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Plinth House / LAND Arquitectos

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381475/plinth-house-land-arquitectos Clipboard ArchDaily CopyText description provided by the architects. The commission was a house for a surfer and hisfamily that would rescue typical elements of the architecture of the area in acontemporary way, and to create spaces protected from the cold southern wind (aconstant in the area) and management of the afternoon sunlight, withoutimpairing the view to Punta de Lobos (surf point) in this same direction. 2008 Year:  Chile Plinth House / LAND Arquitectos Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneWith the intention of generatingcontinuity with the base, and of working the fifth facade, the roof was alsoclad in flagstone. Plinth House / LAND ArquitectosSave this projectSavePlinth House / LAND ArquitectosSave this picture!© Sergio PirroneHouses•Pichilemu, Chile With a prevailing view towardsPunta de Lobos, the volume is placed so that the greatest number of rooms lookto the sea, but with a break in order to protect the northwest facade from thesouthern wind without losing the view. The layout of the house is basically:hermetic bedroom area towards the south, as this is the area of the volume thatblocks the wind to the north area of the house, where there is a large livingroom, dining room and kitchen, open to an intermediate space where the barbecuearea and terraces are fully protected from the wind and get northern sunlight. “COPY” + 20 Share Year:  Architects: LAND Arquitectos Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” 2008 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/381475/plinth-house-land-arquitectos Clipboard Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneSouthern wind and sunlight. Save this picture!PlansProject gallerySee allShow lessAre Renderings Bad for Architecture?ArticlesTurkey: Fighting for Freedom of Speech and Freedom of SpaceArchitecture News Share Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneThrough an overhang along thelength of the volume, the interior is protected from excess sunlight and alsothese spaces, built mostly out of wood from the area, generate intermediatespaces protected from the southern wind. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneAt the Plinth House, this element builds aplatform, which forms an outer space for the house with terraces protected fromthe southern wind, and controlled green areas, limiting the irrigation area dueto water scarcity in the area. The base and walls of the house ventilate,reducing indoor humidity and heat transfer of the house. The flagstone wasobtained from a quarry enabled on the same site. Save this picture!© Sergio PirroneRecommended ProductsDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemPlinth We reinterpreted the “plinth” element, a local flagstone base on which most of the buildings in the historic center of Pichilemu were built (1885). Houses CopyAbout this officeLAND ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPichilemuChilePublished on June 05, 2013Cite: “Plinth House / LAND Arquitectos” [Casa Zócalo / LAND Arquitectos] 05 Jun 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – MetrisVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ EffectPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceBricksEndicottBrick Facade at the Bruce Nesbitt African American Cultural CenterBathroom FurnitureBradley Corporation USAToilet Partition CubiclesSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight F100 CircularLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenRailing / BalustradesSolarluxBalcony Glazing – SL 60eUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Products in Palazzo VolpiChairshorgenglarusUpholstered Chair – diva 5-154Wall / Ceiling LightsHE WilliamsLED Downlight – 4DR RoundMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Nigerian forces retake strategic town of Bama

first_imgBoko Haram has been ousted from the town of Bama which is very strategicNigeria’s military says it has taken control Bama a town in the North East of the country that was under the control of Boko Haram.The army declared the victory saying several fighters were killed in the process.It is continuing with its operation against the militants in Bama the second largest town in Borno state.Boko Haram was reportedly also ousted from Goniri, its last base in neighboring Yobe state.The group recently swore allegiance to the Islamic State militants based in Syria and Iraq an allegiance that was accepted by the ISIS.The violence in Nigeria has killed more than 13,000 people since 2009.The conflict has since spread to neighboring countries, including Chad and Cameroon.Reports say Bama is an important town because of its closeness to the state capital Maiduguri and has witnessed some of the worst violence during this insurgency.The town was attacked several times by the jihadists before they captured it six months ago, our correspondent says.The military said those jihadists who fled Bama headed for the border with Chad and it had requested the Chadian army to pursue them.last_img read more

