Tue, 16 Dec 2003 22:04:13 GMT

Bloggers Converge on World Summit. Bloggers Converge on World Summit


Highway Africa

OneWorld TV

Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth

Last week's World Summit on the Information Society was covered by bloggers from around the world, using articles and streaming media to capture summit events. DailySummit.net, an online collaboration of British and Arab journalists, reported on the ins and outs of the summit almost in real time, with contributors blogging via Wi-Fi-enabled laptops during events and press conferences. Student journalists from sub-Saharan Africa, meanwhile, contributed articles and streaming video as part of the Highway Africa News Agency, a project of South Africa Broadcasting Corporation and Rhodes University. Similarly, OneWorld TV featured a team of young journalists from South America and Asia who created video diaries for distribution over the Internet. And Communications-Related Headlines' own Andy Carvin offered his own perspective on his Waste of Bandwidth blog, covering events and speeches ranging from Stanford University's Lawrence Lessig and Richard Stallman of the free software movement to Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and
Iranian President Mohammed Khatami.
[Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker]