Day 2 at the World Blogging Forum

It seems that there is LIVE free coverage at the moment. We are notified that Azeri bloggers are actually sentenced today:(

Our session begins now… Online journalism…

Last updated: 16:30

Pre-conference notes. It is very likely that I will not able to see Bucharest at all. Except the route from the hotel to the Parliament Palace. We stay all day in the conference hall. I don’t really mind though. If only I could get the Romanian dailies to add to my newspaper collection, my mission will be completed:)

Pork is very dominant in Romanian food. That means I am a little malnourished in terms of proteins (!) Well, I don’t eat pork. A Turkish hypocricy. I consume alcohol but not pork. Anyway, the conference is about to start… Today I am presenting sometime between 14-16. Today there seems to be a shift in focus: more about what can be done with blogging politically and financially then dealing with oppressive regimes…

As of now, I am done with my presentation. Today’s lunch was non-pork (!) and i relieved and happy.

Loic speaks now (I paraphrase as I wish, pls don’t take my writings as direct quotes from Loic):

… Advice to students: Best way to find a job is to get noticed. To get noticed you have to share online. He focuses on twitter again. In fact check out his post: 30 predictions for the future of Twitter

Being open is a key to spread where Facebook loses…

Entrepreneurship will work at Twitter but dating not. People follow what brands, restaurants to see updates. But in dating issues, people prefer to use indirect ways/communication (!)

We learn to talk short. Language evolves…

A question from the blogger:

– You have become a major personal brand. Are there any tips for us like a person who has only 20 followers?


Just be yourself! Don’t be ashamed to be yourself. Don’t overpromote yourself. Failure is all right. You might fail from time to time.

Matthias Lüfkens speaks. The beauty of it is to share. Tony Blair has a YouTube account but not interactive at all. We share photos and videos and open to conversation…[it seems that Major organizations take social media really seriously]


Matthias Lüfkens, social media architect at the World Economic Forum, aspires to inspire. After bringing Davos to the world for five years, he now brings the world to Davos through his innovative use of social media, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Flickr, Wikipedia, Qik and Livestream included.

Previously a journalist, he was Baltic States correspondent for Agence France Presse, Libération and the Daily Telegraph (1991-96); and later Deputy Editor-in-chief of EuroNews television (1996-2004).

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Emin Huseynzade speaks.

Notifies us that the first blogger sentencement in Azerbaijan just happened…

Azerbaijan Bloggers Get Two-Year Jail Sentences

Youth activists Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade at an October 9 court appearance;Bloggers Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizada have been sentenced by an Azerbaijani court to at least two years in prison on hooliganism charges that the defendants and rights groups have dismissed as politically motivated, RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service reports.
from Global Voices Online by Onnik Krikorian
To use new and future tools to continue to the function of blogging…


Pedja is actually doing business through his twitter and facebook account!


Pedja PUSELJA ? Blogowski – Blogger and independent web-consultant.
After years spent as a webmaster and front-developer, he made a career-change and professionally dedicated himself to a personal passion: social media and online identity.

He is probably one of the best Twitter, video-blogging and IT evangelists on the territory of the former Yugoslavia.

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Onnik asks how the Statement of the Forum is written out now… First drafted by the organizers but we will be working on the final form on a wiki site….After the Azeri bloggers sentenced this morning, some bloggers demand a stronger worded Statement. I wonder how will that happen since the President of Romania is one of the sponsors of the event. Can bloggers’ statement is significant that might anger Azeri gov’t against Romania?

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