The world is talking. Are you listening?

This is tag line for Global Voices online, a global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society. Their mission and work that covers whole world regions and topics, is:

Global Voices seeks to aggregate, curate, and amplify the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore. We work to develop tools, institutions and relationships that will help all voices, everywhere, to be heard.

With tens of millions of people blogging all over the planet, how do you avoid being overwhelmed by the information overload? How do you figure out who are the most influential or respected and credible bloggers or podcasters in any given country, especially those outside your own?

Global voices service include international team of volunteer authors, regional blogger-editors and translators that guides through global blogosphere. The one of them wrote the story on my issue that happened a month ago, and this morning I found out the same one in Portugese, from Brasilian colaborator. Good to hear what they think and talk.