Reporters Without Borders has a nifty little consciousnes-raising “virtual demostration” going on today, sort of a SimCity Second-Life kind of deal.
“Today, the first time this day is being marked, we are giving all Internet users the opportunity to demonstrate in places were protests are not normally possible. We hope many will come and protest in virtual versions of Beijing’s Tiananmen Square, Cuba’s Revolution Square or on the streets of Rangoon, in Burma. At least 62 cyber-dissidents are currently imprisoned worldwide, while more than 2,600 websites, blogs or discussions forums were closed or made inaccessible in 2007.”
Today they’re also releasing a helpful, newly-revised Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber-Dissidents.
Attention H. Stearns: the cyber demos are interesting but kind of lame. How much cooler could they be in Croquet! Know any sharp students looking for a project?