The State of the Argentinean Blogosphere: Tucuman

Original post in Spanish here.

Following the notes dedicated to Argentinean provinces, this time we'll talk about Tucuman. In this case, I've had more time to prepare everything and I've also had the invaluable contribution of many bloggers, that have helped me build a wiki of Argentinean blogs, arranged by cities and provinces. In the case of this post, we'll use Tucuman's page. Of course, you can always help add all the blogs made in Argentina; the only important thing is to locate them in its corresponding geographic space defined beforehand.

The opinions

One of the most common topics when we talk about blogs of a region is to ask if there is a blogging community or if there's a rather dispersed scene. “I fact I don't know if I would talk about a blogosphere in Tucuman, I'd rather talk about bloggers from Tucuman”, says Carlos Ckozusko, from Ckozus. “I guess our Tucuman background might be what we have more in common than any topic in our blogs”. It's ok. Luckily, the Internet allows us to build affinity networks where geographic location is practically irrelevant”. And Gustavo Coronel says: “It's dispersed, but with experiences such as Tucu Blogs -a Yahoo! mailing list- we will start to bond.”

And Gustavo adds: “A few months ago I came up with the idea to meet other bloggers from Tucuman and started to leave in their sites invitations to get together. That's how we coordinated 3 meetings, where I participated in the 2 first ones. The idea is to make a website all together, and we're working on it”.

About the experience of keeping a blog, Carlos says the best thing is “precisely, the people I met, from Tucuman and other places as well. It's not always necessary that things are shared with people located geographically close”. And for Gustavo “it's quite comforting to meet people that I couldn't meet otherwise, my site was created around february, 2005, and nowadays I have many new “friends” that met me through the website”.

Let's move on to blogs

We'll start with the portal that is one of the references of Tucuman blogs, Tucumanga. From there, many bloggers meetings are organized, specially from the capital, San Miguel de Tucuman. A summary of some of these meetings can be found in this link. There's also a mail list of Tucuman bloggers, called Tucublogs. is a blog from Gustavo Coronel, dedicated mostly to topics related to new technologies and the Internet. Ckozus also works in a similar style, although with predominance of opinion and science notes.

With a style closer to that of personal blogs, we have Marcos de Referencia, from Marcos Bauza, where technology, art and political news live together with lots of opinions. In this style we also find, No lo Sabias, of various topics. The blog de Melina Imhoff, however, gives music a high priority. Killa, from Belen Cabrera, also follows very diverse topics, from politics to technology. To stay on the range of personal blogs of diverse topics, we can also list Introverted, Un poco de tu propia medicina, Ktarsis Ya, and Planeador.

Desvaríos en la Luna is an unconventional blog dedicated to poetry and word games. In a similar style, there's Bet.

Webcreatividad is a blog dedicated to interdisciplinary proposals that link education with technology, and that's coordinated by the teacher and researcher Karina Crespo.

Sobre la tele is a thematic blog about showbusiness and television.

As a unique initiative, we find Usuarios al poder, a blog created to resist the proposal of raising the urban bus fare in the city of San Miguel de Tucuman.

Final notes and stuff

Making this article really took its time, to sort the noticeable number of blogs and the help I got from many bloggers (Belen Cabrera, Gustavo Coronel, Carlos Ckozusko). If I made any mistakes, please point them out in the comments area and I'll fix them. Thank you for your help. By the way, this text is dedicated to Aguilares, my mom's birthplace. Well, I can't help the sentimental note to end this article :)


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