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Jamillah Knowles | 12:21 UK time, Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Hello again!

The podcast is ready and waiting for your listening pleasure as usual.
This week I found out more about Cuba's online habits, a new blogging platform with citizen media in mind and where to find the light in a recession.

sheena1.gif Sheena Rossiter has been out in Cuba for a month exploring the world online. Speeds are slow and connections are expensive. She explained how people find ways around the prohibitive costs and often dodge more severe punishment in order to blog and more.

BB1.gifWhen writing online these days it's not just that you have a blog that is important, but what you blog about. If you are inclined to be a citizen journalist or if you like to comment on the news, the Bloggers Base might be one for you. Dan Barak is the co-founder; he told me why he set up this space to appeal to online writers as well as mainstream media.

jason1.gifFeeling the pinch in the recession? Well you might be able to cheer yourself up online. Jason Li's site 'I Heart Recession' is finding the funny in harder times. He told me about the ideas that brought about his web comic.

podsa1.gifThat's all for this week, if you read a particular blog, listen to a great home-made podcast or have found a special place online that we should know about, drop me a line at podsandblogs at bbc dot co dot uk or send me a link on Twitter where you can find me as PodsandBlogs

jk.gifJamillah

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