Friday, August 27

A Slashdot discussion about
GeekCorps : A US-based, non-profit organization, that places international technical volunteers in developing nations. Also contributes to local IT projects while transferring the technical skills needed to keep projects moving after their volunteers have returned home.

cynical writes "WorldChanging has a new interview up with Ethan Zuckerman, founder of Geekcorps, fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society, and editor of BlogAfrica, the best source of access to African bloggers around. Zuckerman talks about the growing role of blogging in the developing world, fighting corruption and censorship online, the emerging world of "social source software," and a lot more. It's a long, wide-ranging conversation; clearly, this guy is thinking big about the power of the web, especially outside the United States."