10 August 2011

globe #tattawards: the rise of social media.



it is definitely the year of social media.

2011 saw the rise of twitter, the better features on facebook, the explosion in number of tumblr users, and the controversy-filled world of the bloggers. as the saying goes, "with great power, comes great responsibility", and this is something ALL of us who use social media are still trying our best to learn.

this year, globe decided to pioneer yet another idea that i personally feel is brilliant. they came up with the first ever tatt awards which gives tribute to all the movers and shakers on the world wide web. may it be through a website, blog, twitter or facebook account.




last night was the official launch of the tatt awards in salon de ning at the pen. a nice, intimate venue for a small gathering of the most varied bunch of people ever! at the event, i was both in awe that i finally put a face to the online personalities i follow, and at the same time star struck by seeing all the genius minds i follow online, in person! the brilliance was honeslty overflowing in the room and i just wish i could've soaked it all up!!!!



credits to @iluvbeautyPH for the photos!


i regret having to leave early for work because i wanted to stay and spend as much time as i can meeting and getting to talk to so many wonderful people!!!!

a few of the awesome online personalities i would love to sit down with to get to pick their minds are..

carlos celdran, tour guide and activist extraordinaire. whether you agree with his views or not, this guy certainly makes you think about the issues!

noemi lardizabal-dado, more commonly known as @momblogger. she's a citizen journalist and also fights for children's rights.

dean jorge bocobo also known as @SagadaSun. i love his commentaries on politics and social issues.

tonyo cruz, a blogger and columnist. his hirits are smart and witty, and makes you wish you thought of it.

professional heckler whose real name i don't know but whose opinion on anything under the sun always evokes an emotion from whoever gets to read it.

and sooo many more! will edit and add to this list soon!




it is truly an honor for me to be nominated in the #thoughtmover category along with people i consider to be huge movers online! @tonyocruz, @venzie, @savePHseas, and @MsLeaSalonga. i am truly blessed and overwhelmed! thank you to all who nominated me! thank you globe and thank you tatt council!

who for you are the major influencers online? place your votes now! :)


19 comments:

Nicajoice said...

Biases aside, you are (for me), one of the most influential. Your thoughts are always inspiring. When I was backtracking your older entries, I was amazed at how honest and humble you are. And how you've worked so hard to make your dreams come true. And I think, you are living those dreams right now! It just inspires me more, because I believe (like you) I'll be able to make my mine a reality as well. Just keep it going, Bianca! ♥

Jen said...

you!=)

iamzennia said...

Really nice.. I hope to meet you in person.. ♥

iamzennia said...

Really nice.. I hope to meet you in person.. ♥

PIAVERNAIRISH said...

I voted for you! Just as much as I like Ms. Divine Lee's blog (esp. abt fashion) I also admired you(actually I voted the two of you.), especially your wit and your ideas. You are very smart and actually wanted to be like you. You are one of the reason why I started blogging and writing about things I like, or even dislike and everything I just notice. I hope that you will never get tired of putting things into writing which inspires many people like me. I will also never get tired of reading ur blog.happy 8th year!!!

Anonymous said...

You became one of the most influential persons for me. I need not to say more, your posts show it all. :)

monsterkirtroach said...

how can a world be without ms. bianca gonzales' anik- aniks..*sigh* _kirts_

VenusSpeaks said...

i love the way you think, Biancs! You're a no-nonsense person. I am glad you are putting your thoughts out there, boldly and with conviction. the young people of this generation should learn from you: It is possible to be pretty, cool and smart! :)

btw, i follow u on twitter too :D if you could follow me, that would be a great giveaway! haha! im @venusSpeaks:)

erkss said...

Hi Bianca! :)) Whenever I read your entries, it gives me goosebumps. I don't know why. :)
Voted for you as the #thought-mover :))

coryreyes-raiz said...

galing tlga!!

LadyJairee said...

iPhone! (: and wish I'm one of the lucky ones who will receive it! hehe

coryreyes-raiz said...

galing mo tlga ms.bianca..kind and generous..godbless!!

P Thoughts said...

besides from you, obviously i enjoy reading your blog and i realize that they are inspiring. there are times when i tell myself that indeed, i had the same experience.. one person i think and give time to reading his writing is Bo Sanchez.

-pia from Guam

rizza tan panican said...

you deserve it. congrats! :)

Traveliztera said...

Hey Bianca! I know that you've been blogging for a long time now, and I admire you for all your great thoughts! You continuously inspire people, and I know you deserve this! :)

Congrats for the great recognition! :D

-Steph

czha said...

I voted for you already!

niceisnice said...

ONE BIG VOTE for you miss bianca..


god bless...(,")

renevic said...

congratulations :)

itin said...

Hi Bianca. You look like my younger sis! Regards from cebu. =)