Roundups

Technology and citizen journalism

Last Saturday, the online newsmagazine Pinoy Weekly and several other groups convened the Pinoy Citizen Journalism Seminar at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Here is the presentation I shared with the participants: Technology and Citizen Journalism View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: internet social)

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New PNP policy on access to police blotters

Various sectors are up in arms over a new policy laid down by PNP chief Jesus Verzosa regarding access to police blotters. In an Oct. 20 memorandum, Verzosa banned media and public access to blotters unless allowed by the station commander or by a court order. The PNP claims the new policy is in consideration […]

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Filipinos join Blog Action Day

Thank you to everyone who joined the Blog Action Day 2008 here in the Philippines. This flurry of blogging about poverty continues for yet a few hours in other parts of the world. Here’s a sampling of what Filipino bloggers wanted to say: Walang Iwanan: Kahirapan at ang Ilusyon ng Corporate Social Responsibility Fight Against […]

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Really beautiful free WordPress themes

Those who wish to start a blog, or those would like to have their existing blog to have a new look, should consider taking a look at these free WordPress themes. They range from nice to great looking. Here are my suggestions from various web sources, presented in no particular order: ConservaBlogs Liberty — simple, three-column theme. […]

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Some alternatives to Flickr

Those who do not wish a peso or a dollar for unlimited online photo storage may try the following sites: Phottie Snapfish by HP Shutterfly Pixagogo Pichaus Phanfare Zoomonga Winkflash Among these, Shutterfly is the most popular, followed by Snapfish. Or at least, that’s my impression from the online reviews about them. All these services […]

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