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ProPakistani & Microsoft Organized Bloggers Meet-up

By  | 24, Jan 2012 | 22 Comments



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Following the global trend of social media, ProPakistani in collaboration with Microsoft Pakistan arranged a meet up for the bloggers from various platforms. The event also showcased an insight to the latest social media trends and digital tools.

This first session was attended by IT bloggers and Marketing professionals of Microsoft Pakistan, who provided insight to the participants on the diverse new aspects of blogging tools.

Talking at the occasion Shoaib Khalil, Marketing Lead, Microsoft Pakistan said that “Microsoft takes pride in claiming its share in the phenomenal evolution of blogging. With numerous benefits for an individual as well as for the society, blogging has changed things rapidly. This can be seen in the dramatic increase in the influence of blogging.” He added further: “One thing common between Microsoft and blogging is they both give you an innovative platform to express your ideas.”

Aamir Attaa from ProPakistani.com, also present at the occasion, said “blogging made its room so rapidly that today we have credible bloggers in the country, trusted by hundreds of thousands to get fresh, updated content for which they wait anxiously.” He further commented that credit for this uplift goes to multinational companies which grasped the potential in blogging and that is why we hear terms like bloggers’ meetups, seminars, workshops, blogging competitions etc.

Over 35 bloggers attended the meet-up at a café in Lahore. The audience was a mix of experienced, newbies as well as aspiring young bloggers.

A lot of blogging issues were brought up and discussed at the meet-up regarding Pakistani bloggers such as why Pakistanis don’t blog as much as their counterparts in the other countries and what kind of apprehensions bloggers usually face while blogging and maintaining active presence on social media platforms.

Many bloggers also shared their blogging experience and helped out aspiring bloggers with their queries regarding blogging and remaining active on social media platforms.

Talking about the latest features of Internet Explorer 9, Mr. Tahir Masood, Developers Evangelist Lead, Microsoft Pakistan said “The best thing for Windows 7 users is the pinned site feature in IE9. It opens up all kinds of possibilities like site owners promoting their sites for pinned treatment and offering buttons on their pages that pin a site automatically. Microsoft should be lauded for giving sites full control of app even though Chrome’s application shortcuts have the upper hand since they give the whole window to the site.”

The meet-up also included the exclusive review on the Windows Mobile applications development and Marketplace which is about to be launched in Pakistan.

Check below selected pictures from the event, complete gallery can be seen here:

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  • http://www.paktelecom.net Bilal Sarwari

    This meet up is realty superb and good experience for me, There should be some more activities like this on regular bases, I am sure trend of blogging will rise more in upcoming days…

  • http://thetechnofreaks.com M. Rafay

    Excellent initiative!!!

  • shariq

    bhai yeh itni khamoshi se kion organize kia? I wish you would have publicize it before doing so or atleast posted on your blog about meetup.

    P.S: accept advance apologies if you already did so but I missed it.

  • http://thelearns.blogspot.com/2012/01/norton-ghost-soft-by-using-this-you-can.html assi

    nice job

  • http://www.prizebondlucky.com/blog hamid

    best of luck

  • http://www.smsblaze.com Hanif

    superb !!
    but you should post this in blogup so that users can also participate. .

  • http://www.isharearena.com M.Aswad Mehatb

    O yar It would be a great thing to attend. Guys is this for ProPakistani Team only or you invited specific people only???

    M soo sad :(

  • kashif

    no girls?

  • http://www.abdulqadoos.com Abdul Qadoos

    that was an awesome event. i am sorry about getting late but believe me i really enjoyed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/bilalsarwari Bilal Sarwari

    A small contribution from my side about this bloggers meet up

    http://www.paktelecom.net/special-reports/bloggers-meetup-lahore-propakistani-microsoft/

  • http://infoworld786.com/ infoworld

    great event, bloggers should cheer up

  • http://www.commenti.org/ Prithvi

    Wow.. nice 1.. well. just went through the pics and found it nice.. Hope to have these kinda events more and more in the locality. Best of luck. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/007Zone Habibies

    Great, bt No invitations?

  • http://tal.al Talal Masood

    The meetup was very nice and first time, I guess this meetup was a mixed one, which included IT professionals and bloggers. I was honored to be the part of the event and hope that Microsoft arrange more meetups like this to interact with the IT professionals and bloggers to know their problems and their approach in different areas. Pakistan is one of the fastest growing Software Development country. We are more into application development rather than service oriented things. Pakistani developed apps are most on the top of App stores and Market places worldwide. Therefore, I think, Microsoft should take a very serious step into Pakistan to facilitate the developers and IT gurus more.

    • http://www.abdulqadoos.com Abdul Qadoos

      +1

    • http://www.infopakistan.pk K. Shahzad

      Talal I agree, also there is lots of talent here, lots of fresh Grads, who need to be put on correct track. With organization like Microsoft and such more stepping in, we could go much further.

    • http://www.usamaahmed.com/ Usama Ahmed

      Hey, aren’t you a photographer.

  • http://www.247online.tv Abid Beli

    Karachi bloggers can join 247online.tv launch meetup on 28th january.

    Send me your details on my email.

  • http://www.infopakistan.pk K. Shahzad

    good one, next time should be open for masses, whoever is interested, plus must be properly marketed.

    Would love to have similar event in RWP/ISB.

  • http://www.hackersgarage.com Alam

    This is good stuff and its really nice to see such events for bloggers in Pakistan. Thumbs up for Aamir Atta!

  • http://www.usamaahmed.com/ Usama Ahmed

    Its amazing that almost none of the bloggers here blog about MS tech.

  • http://naturalwaysofhealing.blogspot.com/ M.Akram

    good effort, Keep it up.