Tag Archives: Bassel Khartabil

WALLIT virtual walls not a barrier 4 app-happy Walliters posting around the planet

Wallit, a geo-enable smartphone app is spreading around the planet. Write stuff for other Wallit peeps to see anywhere with its “create your own wall” power. Your doghouse, a street, the retro alley where you guys play lunch gonzo soccer or the “Shimmering Wall of Rosslyn” in my neighborhood, all can site a virtual wall passers-by can hang a note, a photo, a video on.

There is one, for sure, located on a crib! The old neighborhood or dorm bulletin board on steroids. Wallit has straightened out some kinks and a look at the website shows walls popping up and going off as users connect in Tibet, Nigeria, New York, San Francisco, and Bahrain.

Wallit works on Twitter with the same message guidelines and photo and video capabilities. Launch in your mobile device and see what nearby walls are there, who’s posting, and post your own stuff.

Mozilla Foundation and EFF join hunt for Syrian open source developer • The Register

Missing in Syria: “Bassel Khartabil, a 31-year-old computer engineer…” prominent in several open-source projects. He was most known for the Aiki Framework.

Posted at the “Register”, a tech/nerd site in the UK.

Mozilla Foundation and EFF join hunt for Syrian open source developer • The Register.

In other news related to open-source and Syria, the Ushahidi open-source project and Crowdmap are being used by the “Women Under Siege” mapping of violent incidents/attacks on women in Syria.