This is part of our year-long celebration of Global Wire Associates’ 10th Anniversary.
Since day one this blog has been the biggest constant in the lifeline of our organization. Ten years and over 340 posts later, our blog has not only been our official voice, but also a place for sparking ideas and conversations about social innovation and technology in society.
Readers of the blog come from over the world, and we strive to write posts that cater to their reading interests. In case you are wondering who writes for the blog, there have been 8 writers over the last ten years. We don’t do bylines because most blog posts are collaborations with different writers and researchers, and we like to think the blog reflects the views of everyone behind Global Wire Associates. We take the Economist approach to bylines: “what is written is more important than who writes it”
Below are the 10 most read posts on our blog from the last 10 years. The list is based on the number of page hits. Most of them were written more recently, but we still get hits on blog posts from MANY years ago.
- How Technology Affects The Economy & Human Rights – This post looks at the human rights consequences of tech firms outsourcing their manufacturing to countries with limited labor rights.
- What Apple’s New Supplier Responsibility Report Really Means – After years of complaints from human rights activists, Apple creates new policies that address problems in outsourced manufacturing.
- Recycling CDs And Creating Ewaste Art & Design – Not only are our readers interested in reducing e-waste, but they also want to find creative ways to reuse technology!
- Emphas.is Project Challenges Stereotypes About Arab Men – Iraqi photojournalist Tamara Abdul Hadi has taken on the challenge to break the “terrorist stereotype,” by creating “Picture an Arab Man,” a multimedia slide show that takes a look at the unexplored viewpoints of stereotypes in general.
- Could The Next Mark Zuckerberg Be An Ex-Offender? – Most of the web traffic for this post comes from the United States, where there is an ongoing debate about using technology training to reduce recidivism among ex-offenders.
- Mapping Hate Speech and Human Rights Abuses – In this post we take a look at how hate speech is being mapped globally and what constitutes as free speech.
- Barack Obama Wins Online Campaign – Right after President Obama’s historic 2008 election, we did a round-up of all the technology used by his campaign to win the White House.
- Obama Needs to Make Infrastructure, Cybersecurity a Priority – After his 2012 election, we criticized President Obama’s perceived lack of interest in dealing with public infrastructure and cybersecurity policy.
- South African activist gives ‘voice’ to HIV/AIDS awareness – This is a touching story about a young woman who gave a firsthand account of her own struggles living with HIV using podcasting.
- Jamaican Gays Fight To Get into UN Meeting – Back in 2008 the Jamaican government barred LGBT rights group J-Flag from attending a UN meeting on HIV/AIDS. Bloggers throughout the Caribbean expressed their outrage at the larger problem of stigma around homosexuality.
Thanks for supporting the blog, and we hope you will continue reading it for the next ten years (and beyond)!