Blogging for Understanding

We're always reading about ways that technology can improve our health, from pills to robotic nurses. Now there's another way. The Blogswana project, currently under development by the Committee to Protect Bloggers, plans to give online voices to people in Botswana affected by AIDS. Since many of them don't have easy access to technology, local journalism students will interview them regularly, post their stories for them, and return to them with comments and questions submitted by blog readers. The effort will not only bridge the digital divide, it will bring important information about AIDS to the African community and to the rest of the world. —Lauren Aaronson