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.

In moments of crisis journalists often turn to blogs and Twitter to get an on the ground perspective. But how do you know where to find bloggers in Uganda? Or who are the best people to follow on Twitter in Haiti? That's where Global Voices can help. We track citizen media worldwide with a team of bloggers who are from the regions and countries whose citizen media they follow.

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Michael Feldman

Michael Feldman is an American original — a "20-year overnight sensation" as he puts it. Most of what Feldman has to say he expresses in a laconic monologue or short comic asides. The youngest of four boys (two are physicians, and one is an attorney), Feldman credits his family with fine-tuning his sense of the world and his ability to express it briefly. He says his dad "always gave me the kind of insightful fatherly advice that took him years of experience and wisdom to learn, but often only a few seconds to tell me."