Lakers’ Brandon Ingram undergoes arm surgery, expected back by start of next season

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “This is a purely mechanical, structural problem of the muscle and bone pressing on the vein,” Ahn said. “He’ll never miss that muscle. You don’t need that top rib, and don’t need the muscle that is on the top rib.”Optimism about Ingram’s future is a huge lift to the Lakers, who thought they were starting to see the breakout of the 2016 No. 2 overall draft pick. Ingram averaged a career-best 18.3 points on 49.7 percent shooting in 52 games this season. The long-limbed North Carolina native had played even better since the All-Star break, scoring just a shade under LeBron James while emerging as a true complimentary offensive option.Ingram’s medical news brought deep concern over his future, which coach Luke Walton declining to say much about it at all except that he was in touch with Ingram and felt sorry for his state of affairs. Ingram did not join the team on the road trip.Since Ingram has been out, the Lakers — who have been rocked by injuries throughout the year and have also shut down second-year guard Lonzo Ball — have gone just 1-5. The franchise has surrendered the playoff chase, and has reduced James’ minutes, going so far as to sit him out Friday night against Detroit in an effort to escape the season without further incident. The road to Brandon Ingram’s return to the court looks clearer after the Lakers forward had successful surgery to address a potentially serious blood clot.The Lakers announced the news Saturday morning, with Dr. Hugh Gelabert perfoming the thoracic outlet decompression surgery on the 21-year-old’s right arm at UCLA Medical Center. While the surgery will require a healing period of several months, during which Ingram won’t be able to play, the Lakers said they expect Ingram will make a full recovery by next season.The biggest positive for the Lakers is that the injury appears to be structural in nature, as opposed a problem with his blood.Two players in recent years have retired over concerns about blood clots: Chris Bosh and Mirza Teletovic. But while those players had clots which traveled to their lungs, Ingram’s agent Jeff Schwartz told ESPN that Ingram’s issue was structural, and that more blood clotting issues were not expected following his surgery.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThat wasn’t necessarily clear when the team announced on March 8 that Ingram had deep venous thrombosis, a condition that forced the Lakers to shut him down for the season. Ingram had complained about pain in his shoulder earlier in the week, causing him to miss two games before the Lakers were able to diagnose him.Thoracic outlet venous compression is caused by the bundle of bone, muscle and nerves pressing on the vein in the area under the collarbone. Dr. Sam Ahn, a vascular surgeon at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, said that area is a traffic jam of anatomical structures, and pressure can be exacerbated by repeatedly lifting ones arms above the head.Thoracic outlet syndrome is more common in baseball players — Mets pitcher Matt Harvey had the neurological variety that made his fingers tingle. It’s possible and even common with TOS for athletes to experience symptoms suddenly, as Ingram seemed to, with his shoulder soreness. Ahn, who did not treat Ingram but performs many TOS-related surgeries, said the public details of Ingram’s condition correspond to what he commonly sees with his patients.“When you raise your arm up, you compress the vein,” Ahn said. “If you’re repetitively raising your arm, you’re doing more damage.”Ahn could not speak to the specifics of Ingram’s procedure, but typical surgery to treat TOC involves removing part of the uppermost rib and the muscle attached to the bone, easing the pressure on the vein. The surgery itself is tricky and involves delicate work, but patients recover in a matter of months, and there’s typically little recurrence once the compressing structures are removed.last_img read more

