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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Nigerian Bloggers Network makes a debut

INFORMATION and Communications Technology (ICT) enthusiasts in the country have come up with a network of its own group of bloggers, known as the Nigerian Bloggers Network (NBN) meant to increase and sustain blogs from this part of the globe.

A weblog, usually shortened to blog, but occasionally spelled web log is a web-based publication consisting primarily of individual thoughts streamlined into periodic articles normally in reverse chronological order and could be accessed by a much larger population freely online.

The network being propelled by the first Nigerian Information Technology Youth Ambassador, Mr. Gbenga Sesan, says the network, http://www.nigerianblogers.com, is to act as the nation’s blog aggregator with different categories including technology.

He explained that the network was primarily developed as a venue to unite all Nigerian bloggers around the globe via syndicating their content and discussions through its forum.

“We’re really impressed by some Nigerian blogs and we decided to invite them to join our forum at http://forum.nigerianbloggers.com,” he said.

Stressing that the network encourages bloggers to invite the Nigerian friends too to join the network, even as the membership is free, bloggers must be over or exactly the age of 13 years of age at the time of joining the network.

“Our main aim is to encourage Nigerians to start blogging about topics that interest them,” he asserted, emphasizing that this plan is expected to be achieved through aggregating and online forum, which offers the creation of an environment for everybody to read.

“This entails saving Nigerian blogs from isolation, which has been
one of the main reason why Nigerians are discouraged to blog,” he
noted.

Currently, he said, the network is open to suggestions and also volunteers as he looks forward to seeing Nigeria join the forum and to help encourage more Nigerians to start blogging.

“We need more Nigerian bloggers especially in the technology, culture, and arts department,” he said.

Membership of NBN as at the time of going to the press is over 50 as indicated in the forum which cut across all professions globally.

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