Argentina: Weblogs Day 2008 in Buenos Aires

Social Media en Dia de Weblogs

Photo by Jorge Gobbi

On August 20th, the third edition of Dia de Weblogs (Weblogs Day) took place in Buenos Aires, and it took place, as it does every year, at Palermo University. This time, there were several topics in debate, which were not limited to blogs only. There was a space to discuss about entrepreneurs, mass media and new projects on the Internet. During the last part of the program, many projects related to the Web were presented and I had the chance to talk about Global Voices Online and what it is about.

Federico Picone made a summary of the event [es] , and he says in his blog: “Just another moment in the Argentinean blogosphere that helps you see in person all of the people that you only know by their 32×32 pixels avatar and where the definition of “Social Web” takes meaning.” At PuntoGeek [es] , the topic of Global Voices was brought up, and the participation was even filmed (in Spanish).

Other references to the meetup can be found at La Propaladora [es] and Tutiday [es]. At Blocky [es], they made a summary of the journey's “most shocking phrases”. In my case, I also liveblogged from the event itself, which appeared in Infoxicados [es] .

Many events in Argentina related to weblogs and Web 2.0 were announced for the rest of the year. In Buenos Aires: WeMedia, Barcamp and StartMeUp. There will also be regional editions of Weblogs Day in Mar del Plata and Rosario.

Finally, we'd like to thank Matías Dutto and the organizers of Weblogs Day for providing us a space to spread the word about Global Voices Online.

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