Alexander Acosta Osorio

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what bloggers can do

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Protest on Tahrir Square

Image by Floris Van Cauwelaert via Flickr

BBC’s interactive media visuals in What bloggers can do: The camp that toppled a president,  shows  bloggers as one of the forces in the recent social revolution that has toppled Hosni Mubarak form power in Egypt.

Throughout the media presentation you will be able to click on different points that were set up in by protesters in Tahrir Square and that made part of their organization during 18 days of protests.

take a pick into the square:

We have had access to reports 24/7 on the unrest in Egypt. However, having a closer look at what is really going on in the ground, as BBC’s multimedia shows, offers a ever greater perspective, and effectively connect us even more to the news story.

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February 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm


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Not much going on. Since Thursday’s last post viewfinder stands still in the blogosphere.

I cannot say the same about the rest of the BBC as its coverage of the unrest in Egypt has been restless.

Nothing is going on in viewfinder thus I looked up the site’s menu bar, clicked on ‘news’ and went right on where the action is: BBC’s News home page. There I can read, watch and listen the latest news, and that includes many visuals of course. Clearly the photo editor has been busy. It usually happens  that when people who have other responsibilities are too busy their blogs simply freeze in time.

So, after scanning the news, the latest headlines, features and analysis, by region and field of interest, I clicked on ‘ in pictures’ ( right under home.)

You can click on the ‘week in pictures’ slide show, a weekly selection of photographs from around the globle; also on the right side there’s a photo essay on Egypt. Right under it another one about the US and Canada snow storms, and under it you can jump all the way to Australia to see, literally, what happened with the Cyclone Yasi there.

Now, that’s refreshing.

On the lower column there is a link  that will take you back to viewfinder and its last post( on insects). You are welcome there, if you need a break from the news.

Follow ‘in pictures’ here:

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February 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm

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