Can Blogging Save the World?


September 27, 2006, 12 Noon, Kurtzman Room, William Pitt Student Union, University of Pittsburgh. Ethan Zuckerman of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School talks about the power of blogging as a news source for human rights and current issues. He co-founded Global Voices, the international blogging project that closes gaps in mainstream media coverage. His Geekcorps sends IT volunteers to work on projects in developing nations, especially West Africa. Previously Ethan helped found, one of the web's first "personal publishing" sites. He blogs at,, and and lives in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts, USA with his wife and a small, fluffy cat.

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3 Responses to "Can Blogging Save the World?"

Mark Rauterkus said... 9/20/2006 2:05 PM


Should we (bloggers) gather at 11 am, and hour before the talk. Then we can ... feed the hungry and heal the sick?

Or, perhaps there is a foot-long hotdog and order of cheese fries on tap for lunch that day at the "O". ??

Or, what about the night before? When is he to arrive? Our chorus could rehash underground railroad tunes....

Jonathan Potts said... 9/21/2006 11:05 AM

Your new banner is making me dizzy.

Mark Rauterkus said... 9/21/2006 12:16 PM

Seems that those who want to save the world shouldn't eat the the "O" as there is news / court case pending that people lost their jobs at the "O" (the now closed one at CMU). Reason: Working While Black.

See the Trib PM from 9-22.

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