Am I a journalist first, or a blogger?
I was invited to speak at the Asian Bloggers and Social Media Conference at Berjaya Times Square, as one of four local bloggers sharing our experiences.
This afternoon, I will be talking at the Asian Bloggers and Social Media Conference in Berjaya Times Square. Below is my Prezi.com presentation that I will be using to assist me in my talk. The conference was held on July 28 and 29, and included such speakers at former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Mahathir Mohammad, AirAsia CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes, bloggers from The Phillipines and India as well as my friends Joyce the Kinkybluefairy, Kenny Sia and Beautifulnara.
I posted the presentation below a couple of hours before my talk was due to take place so that anyone at the conference who had access to the Internet could view my presentation as I went along. I am posting this here first so that participants of the conference can view my Prezi during my session, or immediately after. I will elaborate more on my points later tonight or tomorrow.
Unlike my usual talks, I decided not to focus too much on the social media aspect for two reasons. First of all, this was already a social media conference meaning that even if any of the delegates were not yet familiar with the tools etc, they should, in theory, already be keen to learn more about it (and therefore, no evangelising necessary). Secondly, there were going to be three other Malaysian bloggers speaking – all of whom are much more successful than I am – so I wanted to explore something different.
Thanks for the picture above, Khairul.
I chose instead to talk about journalism, and what the journey is like for a journalist in the age of social media. To lead into my discussion, I asked the question: Am I a journalist first, or a blogger?
That question, in a way, was a trick question in that I don’t even identify solely as a blogger. Yes, I do blog but I see my “dabbling” in social media as much more than that.
On that note, I present to you my presentation. Like my other Prezi’s, you might not know what is going on right away but when looking at it (if you’re interested lah), note how I have split the two into separate circles – but allowed them to overlap a little.
If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section, I will be happy to discuss further.