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Filipino bloggers & political participation

  1. 1. Filipino Bloggers & political Participation Mobilizing Netizens: Cebu Bloggers and political blogging Don Merto’s Restaurant, 94 Juana Osemña St., Cebu City, Philippines
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Political Blog? </li></ul><ul><li>The Blog and the Media </li></ul><ul><li>Diving into Citizen Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>New Medium, Same Goals </li></ul><ul><li>The Tools, then and now </li></ul><ul><li>Politico and Bloggero Samplers </li></ul><ul><li>Local Activities May 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>If you know it, Share it! </li></ul><ul><li>Pockets of Interaction via Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Philippines’ Digital Infographic </li></ul><ul><li>My Outlook = Talk + Action </li></ul>
  3. 3. Political Blog? <ul><li>A political blog is a common type of blog that comments on politics. In liberal democracies the right to criticize the government without interference is considered an important element of free speech. </li></ul><ul><li>In other jurisdictions bloggers use the uncensored nature of the internet to bypass state controlled news media but as a result may find themselves persecuted. </li></ul>{ } -wikipedia
  4. 4. The Blog and the Media <ul><li>Blogging and mass media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both part of the public domain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both have an audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both have an impact </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging as part of new media </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps shape public opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performs three main functions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TODAY, you don’t have to find NEWS, IT FINDS YOU! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Blog and the Media <ul><li>Blogging also covers mass media’s three major fields </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertising and public relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THEREFORE, blogging is not necessarily journalism </li></ul><ul><li>“ Not all bloggers are journalists, but Journalists can be Bloggers.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Diving into Citizen Journalism <ul><li>We have rights </li></ul><ul><li>We have stories to tell </li></ul><ul><li>We want to share information and insights </li></ul><ul><li>We have the tools </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasizing on the right to information though comes also with responsibilities </li></ul>
  7. 7. New Medium, Same Goals <ul><li>Politico </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Get Support </li></ul><ul><li>Get Volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Message </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggero </li></ul><ul><li>Share Info/opinion </li></ul><ul><li>Raise Support </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul><ul><li>“ Awareness” </li></ul><ul><li>Share Message </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Tools then and Now <ul><li>2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Ads </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Sites/Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Meme </li></ul><ul><li>Plurk </li></ul><ul><li>Tumblr </li></ul><ul><li>SMS </li></ul><ul><li>2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Trad-Media Hybrids </li></ul><ul><li>Dedicated Sites/Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>
  9. 9. Politico Sampler
  10. 10. Bloggero Sampler Voting Process for May 2010 Elections presentation by Political Arena dot com – Vernon Go dot com Smartmatic -TIM Automation Demo ~ Vernon Go dot com;, and many more!! XD
  11. 11. Local Activities May 2010 i Vote , i Blog - CBSi
  12. 12. If you know it, SHARE it!
  13. 13. Pockets of interaction via Twitter
  14. 15. My Outlook = Talk + Action
  15. 16. Talk + Action Sampler/s
  16. 17. Sources <ul><li>Danny Arao on Blogging Ethics </li></ul><ul><li> on Citizen Journalism and New Media </li></ul><ul><li>[Hello, Social Media] + post via Philippines ~ Social Network infographic on Philippines </li></ul><ul><li> ~ Voting Process for May 2010 Elections presentation by Political Arena dot com; Smartmatic-TIM Automation Demo </li></ul><ul><li>How much is your Vote? ~ CAMPAIGN </li></ul><ul><li> + </li></ul><ul><li>Cebu bloggers feature article Milafel Hope Awe-Dacanay </li></ul><ul><li>Third Wave ~ </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter Feed of: @TonyoCruz @byahilo @govph @saychiz @kikopangilinan @momblogger @gmanews @sunstaronline @CongMP @usembassymanila @yahooph @ANCALERTS @Jimparedes @BarackObama </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook page/note/image sources: Tingog & STAND party pages; CIT-University SSG: Council of Leaders Page; ALEx – Aboitiz Leaders of Excellence Page-Wall; - UP Cebu Issue; </li></ul>