Level Up! Live 2009 live blog and social media coverage

Yup, it’s that time of the year again: Level Up! Live!

Thousands of Filipino gamers will converge again at the World Trade Center for the biggest online gaming event in the Philippines. And of course the Multimedia team and I will be there to once more to live blog and live-stream the event.

Check out our new live blog page at http://liveblog.levelupgames.ph

Here’s a screenshot from the Level Up! Flickr page.

Level Up! Live 2009 Live Blog and Live Video Stream

Not only, but we’re also going to providing social media coverage of LU! Live 2009 — and you can be part of it! 🙂

If you’re on Twitter, please place the hashtag #live2009 on all your LU! Live 2009-related tweets. For instance, maybe you want to plug your guild’s booth at LU! City.

You may also add the tag LIVE2009 on your blog posts, photos (for instance, if you’re uploading LU! Live 2009-related pictures to your Flickr accounts), and videos to share your Level Up! Live 2009-related content and make it easier for other Internet users to find them. We’ll also be able to send more people to your site because we’ll be showcasing posts with the LIVE2009 tag during the LU! Live 2009 live blog and on the Level Up! Portal after the event.

For more details, check out my Level Up! blog post.

See you at the World Trade Center on Nov. 7 and 8!

Watch U2 Rose Bowl concert via free live stream on YouTube

Yup, you can watch the U2 Rose Bowl concert live on YouTube wherever you are!

Here’s an excerpt from my CNET Asia blog post.

At 8:30 pm PT (11:30 am today in the Philippines and Singapore), join thousands of fans around the world who will watch U2’s Rose Bowl concert for free via the live video stream on YouTube.

This isn’t the first time YouTube is live streaming an event, but with the expected success of a concert of this magnitude by a band of U2’s stature, I’m hoping that YouTube will leverage on its dominance of the online video space to make live streaming a permanent fixture on the site.

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Cory Aquino: Live video stream of funeral and global mourning in cyberspace

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Today, August 5, the Filipino nation will bid farewell one final time to the woman who restored democracy in the Philippines and inspired peaceful People Power revolutions in other countries (some successful, some not).

Thousands of Filipinos are expected to turn out for the funeral of former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, with thousands more inside and outside the country watching the live video streams of GMANews.TV and ABS-CBN and interacting with fellow mourners online on social networks, such as on Facebook through this President Cory Aquino Facebook Page and the Global Wake for Cory Aquino in Cyberspace Facebook event.

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Death of Cory Aquino: Live video stream and photos of former Philippine President’s cortege

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Thousands of Filipinos have lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the cortege and pay their respects as the remains of former Philippine president Corazon “Cory” Aquino were transferred to the Manila Cathedral. As of this writing, the cortege is on its way to the church, where her body will lie in state after being transferred from La Salle Greenhills. The procession is being live streamed by GMANews.TV and ABS-CBN.

Aquino will be buried on Wednesday, Aug. 5, which has been declared a special non-working holiday by Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as part of the 10-day period of national mourning.

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Death of Cory Aquino, People Power icon: Live video stream of Aquino wake as Filipinos mourn

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post, a follow up to the entry I posted this morning, RIP, Cory Aquino: Live stream of Aquino videos as Filipinos mourn death of People Power icon.

GMANews.TV now has a live video stream of the wake of former Philippine President Corazon “Cory” Aquino, whose remains have been brought to La Salle Greenhills.

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Arroyo State of the Nation Address live blog and live video stream

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

As Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo prepares to deliver her ninth and final State of the Nation Address this afternoon, thousands of rallyists have converged in the Commonwealth Avenue area near Congress while Filipinos across the country and all over the world monitor events in cyberspace.

The opposition is calling on Arroyo to unequivocally state that she will step down next year at the end of her term, amid fears of Charter Change that would prolong her in power.

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Michael Jackson memorial: Watch it online via Facebook/CNN, Ustream/CBS News and other sites

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Sure, CNN and Facebook have teamed up before for the historic inauguration of US President Barack Obama, but as I previously blogged, the online coverage of the Michael Jackson memorial is expected to become the biggest Web event in history.

If you want to take part in this online event, head on over to CNN.com/Live. If you’re on Facebook, you can already RSVP for the event. The Facebook/CNN event will start at midnight ET in the US.

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