Uzogh has asked an interesting question (followed by lively discussion) about how much does it cost to build a blog, pointing out, that organizations like Center for Regional Developmen /Transparency International Armenia and Internews Armenia have received grants which include a blogging component. The question is especially important, because most of the bloggers (including myself before working with Internews), do so with no expectations to be compensated, and an ethical question arises as to how acceptable it is to spend money on building a blog. The grant information about the mentioned blogs, taken from Uzogh’s post can be found here: Continue reading “How much does it cost to build a blog?”
CRD / TI Armenia Election Monitor 2007 reports, that “the Election Blogging Guide, co-authored by Solana Larsen, Zephyr Teachout, and Mary Joyce, has been translated into Armenian and is now available for download“, and expresses hope that it will encourage more citizens of Armenia to form their blogs.
Bekaisa has a lively post about driving in Yerevan:
By the way – driving has become better. This is primarily because they removed GAI [the street patrol] from the streets, and secondly, although this may sound paradoxical, because of the [increased] number of cars. On all major streets of the city, in daytime especially, you have to drive calm and slow no matter how fast you want to drive. There is just no other way :)))
Bekaisa also notices, that there are now authomatic car-washes in Yerevan, one of those, where you seat in the car and drive through, while the car is being wash.