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Al Jazeera BlogsSubmitted by Morad on Fri, 01/29/2010 - 15:22
Al Jazeera Blogs (http://blogs.aljazeera.net) has recently been launched. This is the first major website that we've launched that is based on opensource CMS called Drupal 6.We are extremely excited about this project because we have incorporated many cool social tools, such as facebook connect and disqus. Also, we've enabled opencalais to semantically tag our blog posts.Quote from Head of Al Jazeera English Online
"We have always placed a strong emphasis on field journalism and prided ourselves on our extensive network of correspondents who are based across the world. Just browsing through our correspondent blogs will give you a real sense of the breadth of our coverage, while diving into the posts provides real depth and insight into our world.
The narratives are compelling, diverse and I am sure, a welcome additional to the blogosphere.
Of course, while the posts are fantastic we've also deployed a lot of social web goodness. All posts are semantically tagged using OpenCalais, you can leave comments using your Facebook, Twitter or OpenID and in our continuing commitment to Creative Commons, our work is licensed under a CC license.
Please have a poke around, leave a comment and let me know what you think. "
As the crisis continues in Gaza, Al Jazeera is doing its bit to put context around the conflict. We are able to bring the "Mapping the War on Gaza" service in collaboration with the folks at Ushahidi who have successfully used their platform to crowdsource information during recent crisis in Kenya and South Africa.