Blog Watch creates content, connects, and collaborates.
Today, Blog Watch continues to be a forum for constructive engagement in the democratic process. We are composed of citizen advocates, independent-minded bloggers, and social media users who leverage new technology tools to advocate for social change and serve as a nonpartisan citizens' watchdog and collective conscience for transparency and good governance.
The Blog Watch network is intergenerational, ranging from 16-year-old to 60-plus-something bloggers, including netizens from various walks of life (students, mothers, employees, and self-employed citizens). Not all of us are bloggers. Some members of our network serve as photographers, videographers, or social media users.
Our individual advocacies range from education, support for health issues, disaster preparedness, environment, education, and livelihood to bridging the digital divide.
Some of our advocacy projects include #juanvote (Filipino netizens for honest, orderly, and peaceful elections) and #epalwatch (a shame campaign against grandstanding, self-promoting "epal" public officials).
Blog Watch uses various social media networking sites and multimedia platforms to convey these stories through news articles, opinion editorials, photos, videos, podcasts, and social media engagement.
The citizen media platforms for our articles and opinion editorials are (a) BlogWatch.ph, hosted by the Philippine Online Chronicles (thepoc.net) of the Vibal Group; our articles can be shared freely through Creative Commons license; content is curated and contextualized by information from traditional media, opinions, primary interviews, and various social media platforms; AND (b) BlogWatch.tv, where social media users and volunteers contribute their content.
Blog Watch is not affiliated with any political group or party and does its best to remain nonpartisan by publishing, to the fullest extent possible, all sides of an issue. For transparency, Blog Watchers are obliged to disclose in their profiles any close affiliations with a politician, high government official, or political party.
You can also find us here:
Social Media Portal: http://blogwatch.tv
The power of citizen media will increase through digital applications (apps), more collaboration with netizens and traditional media as well as the support of full-service agencies, digital marketing organizations, and foundations.
We will be a witness to the evolution of a powerful citizen advocate as we continue to bridge the digital divide.