Wednesday, September 19, 2007

KOM seminar

The ‘Digital Media’ seminar organized by Knowledge Oasis Muscat a couple of days could have been made much better with the inclusion of local bloggers in the panel. The best part was a young blogger defending credibility of blogs versus traditional media, that too in front of a minister. That was truly heartening. There is one more seminar as part of the ‘Digital Nation’ series that will be held in December. Mark your calendars; worth attending for bloggers/new media enthusiasts.

PS: Overheard at the conference: Expect good news on VoIP services in Oman soon!

11 comments:

muscati said...

Who were the bloggers on the panel?

Al-Maawali said...

Hey. Thnx for mentioning that. It was I who stood up infront of them but I was a little frightened. I just wanted to defend us bloggers and show them that we are indeed reliable as much as other conventional media.

Thnx again :D

Kishor Cariappa said...

muscati
Moderated by Graham Porter, Cisco, the panel of speakers included Dr Andreas Liffgarden, Ericsson; Karim Rahemtulla, Info-comm; Raed Dawood, Nawras; Mohana Prabhakar, Apex Publishing, and Ravi from UMS.

There weren’t any bloggers among the panel unfortunately. Liffgarden of Ericsson was the lone spark though; he was too good.

al-maawali
You’re welcome. Was not sure whether you would like it if I had mentioned your name. Agree with you on reliability factor of bloggers since they don't have an agenda unlike the traditional media. Keep up the good job.

I wish all the bloggers of Oman could meet face-to-face someday and discuss issues on blogging per se. That would be great.

Al-Maawali said...

Why don't we do something like that?

We should make a meeting for all bloggers to join and discuss blogging issues. That would be great.

Any ideas?

Blue Chi said...

I was planning to come to this one but couldn't at the very last minute. I attended all the previous ones but not this one.

We should really be doing something for bloggers.

Toxic_Honey said...

such a a goos step!

I think you should do something special preset all of the Omani Bloggers and show others how we could make a change! from such a thing as blogging .

Kishor Cariappa said...

I am game for bloggers meet. How about planning a meet after Eid?

Amjad said...

Kishor: Great idea. I support it. Lets see what do other bloggers think of this...

TI3GIB said...

And take the secrecy out of it ? NEVAR.

Kishor Cariappa said...

amjad
Let us get this cracking then. Why don’t you put a post on this blog in this regard?

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