Suburban Scrawl: Internet Censorship.
I agree with pretty much all of what Stuart says here. I’m quite concerned that the idea has even been raised. Censorship is not the responsibility of the state. Plain. Simple. The current provisions seem to make sense (requiring the offer of inexpensive tools).
Andrew Bartlett also shares his thoughts.
textually.org: Paypal Mobile.
It seems PayPal is launching a mobile phone-based service. Sending money from your phone – I can imagine tie-ins with donating and e-commerce sites. Lets hope it’s a zillion times easier to use than their internet service (I’m not holding my breath).
mobile, wwfwebbies, ecommerce, donating
I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit over all these links posts. Instead I’ve added a list of “Recent Links” to the sidebar that is updated directly from my del.icio.us feed. Hat tip to Jon Udell for the quick tutorial and the heads up on the new “private saving” feature of del.icio.us.
One of my colleagues has a strange photo above their desk – today I found out the story behind it:
A baby-hippopotamus that survived the tsumani waves on the Kenyan coast has formed a strong bond with a giant male century-old tortoise, in an animal facility in the port city of Mombasa.
Check out the photos – amazing…
This is brave: Oxfam announce that they’ve found “financial irregularities in an Oxfam project office in Aceh”. Not only do they address the situation, but they announce it to the world. Brave, transparent steps that build brand trust. I wonder how many NGOs would be strong enough to do this? (And yes, I include my work in that equation…)
Sorry to be pimping the WWF meme so much today, but this is really cool (in an enviro-geeky kinda way). WWF Researchers Create Most-Detailed Map of the World’s Rivers.
The data is available for free for non-commercial purposes. I wonder if someone can do a Google Earth mashup using this?
The Bartlett Diaries: Biodiversity & Deep Sea Trawling: Tuesday – (pt iii).
If you want to know a bit more about the Southwest Australia Ecoregion mentioned in Andrew’s post, check out the SW Australia Initiative website. WWF International calls biodiversity hotspots “Global 200 Ecoregions” (the SWA Ecoregion page has more).
WWF-Australia is doing a lot of work in this area, through the Threatened Species Network, Wetland Watch, Bush Brokers and Woodland Watch.
The (soon to be expanded) Woodland Watch and Bush Brokers programs are quite innovative in the way they approach conservation by engaging property owners and local communities.
Disclosure: For those that don’t already know, I work for WWF-Australia, managing their website (I felt this worth mentioning as my about page is currently broken).