Archive for September, 2004

Poverty in Ireland

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

New figures show that Ireland has 21% of the population living below the poverty line - above the EU average of 15%. Interestingly, the figures for child poverty in Ireland are at the same rate as for the overall population (21%) while elsewhere they run about 4% above it (at ...

19-22 September, 2004. Brighton, UK.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2004

The annual meeting of the Association of Internet Researchers takes place at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.

Being the Media – a call for papers

Monday, September 13th, 2004

2005 marks the tenth anniversary of licensed Irish community radio, and I've launched the Being the Media project to mark the occasion. This will be an online collection of pieces - academic articles, personal reminiscences, manifestoes and reflections - centred on the theme of Irish participatory media. Not all pieces need ...

Weblogs paper

Sunday, September 12th, 2004

I've got a paper in the Into the Blogosphere collection.

First meeting details

Friday, September 10th, 2004

Among the papers that will be discussed this evening (texts not yet available): Victor Pickard. "Who Governs the Internet? Policy Struggles at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS)"Andrew Ó Baoill. "MoveOn - a postmodern democracy : rethinking public participation in the laptop age"Sabryna Cornish. Metaphorical Framing in Online Advocacy ...

Clear Channel and Air America

Friday, September 10th, 2004

John at DIYmedia has some interesting ideas about why Clear Channel decided to start syndicating Air America. I'm not sure it's quite as devious as he suggests, but it is good to see someone else who's not cheering at the development as marking 'success' - liberal commercial media may be ...

Soros and currency speculation

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

There's a piece in Alternet essentially decrying attacks on George Soros that suggested he got his money from drug cartel sources. Apart from the - glossed over - anti-semitic sentiments from some Republicans, there's another issue I'd like to raise. The truth is that Soros made his money not from ...

Vote swapping in 2004

Thursday, September 9th, 2004

Following my earlier post about vote swapping, I got a mail from one of the people involved with which is:a major vote swapping site for this year's elections. [The] campaign is comprised of site operators from 2000 (, voteexchange,,, etc).. The site, which will launch its ...


Wednesday, September 8th, 2004

News today of a new syndication site for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies - a grouping of 125 newspapers in the United States.

Paging GPSO…

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

Several responses to my question about the Government Publications Sales Office. Several people managed to find a revenue commissioners' listing of the phone and fax numbers, using Google, but it helped to know the name of the body you were trying to track down, while Darius came closest with an ...