Monday, May 09, 2005

I Blog Summit

Attended the I Blog summit last saturday. The event was held at the ISMED ... sorry NISMED building at UP Diliman. I used to go a lot to that building before, then it was called ISMED, helping the guys there take care of their aquariums. The actually had the only turf algae-scrubber aquarium filtration system in the country. I am quite sure the organisers and the speakers have been crowned with the proverbial laurel leaves in the other blogs and...they deserved it. The summit was interesting, provocative and catalytical. Aside from usual tips and war-stories from the speakers and the participants a catalyst of sort was planted in everyone to improve and experiment more with their blogs. Mike Abundo though posed a question that got my interest. The question was about the viability of blogs and forums will one prevail over the other. My take on it. Blogs are usually stand-alone entities whose exsistence depends upon the mood of its writers, it will stay alive as long as the blogger continues to write. Whereas Forums are communities and depend upon the interaction of its members, in a way I see forums as jazzed-up e-groups. But I do not see one outstripping the other for the main reason they are built differently - the blog comes from the individual while the forum is set-up by a community. You can leave a forum but you never leave a blog, you can close it. Rather blogs and forums will continue to develop and will eventually find itself attached to each other. A blogs is the individual's pulpit where ideas and notions are voiced and the Forum is the venue where a level discussion takes place. That is my take on it anyway.

4 Comments:

Blogger digitalfilipino said...

Thank you for the support! Hope you can join the next iBlog!

5/10/2005 12:28:00 AM  
Blogger Corsarius said...

oh. so that's why many people still refer to it as ISMED :)

you said, "But I do not see one outstripping the other for the main reason they are built differently - the blog comes from the individual while the forum is set-up by a community." so true. i couldn't agree more with this.

5/10/2005 02:27:00 AM  
Blogger eruannie said...

juned, there is a difference between one who thinks and one who thinks for PR.

5/10/2005 01:15:00 PM  
Blogger juned said...

PR? Public Relations? Quite true. You cannot say everything that comes to one's head. You have to temper your word with tact and diplomacy. Yun ba yon? :)

5/10/2005 02:40:00 PM  

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