Live @ Karachi Bloggers Meetup
Righto…. we are live at the bloggers meet up in Karachi, waiting for the event to start. Everyone who is anyone in the blogging community of Karachi is here along with a lot of us who have particularly flown down from Isloo and Lahore for this event, further updates to come as soon as the whole thing kick starts.
Awab alvi and Sabeen mahmud speaking to the community and telling us how and why they started out with Rabia Garib presiding over affairs mic and wit both in hand.
Great question and answer session going on at the moment, with the community airing their despair about uninformed comments and irresponsible blogging. With Awab and Sabeen clearing the air and comparing it to print media being no better, or about the same with interaction and fact checking.
New revelations in the form of an urdu font being available in the shape of a “nastaliq font” for bloggers who want and prefer to write in their national language.
UPDATE 4pm SOCIAL ACTIVISM INTERACTIVE SESSION ENDS
UPDATE Badar kushnood from Google Pakistan speaking about blogging and the how to’s of it for the people who are here to learn.
UPDATE 4:30 PM GOOGLE INFORMATION SESSION ENDS
Haris and Saad from Lahore and Isloo respectively speaking about how they started blogging and what it means to them. interesting fact to note, the whole audience is still present, no stragglers or quick exiters here, dedication reigns big in the Karachi blogging community!!
I left soon after this part, but the event was a smash success in my opinion, the organization was brilliant and the best thing was everyone gathered in 3 days just via face book invites. It was great to meet a lot of people i have come to know by their nicks only and learn some new things about live presentation and impromptu oration. Great stuff people, my personal congrats to all the organizers, speakers and promoters!!
The only video link i had was streaming while the event was taking place, so its not on now. I will try to find a video and put it up as well!!