Continuing with my data collection re the event, below is a list of posts online before the event. I try to find them by searching for â€˜100 days All-Blogsâ€™ in Google and Technorati, and checking the first 10 pages of results (Google returns more than Technorati). Then in the posts I try to follow links from commenters and such, and also guessing who might have posted about it.
To be honest, they mostly say the same thing â€“ just announcing the event details, and so on, some emphasising more the â€˜Meet your YBâ€™ aspect than others. I guess what is does show how blogs are used for organising events:
At the end of the event, one of the last announcements was about the protest the next day, saying â€˜see you tomorrowâ€¦ if you donâ€™t know the details, check the blogsâ€™. Not to re-state the obvious, but it the way it was said â€“ so matter-of-factly â€“ it just brought home to me how much blogs are interwoven with contestatory political action in Malaysia, and how effectively blogs enable the bypassing of controls on information that were so prevalent before. They act as essential logistical nodes that disseminate information and provide an â€˜always-onâ€™ low-level mobilising tool for political action.
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