There has been recent discussion over at Barbados Free Press speculating on the influence which blogs maybe having on how decisions are being made in Barbados. There is no denying the power of the blogosphere in the North America, Asia and Pacific countries. BU suspect that our influence has not yet reached that of the countries mentioned; however the acceptance of blogs as a credible news channel outside of Barbados has provided the opportunity to force that influence by operating in the blogosphere and therefore benefiting from external pressures which maybe be exerted.
A classic example is the request which Bajan bloggers received to respond to a CNN request for a web cam interview to speak to the world about how Barbadians are currently preparing for a partial impact from the approaching Hurricane Dean. Understandably, BU had to respectfully decline the request and referred CNN to our only snub nosed reporter left on the island, David Ellis.
We’re looking for a Barbados based blogger who could do an interview via web cam this evening on Anderson’s show. Just want to talk about Hurricane Dean preparations. Could you call me at the number below, or let me know how best to reach you via phone?
Anderson Cooper 360, CNN, One Time Warner Center, 7th FloorNew York, NY 10019-8012
To all you Barbadians relaxed in believing that Barbados is not going to adopt “world behavior” very soon___ you are in for a rude awakening!