Global Voices is an international effort to diversify the conversation taking place online by involving speakers from around the world, and developing tools, institutions and relationships to help make these voices heard.
This is a fascinating roundup of worldwide 'voices'. Much of what is included is not likely to make the mainstream media, which is probably why Jakartass got a mention last Wednesday.
I checked the link to a story about the opening of a childrens' playground in East Timor. I couldn't find it, much of the blog being in Swedish. However, given Timor-Leste's recent colonisation by Indonesia, I'll certainly be returning to Navel Fluff.
Meanwhile, Indo Ian
has written to tell me that fatherhood has certainly taken up much of his time, but he has recently posted a paean to Jakarta's shopping malls.
As I detest the places and the way they've supplanted open play spaces, I doubt we'll be meeting any time soon.
Don't forget. Whoever can send me
a screenshot of the number nearest to 20,000 will receive a CD or two of very different MP3s.