Just to do justice on the whole Amercian Centri rant I had. It is fir to say that the Emerging Democracy Teach-in was highly american centric (as is the rest of this conference), but Joi Ito and
Ethan, did a good job of reminding everyone during their talk-show style session that closed the day. And in all fairness, people here realize and joke about the fact that they are slightly navel gazing. And a bit of self-irony never hurts.

Ethan Zuckerman’s Weblog : Ethan’s Weblog – My blog is in Cambridge, but my heart’s in Accra
Tomas certainly has a point – Joi and I tried hard to steer the discussion overseas, especially towards Africa… but there’s a strong feeling within this conference that the interesting stuff in emergent democracy and social software is happening in the United States.