Global Voices Digest


March 25, 2006, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Digests

Global Voices Online – Mar. 25 – 26, 2006

How to Tag Your Blog and Increase Your Readership

The exponential mushrooming of content on the World Wide Web is both more global and more difficult to manage. Erik Hersman has a helpful word of advice for all bloggers who would like to insert Technorati tags into their blog posts, which he says will not only classify content, but also increase readership. One such tag is “freehaowu“, which aggregates blog posts, pictures, and links related to the imprisoned Global Voices editor.

Pakistan: Blog-o-warming

Not even fried chicken gluttony can keep Omer Alvie from his weekly review of Pakistani blogs. In typically humorous fashion, he highlights posts on the festival of Noruz, thoughts on democracy, and more.

The Week That Was in Bahrain

Bahraini bloggers go global this week as they pen their thoughts on human rights abuses abroad, a petition by Iraqi expats, a workers’ movement in Dubai, and Gaddafi’s latest rhetoric from Libya. Closer to home, find out why Cat Stevens (now Yousif Islam) and scores of scholars traveled to Bahrain.

11 Quakes Hit Southern Iran

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook awake Southern Iran on Saturday morning. Disaster, relief, and rescue contributor, Angelo Embuldeniya has the very latest with links to valuable resources. So far, there are no reports of casualties.

Karachi’s World Social Forum, child abuse in Bermuda, an Ugandan journalist’s new blog, and much more can be found in today’s Global Roundups.

Get the blog buzz from East Asia, South Asia, the Americas, Middle East & North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia & the Caucasus.

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