This is one big exclusive video online live broadcast for all. And I will be having my own channel in streaming the awards night here in my blog. I'll be using a zoom powered handycam and also an audio jack plugged to the handycam just to get the clear and crisp audio of the awards night. All video stream will be recorded online and reposted automatically in my Youtube channel. The streaming technology is hosted by Ustream.
Watch the live video streaming of 2008 Philippine Blog Awards 2, the event is held in Esplanade. Manila, Philippines. ( near Mall of Asia )
The video streaming will start at 5:30pm of September 21, 2008.
you can also join the chat, just wait for the chat box to load and then type /nick yourname to have your own chat ID. ( click below to watch the live video stream and test broadcast today)
Webcam chat at Ustream
Also check out below some Live video streaming channel that will cover the awards night live in online video stream
About my recovery
Blogging is the new texting!
The Philippines is the perfect case study for industry surprises. Remember, back in the early 2000's when texting became popular? Sooner or later the Philippines became known to the world as the texting capital - and it was no joke that Filipinos in the telco industry were granted expatriation elsewhere because they had the experiences of an industry that was five years ahead of everyone else.
Today, another industry surprise is taking place, not in the airwaves of telco towers and mobile phones, but on the Internet: Blogs are big in the Philippines. Not only are they big - but the Philippines is a world leader in the blogging industry.
According to a Universal McCann study on new media adoption, the Philippines has had the highest growth rate in blogging engagements in a span of only 3 years. What's interesting to note is that the Philippines has exceeded the global average for blog readership (72.8% in 2008) during this time, growing from 33% in September 2006 to 64% in June 2007 and 90.3% in May 2008.
Since 2005, the Philippine "blogosphere" has been active in promoting new careers in professional blogging, which is making a living through blogs, in the same way that writers and editors have professional jobs in the publishing industry. Since then, the blogging community has taken their online connections a step further into the real world, forming real communities of varied demographics. Since then, dozens of blog related events have sprouted. In the Philippines, there is at least one blog related event per week.
The Philippine Blog Awards was formed in 2007 in celebration of the Philippines as a leader in the blogging industry. The Philippine Blog Awards aims to recognize notable blogs in the Philippines based on content, community and design. The awards, similar to last year, will be judged by representatives from mainstream press, online media practitioners, and crossover media specialists.
The Philippine Blog Awards is the country's largest aggregation of Filipino bloggers. It is a non-stock, non-profit organization that is currently on its second year of awarding. In the previous year, Philippine Blog Awards gave away 15 awards for different categories. This year, the Philippine Blog Awards is giving away 36 awards, under 3 divisions and 15 categories. Since the start of nominations in Q2 2008, there have been over 600 nominations that total no less than 4.5 million
pageviews per month in online traffic. Apart from giving away more awards, the Philippine Blog Awards is also going to recognize notable online advocacy campaigns started by Filipinos.
There are over 3.7 million Filipinos who are actively engaged in online activities, and 90.3% are blog readers.
On September 21 2008, the Philippines will make its voice heard at One Esplanade to celebrate the second Philippine Blog Awards. Since the event recognizes the online efforts of Filipino bloggers in all parts of the globe, there will be a live stream and live blogging sponsored by SMART Bro, allowing Filipinos from all parts of the world to watch.
( source : 2008 Philippine Blog Awards Press Release )