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Wading through the Net SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 03/01/2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Wading through the Net

Dinah S. Ventura

It’s true that you can get almost anything from the Internet these days. You can update yourself on news here and abroad, book your vacations, conduct banking activities, communicate with family and friends, do your shopping, and even get entertained by the antics of total strangers.
But, like any buffet, you have got to make judicious choices in order to emerge properly nourished and satisfied rather than suffering from indigestion. Indeed, too much information — not all of them relevant — can make you ill… or ill-tempered at the very least.

And in the light of all these technological highs and lows, the automation of elections has been causing plenty of conjecture and raised fears among various sectors of society. In fact, this is one of the main concerns about the big day, May 10, right up there with the issues big and small related to the candidates and their general trustworthiness.
If there are any doubts at all that the Filipino people have begun to grow in awareness and participation with regard to their rights and their stake in the future, then the unabated efforts by coalitions of various sectors to make the coming elections count should remove all that.

Today, various media are being used as vehicles for education and promotion, both by non-political and political bodies. While print and television entities continue to do their part by disseminating information about the coming elections and the candidates, updating the people and encouraging voters to make informed choices, additional campaigns are being done together with other groups... MORE

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