Wednesday Links 12.10.07

Paramos, from our camping trip in Zion National Park, via Meg Rorison's photostream

In Medford, my annual oatmeal, honey, and cinnamon infused martini makes a winter comeback.

In Chicago, Joshua Wanyama launches African Path Village, a new social networking site for making connection to and within Africa.

In London, the Economist recognizes that virtual worlds are most useful when they make things in the real world easier.

In Beijing, BBC News reports on Chinese peasants traveling to Africa to seek their fortunes.

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  • The Chinese are not only trekking to Africa to seek their fortunes; they are trekking to all corners of the Globe.

    By Blogger Omar Basawad, at 6:23 AM  

  • Aside from the complex physical connections that make up its infrastructure, the Internet is facilitated by bi- or multi-lateral commercial contracts (e.g., peering agreements), and by technical specifications or protocols that describe how to exchange data over the network. Indeed, the Internet is essentially defined by its interconnections and routing policies.

    As of December 30, 2007, 1.319 billion people use the Internet according to Internet World Stats. Writing in the Harvard International Review, philosopher N.J. Slabbert, a writer on policy issues for the Washington, D.C.–based Urban Land Institute, has asserted that the Internet is fast becoming a basic feature of global civilization, so that what has traditionally been called "civil society" is now becoming identical with information technology society as defined by Internet use. - web design company, web designer, web design india

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