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! :)