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Cuban Bloggers Jockeying for Better Positioning
The two-day event organized by Jose Marti International Journalism Institute featured seminars by media representatives who have personal or shared weblogs.

Educational blogs were presented by students and professors from the University of Havana, while Trabajadores newspaper photographer Rene Massola discussed his personal experience with a weblog that features his photo-reports. He also spoke of other blogs posting the work of fellow photographers and updated information on photography in Cuba.

Social networking websites such as Facebook and Twitter "with their distinctive functional uses" were addressed by undergraduate journalist Elaine Diaz from the University of Havana. In another presentation, student Daneysi Granado from the University of Computer Sciences (UCI) suggested ways to better position Cuban weblogs.

In the closing event, organizing committee member Orlando Romero thanked all of the participants and invited them to hold the second national conference of bloggers next year.


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