The TBTT buzz in Pakistan

November 28, 2009 at 11:18 pm 2 comments

It gladdens my heart that it required very little effort for me to explain to a team of young bloggers why creating a buzz regarding the Take Back the Tech campaign was so very important. They took ownership of the project almost immediately and have created a buzz on Twitter, Facebook and in the blogosphere.

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They have not only talked about the program, they have personalized it with stories they have heard and have come up with suggestions on how to counter the safety and privacy issues that women face online. There is a song in the works the lyrics of which were put together very quickly by Bina Shah at my request and the music was composed at record-breaking speed by Farrukh Ahmed. Thanks guys.

There are also some postcards in the works thanks to a few photos being provided by Jamal Ashiqain. Dr. Awab Alvi and Faisal Kapadia have done a special segment of The LaidBackShow with me to try and create an awareness of the issue.

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I am truly overwhelmed by all the support, as is Shahzad Ahmad of Bytesforall. B4A is the primary organisation behind the project in Pakistan (with P@SHA collaborating and providing logistic and networking support and coordination).

There are offline activities that are in the works that will take this to a larger audience. The issue is an important one and the more awareness that is created, the more buzz there is, the more likelihood that people will begin to attach the required amount of importance to it.

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