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Why do we Blog?

By Rigyam (See the original article in Tibetan)

As Blogging is relatively new to us, we are just about becoming aware of its importance in our society. According to outsiders, people publish blogs to further the objective of their professions. If this is the case, then many bloggers in Tibet have no such objectives. I have no any purpose in publishing posts on my blog, too.

Blogging is really curious as many people can read immediately what is posted. With a computer (I choose to use the word “computer” as the exile Tibetans are used to it) and internet access, one can publish articles in accordance with one’s own wishes without the need for approval by a magazine editor; nor the hassle of having one’s specially chosen of words with specific meanings deleted by others indiscriminately. (more…)

An Introduction to Tibetan Youth Forum

An anonymous author wrote this introduction to a popular website, Tibetan Youth, for the Tibet Web Digest. It was submitted on April 3, 2007.

Tibetan Youth is the most popular forum in Tibet and the most active Tibetan language website. Although the website itself does not provide content and news, readers and bloggers submit all sorts of information and news. Thus, this forum is becoming a very important website where Tibetan youth can exchange ideas, news and gossip relatively freely. The readers are primarily monks who cannot read Chinese and college students who are specializing in Tibetan studies. (more…)

An Introduction to the website Tibettl.com

An anonymous author submitted this introduction to a popular Tibetan language website on May 30, 2007.

Tibetan Language Website at http://www.tibettl.com/ is one the most popular Tibetan websites in Tibet. Four Tibetans from the Normal University of Qinghai Province created it in 2005. The website was largely funded by private donations. The purpose of the website is to promote Tibetan languages in Tibet, and, as they have said in their editorial, “to unify Tibetan languages in three regions and to promote Tibetan in the website.” (more…)