Friday, November 23, 2012

du Social Media Awards - Best Blog Finalist

Great news! This photoblog is one of nine finalists shortlisted for du Social Media Awards. It's also the only finalist from an expat.

I'm in the Best Blog category and up against stiff competition with The Book Shelter and Snyar.  The award winners will be announced and presented at an elaborate Gala Award Ceremony in the presence of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan & H.H Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan on 28 November, 2012.

The du Social Media Awards celebrate the country’s most innovative social media users. Entrants into the Awards will be recognised and rewarded for their positive social media presence; they will promote patriotism and encourage a strong community spirit within the UAE’s society.
“The nature of the submissions that we received for the du Social Media Awards reflects the UAE’s people high levels of creativity and innovation, and the willingness of each and every one of the nation’s residents to use social media to positively impact our community,” said Ahmad Bin Byat, Chairman, du. “We would like to thank the judging panel for volunteering, and for devoting their expertise to evaluate the submissions, and wish good luck to all of the shortlisted candidates.”

Abu Dhabi Daily Photograph

"Using a thought-provoking image each day, this photoblog both promotes the UAE and challenges common misconceptions and stereotypes about the country and the Arab world. Realizing that modern audiences respond better to visual content than text, the photoblog published 740 photos in four years. It innovatively uses these photos for fundraising, through charity sales of UAE-themed photo screensaver CDs. It has benefited Haiti earthquake survivors, among others. Rather than exclusively using the “Big 3” social media sites, it uses additional sites like and TripWow. The blog receives visitors from 145 countries, demonstrating how it has captured the imaginations of a global audience".


Guyana-Gyal November 23, 2012 at 5:40 AM  

I didn't know your blog's done so much!

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A collection of photographs portraying life in one of the world's wealthiest cities - Abu Dhabi, the island capital of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Waters, a photography aficionado, a thalassophile (look it up !) and proud finalist of the du Social Media Awards 2012 for Best Blog/Blogger

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