May 7, 2010

Stories from May 7, 2010

Session Notes: China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Russia

An open discussion about the state of social media and the society in China, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Russia

Session Notes: Bibliotecas/Libraries

Cómo se puede acceder a la información, y como la biblioteca ayuda a formar ciudadanos?

Session Notes: Technology and Transparency

On Thursday afternoon Anne Arnold from the World Bank lead a breakout session with around 20 summit attendees on digital media, technology and government accountability.

HiperBarrio Project – Colombia

Yessenia presented the Hiperbarrio project in Colombia. It started with a small group of people at a library...

Announcing the Breaking Borders Award Winners

Honoring those who are working to advance free expression on the Internet.

Blogging Since Childhood – Uruguay

Blogging since Childhood (Blogging desde infancia) was presented by Pablo Flores.

Session Notes: Digital Divide

The lack of connection to the Internet. How people are going to learn how to use to use the Internet after they get the access.

Session Notes: Old Media and New Media

A comparison between Old and New Media, and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them.

Session Notes: Responding to Disaster and Crisis

People from Chile, Taiwan and other countries discussed how Social Media can help in dealing with a crisis or disaster.

Session Notes: Use of citizen media in elections

Filip of GV Macedonia was interested to know if this experience of the Macedonian elections has been replicated in other countries, where both presidential and local tried to measure support for candidates on various social media platforms, and discovered it was possible to predict the outcome of elections base on percentages of support on facebook and other platforms. People from Colombia, Liberia, Sri Lanka, and other countries discussed the topic with him.