The first news story was about a woman in Cuba who teaches others how to blog. She helps them set up blogs, what sorts of things to write, etc. She also does lessons on Twitter and introduces them to other web 2.0 ideas. Since many people on the island don't have internet access they tend to use their mobile phones for their web stuff. She blogs about daily life in Cuba on her blog Geraracion Y and has become quite controversial as many see her as a puppet for foreign governments who want to discredit the Cuban government. I have only read one post (about bicycles) so don't really have an opinion on it yet. Her blog does sound so intriguing.
The second story is about Reed who lost his job within the past 6 months. He decided to live a year of giving and each day gives a $10 bill to a stranger (he lives in Washington, DC). When he gives it to them he finds out about them and what they will do with the $10 then blogs about it on his blog, Year of Giving. How cool is that?!
Do you have any blogs to recommend?