First Visayas-wide Blogging Summit

The city here will play host to the very first Visayas-wide blogging summit by the end of the month.

Claire Bretaña of the Iloilo Bloggers said the first Visayas Blogging Summit is set on November 27 at the SM City Iloilo.

Bretaña said some 200 bloggers from Iloilo, Bacolod, Negros Island and Cebu are coming to the city to join the first-ever Visayas-wide bloggers summit.

She said bloggers from Manila and Luzon have expressed their interest to join the event.

Bretaña said the Visayas Blogging Summit (VBS) 2010 aims to encourage entrepreneurship among the large Visayan bloggers community.

It will also encourage online journalism as well as the promotion of the region as a top tourist destination through the internet.

The summit will also teach students and participants the importance of media, intellectual property rights, and blogging as an alternative source of information.

Bloggers use online called web logs (blogs) to broadcast news and promote any product through blogging. They can usually post personal opinions, videos, music as well as promote tourism, food, and entertainment through their website. Registration for the blogging summit is free. (PNA)

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