Nominations Open For Philippine Blog Awards 2010

It's that time of the year again to seek out the best blogs in the Pinoy Blogosphere.  And the Philippine Blog Awards (PBA) season is here once again to do just that: seek the deserving blogs and bloggers in the land.

The 2010 Philippine Blog Awards has officially started today. Now on its 4th year, the award giving body pays tribute and honors the best Filipino bloggers and blogs in the country. Nominations are open for blogs in 21 different categories. The categories include Technology, Travel, Entertainment, Personal (Diary/Journal), Food & Beverage, Home and Parenting, Lifestyle, Business, Sports, Hobby & Recreation, Beauty & Fashion, Photoblog, Culture & Arts, Society/Politics & History, Science and Nature, Videocast and Podcast, Literature/Literary, Pets, Advocacy, Humor and other categories.

There will be an additional 8 special awards given for excellence in the following categories: Filipiniana, Best Blog Design, Top Three Post for 2010, Top Three Video Post and Podcast for 2010, Top Three Photo Post for 2010, Top Post for 2010, Bloggers' Choice & Readers' Choice.

Nominated blogs must owned and written by Filipinos. The Filipiniana category is open to non-Filipinos and to Filipinos who are abroad. Anyone can nominate any blog to any category but the owner of the blog must to accept the nomination to confirm its entry.

For complete info on the nomination process, guidelines and eligibility, visit the official website at

So start nominating your favorite blogs and goodluck to all the nominees !

Search Engine and Social Media Marketing 101 Webinar

Search Engine and Social Media Marketing 101 Webinar
4th Media Corporation is holding a free webinar on Search Engine and Social Media Marketing 101 on September 9, 2010 from 10:00am to 11:00am.  Aside from those topics, they will also introduce Search Profile Index and its services.

The webinar will be using the GoToWebinar app, an online service provided by ttp://

A more in-depth workshop on Sales Tactics Using Search Engine and Social Media Marketing will be held on September 28 to 30 at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business at Rockwell Drive in Makati City.

For more details, visit

Go Places With Facebook (Only in the US).

Go Places With Facebook (Only in the US).
If you're familiar with Foursquare, then you'll have an idea of what Facebook Places is. Places is a Facebook feature that allows you to see where your friends are and share your location in the real world. When you use Places, you'll be able to see if any of your friends are currently checked in nearby and connect with them easily. You can check into nearby Places to tell your friends where you are, tag your friends in the Places you visit, and view comments your friends have made about the Places you visit.

Unfortunately, it's only available to users in the United States but with mobile access.  Users can check in by accessing on their mobile device.  More places will be rolled out in the future and the app will support more mobile devices.

So what can Filipino users do for now ?  Well there's still foursquare with over 3 million users.  You can use foursquare as training ground for location based services and when Facebook Places supports the Philippines, you can decide which one to use, or use both, or hopefully, a bridge app will integrate or link the two together so you only have to update one and the other will pick up your update.

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