Re: [mendenyo] Chat with Nigeria and Pamela at 8:00 am London time Sunday; and Thursday
- Andrius, All
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 Villages.
In August Joy met with the GlobalVoices people in Taiwan (Rebecca Mackinnon and Isaac Mao) at WikiMania http://blog.onevillage.tv/wp/?p=406 and Joy had a chance to talk in depth with them to find out about their work.
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! Andrius Andrius Kulikauskas Minciu Sodas http://www.ms.lt ms@... ------------------------------------------- Hi everyone, 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 participants. To check your timezone visit: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html I will post any further updates as soon as possible. Thanks, Lorraine CAWD volunteer ---------------- 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 in Nigeria? Kazankacomfort: Yes AndriusKulikauskas: Hi :: I am only here briefly but let's chat! Kazankacomfort: Hello 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 Internet often? Kazankacomfort: Northern Nigeria AndriusKulikauskas: Are you in an Internet cafe? Kazankacomfort: Yes Pam is with us at the moment in Kafanchan FantsuamFoundation. AndriusKulikauskas: Please say hello, that is excellent that she has arranged this chat. 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 often? 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 time 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 purpose TTAnniversaryCelebration: GMT 1400-1500 :: Thanks bye for now AndriusKulikauskas: Hi again :: Edward Damal is with me and so is David Ellison-Bey 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. 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