Thanks for the report. I look forward to meeting with you on the 27th
of this month just north of Kansas City Missouri. Here is an outline of
the direction I am going with this based on Marcin's and your ideas: http://blog.onevillage.tv/wp/?p=483
I am sharing this with 1village group in the hope that some of the
folks there will get involved with some of the discussions MS is
facilitating particularly in relation to development in East Africa. I
have been subscribed to the Mendenyo group for several months now and
have realized the information exchange there was quite useful and the
discussions were robust.
I want to encourage our team in particular to look at the innovative
way that Andrius has brought people together and is continuing to
connect people through his networking efforts. I think we can learn a
lot from his approach especially as we are trying to promote the
development of a particular type of telecenters called Open Digital
In August Joy met with the GlobalVoices people in Taiwan (Rebecca Mackinnon
and Isaac Mao
and Joy had a chance to talk in depth with them to find out about their
My view is that in order to compete for the grant Global Voices Online
is offering it would be best to demonstrate your ability to post
content on a blogging systems along the lines that is seen at the
Global Voices blogs. I was not aware that such a function actually
existed in WorkNets. The appearance and function of blogs and wikis are
somewhat different although they can be built and are now being built
on the same basic system CMS architecture as with Drupal or Near-Time
which we have been looking into http://blog.onevillage.tv/wp/?p=481
Hi from Chicago. I share Lorraine Duff's invitation to chat at our WorkNets
chat room http://www.worknets.org/chat/base/ I hope that some of us might
make it (I will be sleeping!) I share below today's chat. I'm glad that I
showed up, there were a lot of excited participants.
Also, today I wrote requests to COMMUNIA that they invite Fred Kayiwa and
Sasha Mrkailo to come to the workshop on "Public Domain and Technology" on
January 18, 2008 in Torino, Italy. Maria Agnese Giraudo and I will also
represent our lab there. Paolo Pumilia would you like to come? And perhaps
somebody from Binario Etico? Or who else, please let us know! I have also
printed out the Network Agreement and plan to send that out on Monday. And I
purchased 20 flash drives to send to Fred ($10 each plus tax at Office Depot)
so I will send them out next week. And I purchased my tickets to Kansas
City, Missouri and San Diego, California.
Let's chat this Thursday, 2:00 pm London time about the Rising Voices
microgrants for citizen media http://wiki.rising.globalvoicesonline.org It
will be 8:00 am here in Chicago on Thanksgiving morning. I will be there!
I have received a text update from Pam regarding planning to be on-line with
the participants from the "ICT for Trainers Talking Nigeria November 2007."
They hope to be able to access the WorkNets chat room -
http://www.worknets.org/chat/base/ or use yahoo conferencing.
If anyone is free on Sunday 18th November between 2pm and 3pm GMT and/or
Monday 19th November between 8am and 9am GMT. Please drop in to chat with the
To check your timezone visit:
I will post any further updates as soon as possible.
TTAnniversaryCelebration: HI we are the TT group :: We are learning to use
colour in the chat room :: We like purple :: We chooso blue colour :: We are
sorry no one can join us today.
Kazankacomfort: But am in the chat room now
TTAnniversaryCelebration: WElcome :: Pls chose colour
Kazankacomfort: Which color do i chose?
TTAnniversaryCelebration: Any one :: Greeting to Andrius and Sasha :: Thanks
for your work in the chat room
Kazankacomfort: Greetings to Andrius and Sasha
TTAnniversaryCelebration: Sorry we miss you today.
Kazankacomfort: Sorry we missed you today!
AndriusKulikauskas: Hello from Chicago! :: I am glad to see you here, are you
AndriusKulikauskas: Hi :: I am only here briefly but let's chat!
AndriusKulikauskas: What is your name?
Kazankacomfort: Kazanka Comfort
AndriusKulikauskas: My name is Andrius Kulikauskas and I live in Lithuania
but right now I am visiting my friend David in Chicago, Illinois, USA :: What
part of Nigeria are you in? :: Are you with Pamela McLean? :: Do you use the
Kazankacomfort: Northern Nigeria
AndriusKulikauskas: Are you in an Internet cafe?
Kazankacomfort: Yes Pam is with us at the moment in Kafanchan
AndriusKulikauskas: Please say hello, that is excellent that she has arranged
Kazankacomfort: We are in one of the lecture halls in Fantsuam.
AndriusKulikauskas: There is a contest that you might be aware of. Rising
Voices is offering up to 5,000 USD for small proposals for teaching people
how to use citizen media such as blogs, especially in their native languages.
:: See: http://wiki.rising.globalvoicesonline.org/ for more information
Kazankacomfort: Thanks for the greetings
AndriusKulikauskas: Do you use email very much? Do you check your email
Kazankacomfort: This a very useful information
AndriusKulikauskas: Please write more about yourself, what are your
interests? what are you studying?
Kazankacomfort: What time it is in America?
AndriusKulikauskas: I lead the Minciu Sodas laboratory for serving and
organizing independent thinkers around the world.
TTAnniversaryCelebration: We will be here tomorrow between 3-4 pm nigeria
AndriusKulikauskas: It is 7:44 am and I need to take a shower and my
colleague just came in.
Kazankacomfort: We are a group instructors in Fantsuam and techers in Rural
Nigeria. Our interest is to see how we call inprove teching computerswith a
TTAnniversaryCelebration: GMT 1400-1500 :: Thanks bye for now
AndriusKulikauskas: Hi again :: Edward Damal is with me and so is David
TTAnniversaryCelebration: Greeting to you all
AndriusKulikauskas: Edward he's a father of my friend Joe and he lent money
for our laboratory several years ago which I still have to repay :: so we
discuss that :: so I show him what we are doing.
Kazankacomfort: We arevery grateful to you! :: Our time is nearly up
TTAnniversaryCelebration: We are excited hearing from you(mercy) :: this has
been an overwhelming expirence(sabo) :: we are gresatful for your generous
support(all) :: hope to join you tomorrow , its good for you to bring ther
world together :: ofcourse through what you guys are doing :: we will soon
get cut off :: this omolayo
AndriusKulikauskas: Hi thank you for all of your efforts to connect with us!
:: You are wonderful! :: and it is so exciting to hear from you :: and learn
about you :: I encourage us to think independently - to work on our own -
because our work will bear fruit for all to enjoy :: as you see with Pamela's
work :: Thanks to Pamela this chat has thrived :: and we have people come from
around the world :: I don't know if I can come tomorrow but I will try to
invite more people.
A Focus is being made on having a wireless internet connection for the
community to help them have a place for information handling and
transfer. There is motive of taking risks to help the community Develop.
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