Yoani Sánchez launched her blog, Generation Y, in April 2007. (Her first post contrasted the freedom Cuban's had to display posters saying “Go Santiago!” during baseball playoffs with their inability to display a poster saying “Internet for all!”). In 2011, she told us that the free blogosphere had taken off. A recent post on the […]
Yaima Pardo, 34, in her home in Cuba as she describes her project PaSA(Paquete Semanal Autnomo), an independent weekly digital-media package for Cuba A recent article (English or Spanish) describes the black market distribution of music, soap operas, TV programs, movies, magazines, Web sites, etc. on flash drives. There is a tiered distribution system. A […]
Claudio Peláez Sordo has made a documentary on Cuban blogging for his masters thesis at the University of Havana. It shows interview snippets of specialists and bloggers who access the Internet from school or work accounts controlled by the Cuban government. The video was posted September 3, but has had only 458 views so far.
Google announced yesterday that folks with Cuban IP addresses can now surf to www.google.com.cu and download a copy of the Chrome browser. That is a small bit of good news, but, what has changed? While Google could not legally “export” Chrome to Cuba before yesterday, Cubans who want US software have always been able to […]
The Cuban National Statistics Office reports over one million computers and twice as many .CU domain names as the previous year. The Cuban National Statistics Office has released their 2014 Information and Communication Technology report. Here are the statistics on computers and networks: They say there are over a million computers in Cuba and about […]