Guardiola welcomes Man City trophy challenge despite fixture pile-up

first_img“I prefer it, definitely,” he said. “I like to be in the four competitions as far as possible. When Wigan put us out of the FA Cup last season I was sad.”Guardiola revealed conversations are ongoing regarding the possibility of extending Vincent Kompany’s contract. The club captain’s existing deal expires in the summer, when the Belgian is also due a testimonial after more than a decade with the club.“We are considering it, we are talking about that,” Guardiola said of a possible new deal.“I would like it. He’s our captain. Eleven years here. We saw in the last two games the huge quality and personality he has to play. The only problem with Vincent is one — his injury problems.“One-against-one absolutely we are better with Vincent. Every central defender has his own quality but there’s no doubt Vincent has something special with his charisma, winning the duels. It’s incredible. He’s one of the best central defenders I’ve ever seen. The problem is whether he’s fit.” Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola says he welcomes Manchester City’s multi-pronged trophy assault, even though title rivals Liverpool have only the Premier League and Champions League to focus on.City face Burton in the semi-finals of the League Cup on Wednesday, days after demolishing Rotherham 7-0 to advance to the fourth round of the FA Cup.But Liverpool, who sit four points clear of City in the Premier League, have just two competitions left to worry about after a much-weakened side were knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves on Monday.“If everyone is fit and not injured we can cope with it,” Guardiola said.“The problem is if you have 10 injured players, it’s almost impossible. When everyone is fit, it’s better. Without that competition, if we had just one competition to play in, I could play with the same 11 or same 12.“Now everyone is involved. The players don’t know who will play against Burton. Then after four days we have another final at home to Wolves.”Guardiola said he would rather be fighting on multiple fronts as he believes momentum can apply across all competitions.center_img FILE PHOTO: Pep Guardiolalast_img read more

Olympia School Board Names Three Superintendent Finalists

first_imgThe board unanimously agreed on all three finalists, who will be invited for daylong district visits on March 20-22. The visits will include a tour of the school district and meetings with students, employees, union leaders, community members and the school board.“I want to say how pleased we are with the outstanding pool of applicants for this top leadership post,” said Board President Eileen Thomson. “We are proud that so many talented individuals are interested in joining the district team and furthering our efforts to provide the best education possible for our nearly 10,000 students.”The community is invited to meet with the finalists between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20; Tuesday, March 21; and Wednesday, March 22. The meetings will be held at the Olympia Regional Learning Academy (ORLA), 2400 15th Ave. S.E. in Olympia. Finalists are scheduled as follows:Monday, March 20: Chris WoodsTuesday, March 21: Trevor GreeneWednesday, March 22: Patrick MurphyThe individual selected as Olympia’s next superintendent will replace Dick Cvitanich, who is retiring effective June 30, 2017. Facebook5Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School DistrictThe Olympia School Board has selected three finalists to be considered to serve as the district’s superintendent.Directors voted during a special board meeting on March 14 to select the following finalists for the position of superintendent:Trevor Greene, Executive Director of Human Resources, Highline School DistrictPatrick Murphy, Assistant Superintendent, Edmonds School DistrictChris Woods, Executive Director of Student Learning, Tumwater School DistrictTrevor Greene. Photo courtesy: Olympia School DistrictPatrick Murphy. Photo courtesy: Olympia School DistrictChris Woods. Photo courtesy: Olympia School Districtlast_img read more

