The InWeDay Organizing Community
The InWeDay Organizing Community (IOC) is a group of people who help spearhead InWeDay activities, actively or passively, by sponsoring meetups in their geographic area, by providing ideas for InWeDay initiatives, and by helping to make InWeDay a project closer to reality.
Blogs in the news
Climate and the Web: 'Electronic Democracy on Steroids'
The blogosphere still feels largely like a boundless op-ed page. And opinion columns often serve mainly to validate the views and passions of like-minded people. But there's a growing effort to figure out how to attack and solve problems with this fascinating interactive communication tool, with its loom-like weaving of disparate threads and voices, its habit of aggregating dispersed ideas and its propensity for whittling away those backed by flawed logic or evidence. There's a sense of direction in that kind of process.
Online freedoms under threat, says Amnesty (The Guardian)
Internet repression is eroding freedom of expression online as more governments block sites and arrest bloggers, a human rights group warned today.
AACS declares Hex war on bloggers (The Inquirer)
The body which is responsible for the encryption of the HD-DVD is incandescent with rage that millions of bloggers have published the software key that can break the technology's codes.
Malaysia: Bloggers reject 'Big Brother' controls
Bloggers in Malaysia have given a thumbs down to a proposal by the communications minister Zainuddin Maidin, to classify bloggers into two categories - professionals and non-professionals.
12 Important U.S. Laws Every Blogger Needs to Know
While the Internet still retains some of the "wild wild west" feel, increasingly Internet activity, and particular blogging, is being shaped and governed by state and federal laws.
Army Squeezes Soldier Blogs, Maybe to Death (Wired.com)
The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned. The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction on troops' online activities since the start of the Iraq war. And it could mean the end of military blogs, observers say.
Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers (Washington Post)
As women gain visibility in the blogosphere, they are targets of sexual harassment and threats. Men are harassed too, and lack of civility is an abiding problem on the Web.
A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs (NYTimes.com)
Is it too late to bring civility to the Web? The conversational free-for-all on the Internet known as the blogosphere can be a prickly and unpleasant place. Now, a few high-profile figures in high-tech are proposing a blogger code of conduct to clean up the quality of online discourse.
Dr. Google Sends Pain Relief
After writing a blog post titled "Dear Google, You're Giving Me a Headache", Google sent the author a small pack of acetaminophen, with a message saying "I hope this helps you keep up with the many Adwords changes."