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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Outcome of the First Philippine Blogging Summit

May 7, 2005 - History was made as the First Philippine Blogging Summit took place at NISMED, UP Diliman. More than 300 participants registered for the said event.

(Photos courtesy of Jonathan Lao, care of Prof. Disini, and Joey Abiog. For the complete details of the event, including shockwave, macromedia flash, and pdf, click here, also by Prof. Disini. Then you will find more links there. )

Prof. JJ Disini, UP Law ISP Director

Prof. Disini talked so fast during the opening remarks, that's because he read what he said.

Abe Olandres

How to Start Your Own Blog was the topic of Abe. He had a cool presentation, including an actual demonstration of creating a blog account using blogger.

Gail dela Cruz

Gail seems to know everything about Beautifying Your Blog. Yet she reminded that someone is always better. She offered free consultancy too.

Dondi Mapa

Dondi Mapa is the Commissioner for Information and Communications technologu. He discussed about Governance and Blogging. I wanted to ask him as question, how can the security be the initial concern for the bloggers, say President Arroyo. If we access her site, how can we be sure that she is the one blogging and not somebody else. This might be another similar case to Friendster. (Yet, as I was surfung the other day, "she" already has one. Commissioner Mapa also said things about the blogging of Norma Lasala and that it was therapeutic for her. Never was he aware that I was the one who got the BTR Manifesto published: in my blog, in Business World, and Today. (Good thing I was able to keep silent all that time. He also said that third-pary custodianship is better! Just read more about it in Ms. Lasala'a blog.)

Dean Alfar

Blogging Creatively: The Blog as a Writer's Medium,discussed more of fictional writing, as well as blogging directly, no editing. Yes I do edit sometimes, and for that the post seemed more tame than what I intended to. He also spoke of blog posts can just be the activities of our daly life, but when someone runs out of something to talk about, then that is a major problem.

Alecks Pabico

Blogging and Journalism is relevant to the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism. Yes bloggers can be journalists, and vice versa. It depends on the content of the post.

Connie Veneracion

How to Build a Bookmark-worthy Blog was the most-awaited topic, since the speaker is the queen of Philippine blogging. She never winced at her talk, not once. Connie (aka The Sassy Lawyer, and is really is) was direct to the point. Her advice: never beg for links.

with some new friends


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Our photographers: Jonathan Lao and Joey Abiog


Blogger ting-aling said...

'glad you had fun. Sassy talked about this in our blogkadahan.com e-mailing group.

May 19, 2005 10:37 PM  
Blogger Ardythe said...

Yes we did, because of the talks, new friends, and free food (morning snack and lunch). hahaha.

May 20, 2005 10:44 AM  
Blogger Hazel Marie said...

Hi, Ardythe. It was nice meeting you at I-blog. Hope we can get together again soon, with our other blog friends. See you!

May 24, 2005 1:57 PM  
Blogger Ardythe said...

Definitely we will.

I uploaded Jon's and Joey's photos just now, using Flickr. With the others I used Hello.

May 25, 2005 2:49 PM  

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