When you type into your browser’s address bar, you expect nothing less than to be taken to Wikipedia. Chances are you’re not giving much thought to the work being done in the background by the Domain Name System, or DNS.

Austria: How Social Media Set ?Universities on Fire?

from Global Voices Online by Helge Fahrnberger

Did you know that at this very moment many universities throughout Europe are occupied by students? Thousands of them are sleeping, cooking, debating and partying in their auditoriums to protest against the under-financing of the educational system and the so-called Bologna Process, a European Union education policy.

What is so special about these protests is the fact that they have not been centrally coordinated by student unions but have been organized entirely bottom-up, with the help of online social media.

Israel Defense Forces to conquer Facebook

from Net Effect by Evgeny Morozov

I’ve already blogged about Israel’s innovative campaign to integrate bloggers – especially those in the diaspora – in its international outreach efforts. In fact, it appears that the Israel Defense Forces are working on creating a dedicated new media unit that would do just that. Haaretz reports:

Spanish activists issue manifesto on the rights of Internet users

Javier “Barrapunto” Candeira writes, “Last Monday the Spanish Government sent the parliament the latest draft for the Ley de Economia Sostenible (Sustainable Economy Act), which contained riders modifying the current laws on copyright and interactive services. These amendments give the Spanish Ministy of Culture the administrative power to take down websites (or order ISPs to block those hosted overseas), all without a court order and in the name of ‘safeguarding Intellectual Property Laws against Internet Piracy’. For this reason some of us have written a manifesto that is being published today all over Spanish weblogs and media.”

10 biggest videogame explosions



Some of the coolest Google logos, done for various traditions and holidays in countries around the world. Click to see more, and here to the official page.

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