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Discussions Discussion Internet’s Role in Popular Uprising
Jessie Rhodes, Nov. 9, 2011

Forecasts for a “CHINESE SPRING” :: The Chinese government has been exceptionally shrewd at monitoring and restricting its citizens’ Internet use, so far. But Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales insisted in a presentation last week that China’s government can’t keep the information out forever.


Wales predicted that Chinese Internet activism will eventually galvanize a mass general strike. Once mobilized, this mass uprising would shake the whole country and destroy the reigning Communist Party. “The new generation of bloggers, Wikipedians, people on Twitter, people on social networks—they are there and they are becoming stronger.

Here’s the podcast of Jimmy Wales’ speech ath the BBC sponsored Free Thinking Festival 2011

Jessie Rhodes

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Discussions Discussion Digital Africa
Bert Breton, Oct. 5, 2011

Ivan Colic talks at TEDx about Afrographique; how African success stories can be communicated by data and statistics. He looks at how Africans are impacted by stuff like social networks, mobile, internet, etc. But the key is converting complex data into something that’s simple and engaging to communicate a story about Africans.

Bert Breton
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  • Marco Masoni Marco Masoni Oct. 6, 2011
    Turn complex data into clear, compelling and convincing visuals. That's good advice.
  • Bert Breton Bert Breton Oct. 6, 2011
    Presenting complex data in beautiful, easy to understand visuals - as opposed to boring charts and pie graphs, is the only way to' invite all customers to enjoy discovering overwhelming statistics

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