TIME ‘Person Of The Year’ Is Zuckerberg Not Assange?

Exhibit A
This is the man who won TIME Magazine’s Person of The Year: Mark Zuckerberg; responsible for creating Facebook 5 years ago.

Exhibit B
These were the results of the TIME Magazine Person Of The Year Poll online. Note especially Assange‘s position and number votes as compared to Zuckerberg’s.

Now, I’m not ignorant to the fact that Continue reading

The Kenya WikiLeaks Cables Are Finally Here!

The wait is over, people. The Kenyan Cables have finally started leaking. Clearly, arresting Assange has done nothing to slow the pace of the good people at WikiLeaks down.

Click here to view the cables as they trickle in. We’ll be sharing highlights/reactions in the comments.

Update: For the eager among you, currently only 1,193 out of about 251,000 cables have leaked. There is more to come.

Daily Dozen 09/12


Dear Obama, you’re too good for American politics. It’s not so much racism as it is anti-intellectualism [HuffPost]
“Wheels Slowly Coming off The Hague Express” [Kumekucha]
China: Richer, stronger, and now officially smarter than the rest of the world [TIME]
Political impasse or constitutional crisis: Law Society of Kenya’s Options [KenyanJurist]
Wikileaks reveals interesting stuff on Kenyan-Somali relations [KenOpalo]
Woman supposedly ‘raped’ by Assange has CIA ties. Kinky [RawStory]
“An End to Slums” [AfricaOnTheBlog]
“Emancipate Yourself From Mental Slavery” [Wamathai]
“By The Powers vested In Me” [ActurialOutlook]
“TPF4 Trivialities” [Sylkwan]
Even in crime-plagued South Africa, this stood out as a tragedy [BBC]
“Taveta Weddings” [Sheeremix]

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“WikiLeaks” – Here To Even Out The Playing Field?

Julian Assange
In the past few weeks, WikiLeaks’ relevance has seemingly grown tenfold. It only promises to get more interesting with the coming weeks.

I’m not 100% savvy on the matter, but here’s a very short summary (feel free to chime in in the comments). Continue reading

Daily Dozen: 7/04

Kenyan Students vote to end reign of school prefects [DN]
Can Animals Be Gay? [NYT]
500 million shillings of CDF money disappeared [BDA]
Building Bridges: Recognizing and Rewarding Kenya’s Peacemakers [Web]
Is the Kenya rugby sevens team too predictable? [Blogger]
Working for Free: The Boom in Adult Interns [Time]
Top 7 Myths About Starting A Business [SFC]
Musicians in Kenya using Twitter [Wordpress]
The Australian founder of wikileaks lives in Nairobi [MJ]
In Rwanda, it’s as if genocide is still going on [TO]
Black farmers in the US still waiting for settlement cash [USAtoday]
Tensions rise in South African white supremacist case [BBC]

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