Friday, June 30, 2006


That’s interesting; I’ve been acknowledged as a bridge blogger.

A friend’s email mentioned in passing his coming across a blurb on Global Voices about the entry I posted regarding SM’s unfair return/refund policy. Not knowing a thing about this outfit and unwilling to wait for my friend to send me that blurb’s URL, I just googled Global Voices and here’s what I discovered:

It’s a non-profit global citizens’ media project, sponsored by and launched from the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at the Harvard Law School. The founding members and website grew out of a Harvard conference held last December of 2004.

It has a global team of regional blogger-editors who seek out, aggregate and track conversations among bloggers. And with about eight and a half million bloggers making blogosphere a noisy place, their task is to pick-out from this noise what they refer to as “bridge bloggers.” They are, supposedly, bloggers who can make a bridge between two languages, or two cultures while talking about their country or region to a global audience.

Global Voices’ ambitious mission is to become the definitive guide to the most interesting conversations, information, and ideas appearing around the world on various forms of participatory media such as blogs, podcasts, photo sharing sites, and videoblogs. Dr. Ethan Zuckerman who was inspired by the bloggers and their stories set up Global Voices.

The other entries by Filipino bridge bloggers picked-out by Global Visions for June are:

Free Ride (Citizen on Mars)
Indian Doctors in RP Hospitals (Mongster's Nest)
Sex in Advertising (Touched by an Angel)
Last Fling of Summer (Village Idiot Savant)
Just What We Needed (Another Hundred Years Hence)
With Education Quality is Important (Surreal Existence)
Independence Day (Manila Rat)
KFC's Trans-Fats (Parallel Universes)

On the Net:

Global Voices Speak Through Blogs
By Clark Boyd, technology correspondent for BBC



posted by Señor Enrique at 10:12 PM


Blogger NeiLDC said...

WOW, you have be considered as a bridge for this one. good! congratulations anyway!

June 30, 2006 11:23 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my entries in my defunct Live ur Life! blog was once included there. It was about JDV's debt-for-equity-investment proposal for the UN Millennium Development Goal.

Unfortunately, the RSS feed for the entry was scrape and filed by one chinese sounding name guy without mentioning my name. The only good thing was that there was a trackback and a link to my post.

Anyhow, congrats and happy weekend.

July 01, 2006 7:22 AM  

Blogger vina said...

eeeey, congratulations Señor!

July 01, 2006 7:13 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's cool Senor. Congrats. This is one of the best things I like about blogging. Learning about different cultures and discovering that not only are we all different but we are also similar in some ways. I'll have to check out those other entries. So far, I only frequent one of those blogs (Touched by an Angel).

July 01, 2006 8:46 PM  

Blogger j said...

Senor, you are famous. Congratulations and keep up the good work :)

July 01, 2006 9:43 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am sure glad about this. It is always a good thing to be noticed like this, especially from a site like Global Voices. I am pretty sure, this will further inspire us to do better in this endeavor that we find ourselves in.

Congrats to you eric (and also to myself if I must say and of course to the other Filipino bloggers that were mentioned there).

July 02, 2006 11:45 PM  

Blogger Señor Enrique said...

With a readership such as you guys, I am always inspired to be of interest. So, thank you also for reading my blogs.

Now, I've a feeling that your entry might have been already picked-out and just not know about it. In my case, if it wasn't for my friend, I wouldn't have found out about Global Voices.

Anyway, I now have their URL and will constantly visit it. If any more of us are mentioned, I will advise everyone about it.

Myepinoy, please share with us the url of your entry. I'd definitely would like to read it.

And Major Tom, congrats to you as well.

Again, thank you all and God bless!


July 03, 2006 7:33 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew you would ask that. You are an intelligent guy.

Here is the link by Global Voices which I mentioned in my previous comment. They titled it as Philippines: Economy Refocus from "Good News - once in a while". this one too.

Please check the the link there and you'll see my old blog's permalink at

Anyhow, I have them restored at here

July 04, 2006 1:14 AM  

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