Red Bank Orders a New Parking Study

first_imgBy Jay Cook |RED BANK – It’s been 26 years since the borough commissioned a survey of the parking situation in town.Plenty has changed in town since then but the stubborn shortage of downtown parking spaces still persists.On May 30, the Borough Council announced it was revisiting the issue, commissioning a fresh study and hiring Walker Consultants of New York City to conduct it. The 18-week study of the borough’s commercial district parking inventory will cost $52,350. Jim Scavone, Red Bank RiverCenter’s executive director, said its board of trustees agreed to pay $25,000, and the borough will pay the remainder.Red Bank wants a plan on how to reduce the parking problem, if not to solve it, said Democratic Councilman Erik Yngstrom, who chairs the borough’s parking committee. “Solving it is going to be very difficult but we want a plan to move forward and implement,” he said.“We recognize that solving the parking problem in Red Bank ultimately is most beneficial to the downtown business district,” Scavone said. “Therefore, we very much recognize our responsibility in taking the steps we need to take.”The four-to-five-month study will primarily cover Red Bank’s Special Improvement District (SID), which RiverCenter operates through a tax on business owners. It will stretch from Red Bank’s NJ Transit train station to Riverview Medical Center, located along East Front Street. It will also incorporate roadways that feed motorists into the downtown – Wallace Street, Mechanic Street, Washington Street, Waverly Place – and other areas surrounding the Molly Pitcher Inn and the Galleria commercial building.And the man they hired is no stranger to Red Bank.Brian J. Bartholomew, a senior parking consultant for Walker Consultants, said he lives in East Brunswick and has frequented Red Bank’s downtown for years. He even met with former borough administrator Stanley Sickels in 1998 to discuss parking.“I’ve experienced some of the same pressures that everyone in the general public feels when they try to park in Red Bank,” Bartholomew told The Two River Times.Bartholomew said over the next few weeks residents will see his staff graphing Red Bank’s existing public and private parking lots with geographic information system (GIS) devices. When the maps are finalized, they’ll conduct “occupancy surveys” at different times of the day and week to see where the deficient areas, or “hot zones,” are located, he said.He’ll then compile a report for the borough as well as a list of recommendations and solutions it can implement. Looking at private-public parking lot partnerships, parking policy, valet parking, angled parking and bicycle accommodations are all on the table.Though the same can’t be said for a brand-new parking garage.“There’s not one single answer but we are looking to take advantage of what assets we have right now before we look at developing a new parking inventory, whether it be a surface lot or a structured facility,” Bartholomew said.Not everyone on the borough council supports the parking study. Republican Councilman Mark Taylor cast the single “nay” vote Wednesday evening. He told The Two River Times afterward the study doesn’t take in the whole picture.“To spend taxpayer money on a ‘comprehensive study’ only on the downtown is not addressing the rest of the town,” said Taylor. “What about the rest of Red Bank? What about the West Side? We make all these improvements on Shrewsbury Avenue, Bridge Avenue, the transit village area, but that’s not being addressed.”Red Bank’s parking discussion was revived last year when the borough council began accepting proposals for a parking garage at the municipal-owned White Street lot. The issue quickly turned partisan – Republicans were pro-garage while the Democrats feared a multi-level garage would be “Jersey City-style” development, according to a statement at the time.Mayor Pasquale Menna, a Democrat, has long said he would support a parking facility project as long as “it made sense,” stressing it should be done through a public-private development, as opposed to having borough taxpayers shoulder the financial burden. The business community, including RiverCenter, has traditionally voiced its preference for a municipal built and operated garage in the downtown, as long as it had at least 500 new spaces to address the chronic downtown parking shortfall.Taylor believes the parking study is unnecessary because a parking deficiency “is obvious at its face.”“I think we should be building instead of waiting another year to get data,” he added. “Go open your eyes, go walk downtown.”But some, like RiverCenter, say any data is good data and will help plan for the future.“Ultimately, we believe that we have a serious shortage of inventory,” said Scavone. “We are very anxious to see the results and specifically about the inventory.”This article was first published in the June 7-June 14, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Horning rink claims Nelson Cashspiel prize

first_imgDeane Horning loves playing in Nelson.He’s won the Nelson Midsummer Bonspiel.The Purple Heart winner has also taken the top prize in the former Merchant’s Cashspiel.So it should not by a surprise that Horning, third Don Freshi, second Rob Nobert and lead Kevin Nesbitt won the top prize in the recent Cashspiel at the Nelson Curling Club. Horning knocked off Tom Shypitka of Cranbrook to win the A Final.Shypitka has also been to the Brier.In the B event, the winner was the Myron Nichol rink.Nichol is joined by Garry Beaudry, Jamie Tedesco and Rob Babiarz.The Cashspiel prepared the local rinks for the upcoming Kootenay Men’s Curling Playdowns this weekend at the Trail Curling Club.Eight teams from the region are competing for two spots in the upcoming provincial tournament.Also on the curling horizon is the BC Senior Men’s Championships February 11-16 in Trail.last_img read more

Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training to end soon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest We are still getting a lot of questions about Fertilizer Certification from farmers.Yes, this new regulation applies to you. You, being almost every farmer in Ohio. You have until Sept. 30, 2017 to become certified to apply fertilizer. And you all tell me you won’t go to meetings after about March 15—so this means get this done now.While there are exceptions, most of these exceptions would only apply to a very small farmer such as one who has 50 acres or less.This site gives more details on the legal issues: http://aglaw.osu.edu/blog-tags/agricultural-nutrient-management.And “fertilizer” means anything with an N-P-K analysis — meaning yes this includes nitrogen if your retailer applies everything else and you only apply sidedress N.And if you take manure from a concentrated animal feeding facility — a great opportunity by the way — then yes you too need to be certified to apply that manure.Record keeping requirements start when you receive you yellow Fertilizer Applicator Certificate. Within 24 hours of any nutrient application, record: Name of fertilizer certificate holder Name of applicator working under direct supervision of certificate holder (if any) Date of application Location (field ID, farm) Fertilizer analysis (such as 11-52-0) Rate of fertilizer application (lbs/A) and total amount applied Fertilizer application method (surface-applied, incorporated, etc) Soil conditions For surface applications only: is ground frozen or snow covered? Temperature and precipitation during application Weather forecast for day following application.And keep those records of your nutrient application for three years. And one very good place to get and print off weather records and a forecast is http://weather.gov. To find a program for this month – check at http://nutrienteducation.osu.edu. At this same website you may also get more information on the education program Ohio State University delivers and some clarification on the regulations from the Ohio Department of Agriculture.last_img read more

CFAES researcher part of new project studying conservation incentives, farming practices

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest An Ohio State University researcher is part of a new $750,000 project to determine whether conservation incentives provided by the federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) are meeting one of their goals: to get more farmers to adopt measures that preserve water quality.Robyn Wilson, associate professor of risk analysis and decision science in Ohio State’s School of Environment and Natural Resources, part of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES), will co-lead the project’s social component along with Stephen Gasteyer of Michigan State University.The overall leader of the two-year project, called Researching Effectiveness of Agricultural Programs, or REAP, is the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.Since 2010, the GLRI has provided farmers in the Great Lakes basin with more than $100 million to increase their adoption of conservation practices by making them more affordable. The practices include growing cover crops and reducing tillage, for example. The practices are meant to reduce sediment and nutrient runoff from farm fields, a contributor to harmful algal blooms and oxygen-free “dead zones” in the Great Lakes, including Lake Erie. Key among those nutrients are nitrogen and phosphorus.“A comprehensive, socioeconomic approach to evaluating GLRI investments is smart accounting,” said Jon W. Allan, GLC chair and director of Michigan’s Office of the Great Lakes. The new project will help decision-makers “understand the current and potential future impact of GLRI spending on agricultural conservation incentives,” he said, noting that more than 48 million people rely on the Great Lakes for tourism, drinking water, business and more.Wilson will compile survey data from four Great Lakes watersheds, including Lake Erie’s Maumee River watershed in northwest Ohio, and will collect new data as needed. The research will look into farmer adoption of conservation practices, reasons for adoption, and social indicators of success, such as gaining new knowledge to use in the field and greater capacity in local communities to use that knowledge.The project will focus geographically on the Maumee River in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan; the Lower Fox River in Wisconsin; the Saginaw River in Michigan; and the Genesee River in New York, all of which the GLRI has identified as priority watersheds due to water quality concerns there.In addition to an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners from Ohio State and Michigan State, the project will have an advisory council whose members represent a range of interest sectors and geographic regions. An economic analysis, led by Michigan State’s Saichon Seedang, also is part of the project.“I’m excited about developing these new collaborations with the GLC and Michigan State,” Wilson said.She said the work builds on her past and current research on farmer land management decisions and water quality, and that it will “inform future investments in this area by more comprehensively capturing the successes to date.”“REAP will not only look at the practices on individual farms, but also at the institutions and political structures that drive farmer behavior,” said Victoria Pebbles, GLC Program Director. “We hope to allow decision-makers to target future GLRI investments to better ensure funding is improving Great Lakes water quality for generations to come.”The GLC has a long history of working with local, state and federal partners to reduce sediment and phosphorus entering the Great Lakes through innovative and collaborative programs and leads a portfolio of projects that seek to improve water quality in urban and rural settings, and across watersheds. For more information, visit glc.org/work/water-quality.last_img read more

