Blog Action Day to Unite Us Against Poverty

I noticed that I’ve been mostly writing about art and fashion here on SME, but today I thought I’d talk about something that’s more serious and grown up. It’s about the Blog Action Day. What about it?, well Blog Action Day is a mass online discussion and debate event that aims to unite the world’s bloggers, podcasters and videocasters to talk about the truly global issue of poverty.

You may sit there and think, this is not something that affects you directly, but if you think carefully, poverty is still prevailing, whether it’s globally or locally. Poverty doens’t mean being unable to afford a car or a house nor is it about not being able to fullfil our dreams and goals, to some it simply means a constant struggle for survival and even the basics of life’s necessities.

Launched this month, the event will happen on 15th October 2008 and I can already feel that this is going to be the biggest online discussion on the issues that are facing every societies of the world, including poverty and the environment. Throughout the event, thoughts and opinions are wildly encouraged and freedom speech sought to be declared. Below is their promo video.

I personally think that this is a great example of how social media can be used to unite people for a single purpose, a purpose that has been around for so long yet very crucial to the human race and our very existance, and I loudly applaud the organisers of the event for their remarkable effort in bringing this to bloggers like me. Opinionated as I am, I’ll be using the opportunity to throw some wild comments and thoughts, in non-disstressing ways of course 😉

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