The message is simple

Café Whispers has reached a number of milestones over the past two weeks.

First we recorded our 100,000th comment, followed by our best ever week ever as far as visitors go and then yesterday we welcomed our 700,000th visitor since opening our doors.

The best news was learning we are now the 442,049th most visited web site in the world and 6,356th in Australia. A year ago we were something above number 5 million in the world rankings.

I think we’re being told something and the message is simple: keep attacking Abbott.

Yes, we’ve been told! Expect nothing less.


Digital Activism, Social Media, and the Tunisian Revolution

Be inspried. Sami Ben Gharbia, outgoing editor of Global Voices Advocacy addressed the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law Conference on 20 July 2012.

He spoke about the role of digital activism in the 2010 Tunisian revolution and the Arab spring. He shared some of the strategies used to expose government corruption and nepotism and to combat its censorship, both online and offline.

In addition he touched on the involvement of Wikileaks and Anonymous in assisting the campaign.

Professor Sarah Joseph, Director of Monash University’s Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, chaired the question time that follows the presentation.

Sami was also interviewed on Friday night’s Lateline. The video and transcript are here: Tunisian campaigner discusses online uprising