Revolution 2.0: Rebooting Tunisia

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market fabrice epelboin 1 This last week was one of the most intense moments for the French and Arabic social media sphere since the arrival of Web 2.0. The Tunisian revolution, which has been growing both on the ground and online since Dec. 17, came to a double climax. Yesterday, dictator Zine al Abidine Ben Ali announced the immediate end of all Net censorship and then released the last bloggers still in jail. Among them was Slim Amamou, a writer for ReadWriteWeb France and a national hero. Today, Ben Ali left the country, as of this afternoon his plane is supposedly heading for Saudi Arabia. ReadWriteWeb France has a special relationship with Tunisia and its social media and digital activist scene. A year ago, after publishing a post written by Jillian C. York about Islamist harassment, we ourself got harassed. After a few months of investigations and many posts, we discovered the Islamists we were facing were, in fact, Ben Ali’s Internet police, who were terrorizing the online Tunisian population. That was nine month ago. This summer, Slim Amamou published a story showing a sophisticated DNS spoofing technique used by Ali’s Internet police to steal Tunisians’ logins and passwords for Facebook, Gmail and Live.com. It revealed the capabilities of Ben Ali’s cyberarmy to the Tunisian people and the French-speaking hacking community. (This force, according to our sources, was made up of at least 600 government men and a few contractors.) Ben Ali’s cyber police was in fact operating some a kind of community management – but on a country-wide scale.Ben Ali poster, Al Kaf, Tunisia, March 2010We ended up with a healthy Tunisian social network, and very good posts on Egyptian and Tunisian online activism (written by activists), not to mention local Barcamp and TEDx endorsement. When massive demonstrations started in December, we felt concerned and offered help. What happened this last month still needs to be documented, but this will be an easy job, thanks to the massive production of videos and pictures by the Tunisian people, the most Internet ready country in this part of the world, and to careful curation by the activist website Nawaat.org, now a central part of the Tunisian infosphere. (Nawaat was censored until yesterday.) What happened this week has nothing to do with previous Twitter-revolutions (sorry Iran), and is more about Facebook than Twitter anyway. Social media was not just a tool to communicate and coordinate action, it was a tool to create worldwide support in little time. From a retweet to an Anonymous LOIC attack, a blog post or a translation, millions have shown their support and took action. Anonymous have proven to be a mature political entity. And although they could do childish stuff again, what they did with #optunisia was, without any doubt, helpful. In Tunisia, not only did many teen turn Anonymous, but the vast majority of the population supported their actions. Beside a few public figures who took action and spoke up, Anonymous was here, in the name of some sort of global consciousness, not only to show the Tunisians the support of millions of people worldwide, but also to help and give a hand. Those of us who enjoy freedom and democracy should definitely be thankful for that. Tunisia is a young country, with a very high level of education. With a 16% penetration rate – the highest in Africa (with Mauritius) – Facebook is not only hugely popular there, but it was, until yesterday, the only social-anything available. Up to that point, no YouTube, no Flickr, tons of censored websites (including many pages from RWW France), and it was still Africa’s most active online community. Transition will not be easy, but there’s a bright future ahead for this country, which will leverage social technologies like no other. Jailing Slim Amamou last week was a terrible mistake for Ben Ali. The founding member of the local Pirate Party, a Net Neutrality advocate, and author in an international and influential blog like ReadWriteWeb, Slim was at the crossroad of a movement that could be mobilized and ready to fight in just a click. And this is precisely what happened. Free Slim images by hasan.almustafa; window photo by Panegyrics of Granovetter Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#international#web last_img read more