Friday, February 25, 2011

Bananas!! Competition, Community and Banana 2 Blogger Conference | Hyphen magazine - Asian American arts, culture, and politics

Getting excited for the Banana-2 APIA Bloggers Conference today. So cool to meet everyone in real life. Speaking on a panel re social justice activism with some really cool folks!

Uncovering the Activist in You/Social Media for Social Change
Creator: Edward Hong (of The HanSarang Movement)
Moderator: Keith Kamisugi (of keithpr.com)
Panelists: Jehanzeb Dar (of Muslim Reverie), Frances Kai-Hwa Wang (of Adventures in Multicultural Living), Fatemeh Fakhraie (of Muslimah Media Watch), Marissa Lee (of Racebending), Cynthia Liu (of K12-NN), more TBD
How does one make a difference in the world with only their computer/smartphone at their disposal? Can an everyday person become a social media activist and take the steps to create real, tangible change in this world? Is it even possible? Or is it naive and wishful thinking? In this panel, we will discuss the possibility of this matter and whether or not we can take advantage of the blogging/social media world to make a stand.


Ck this article from Hyphen Magazine:

Ever notice how often API bloggers front-page links to their fellow bloggers? Why do that? Especially in light of topics overlapping?

Don't they worry about competition? Shouldn't they get more possessive about market share?

API bloggers know community doesn't work that way, and I believe that’s why they post links to fellow bloggers. For the variety of spin but also to support one another. Online, it’s not the scoop; it’s the spin. The more varied voices, the more the topics will be talked about. And the more voices, the more we’ll be heard.

The 2nd conference of API bloggers convenes this weekend in LA. Almost sold out and with sponsors attached, Banana has a venue for the third one already slated.


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