Of journalism and abolishing ‘citizen journalists’

Check out my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Here’s an excerpt.

The editorial Let’s Abolish ‘Citizen Journalists’ on The Digital Journalist caught my attention, thanks to a tweet from @gangbadoy retweeting the link from @glossmania.

While I don’t agree with the article entirely, it does raise good points on the need to vet stories posted and spread through social networks, and the kind of dedication and courage it takes for journalists to actually cover news events.

Read the full story.

Add Filipinos Unite in #Ondoy Twibbon to your Twitter avatar

Twitter users are now displaying the Filipinos Unite in #Ondoy Twibbon created by Maki Eduardo on their avatars to show support for the Philippine flood victims of tropical storm Ondoy (international codename: Ketsana).

Here’s a look at the Twibbon and some recent supporters.

Want to add the Twibbon to your Twitter avatar? Click here.

Read my CNET Asia blog post for more examples of online support for the victims of Ondoy/Ketsana.