Global Voices proves Thomas Friedman‘s premise that the world, indeed, is flat. If you’d like to feel like you’re in Beijing, or Georgia, or New York, read Global Voices, which bills itself as “a non-profit global citizens’ media project” which was founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.
Global Voices seeks to aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore. We work to develop tools, institutions and relationships that will help all voices, everywhere, to be heard.
With tens of millions of people blogging all over the planet, how do you avoid being overwhelmed by the information overload? How do you figure out who are the most influential or respected and credible bloggers or podcasters in any given country, especially those outside your own? Our international team of volunteer authors, regional blogger-editors and translators are your guides to the global blogosphere.
The result is a fascinating collection of blog posts from everywhere, providing you with more than just a sound-bite understanding of the cultural, political and societal issues facing individuals living in far-flung places around the world. While these posts highlight our differences, they also shine a lens on what we all have in common.
Check out Global Voices at your first opportunity, and use it as a learning tool.