5 Blogs to pass along for Blog Day

by Kate Brodock on 31 August 2008

Posted in: Outreach

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Today is Blog Day, and as mentioned a few days ago, I’ve picked out 5 blogs that I’d like to showcase.

AfriGadget is a website dedicated to showcasing African ingenuity.  A team of bloggers and readers contribute their pictures, videos and stories from around the continent.  The stories are inspiring.  It is a testament to Africans using the little they have to their will, using creativity to overcome life’s challenges.  Serving as Editors are: Erik Hersman, Steve Mubiri, Juliana Chebet, Juergen Eichholz, and Paula Kahumbu.

La Marguerite: This is the blog of Marguerite Manteau-Rao, and it focuses on behavioral solutions to global warming and other global environmental challenges.  We really like the environment here at Other Side and think this informative blog covers a lot of great issues in a very easy-to-read way.  And in case you find her words interesting, she also does marketing consulting on green and sustainability initiatives.

Photography is fun, and I wish I were better at it (or good at it period).  I came across Thomas Hawk’s SmugMug cameraroll after I decided to follow him on FriendFeed, as he was connected to one of my friends and I found his feeds interesting.  He has some really neat shots, and, at least so far, seems to update them frequently (new pretty things to look at!).

Ampers & Dot: This is the blog of Zach Hofer-Shall, who writes mostly on the Web 2.0 space.  Zach is currently a researcher at Forrester, and worked previously as a social media consultant.  This may be cheating a little bit on Blog Day rules, since he’s in my industry and I’ve been reading his blog for a bit now, but his posts are consistently insightful and full of solid information.

Kennysia is a blog by Kenny Sia, who lives in East Malaysia.  He updates his blog often with stuff on his life, anything, and it’s really cool to follow.  Part of the goal of Blog Day is to bring people to different parts of the world, and I feel very strongly about this aspect (hey, i got a degree in International Relations for a reason).  His ramblings are great, and it’s fun to collow someone around in their life on the other side of the world.

  • http://lamarguerite.wordpress.com marguerite manteau-rao

    Thanks for the honor!

    Thanks also for featuring Afrigadget, also one of my favorite blogs! Erik Hershman, its founder is also behind Ushahidi and White African, two other outstanding Internet ventures . . . .

  • http://www.othersidegroup.com/adcomments Kate Brodock

    [For some reason, this is not being sent to your aol address, so will try
    posting here]

    Marguerite -

    This is Kate (the other half of Other Side). My pleasure on the posting,
    I've enjoyed your blog since Anya passed it along! Yes, isn't Afrigadget
    great?!

    I'm doing a small volunteer project myself, and Erik is one of the advisors
    on the project…. we're trying to determine whether there is enough
    quantitative data in citizen journalist activities (so, blogs, sms messages
    etc) to develop an early warning system for social crises. For instance,
    the first portion is a look at Kenyan blogs (with Ushahidi and White African
    in there!), and looking literally at the time stamp, type of information,
    comments etc of citizens who posted warnings, events and updates during the
    Dec/Jan election situation and trying to see if those postings were more
    influential than mainstream media and could we glean anything useful for the
    future? It's a very fun project! I just love that sort of thing :)

    Cheers, and I hope to keep in touch,
    Kate

  • http://lamarguerite.wordpress.com marguerite manteau-rao

    Thanks for the honor!

    Thanks also for featuring Afrigadget, also one of my favorite blogs! Erik Hershman, its founder is also behind Ushahidi and White African, two other outstanding Internet ventures . . . .

  • http://www.katebrodock.com Kate Brodock

    [For some reason, this is not being sent to your aol address, so will try
    posting here]

    Marguerite -

    This is Kate (the other half of Other Side). My pleasure on the posting,
    I've enjoyed your blog since Anya passed it along! Yes, isn't Afrigadget
    great?!

    I'm doing a small volunteer project myself, and Erik is one of the advisors
    on the project…. we're trying to determine whether there is enough
    quantitative data in citizen journalist activities (so, blogs, sms messages
    etc) to develop an early warning system for social crises. For instance,
    the first portion is a look at Kenyan blogs (with Ushahidi and White African
    in there!), and looking literally at the time stamp, type of information,
    comments etc of citizens who posted warnings, events and updates during the
    Dec/Jan election situation and trying to see if those postings were more
    influential than mainstream media and could we glean anything useful for the
    future? It's a very fun project! I just love that sort of thing :)

    Cheers, and I hope to keep in touch,
    Kate

  • http://ampersanddot.com/blog Zach

    I am honored! And embarrassed that I haven't posted in over a week… I'll get on that.

    But before I do, I'm going to read the rest of these- because I've always enjoyed your writing here, so if you suggest these, then they must be good!

    Thanks much

  • http://ampersanddot.com/blog Zach

    I am honored! And embarrassed that I haven't posted in over a week… I'll get on that.

    But before I do, I'm going to read the rest of these- because I've always enjoyed your writing here, so if you suggest these, then they must be good!

    Thanks much

  • john191

    I would just say one thing to you and that is, “FANTASTIC”!! Keep it up and wish to get more details from your blog.
    regards
    sears parts

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