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Public and specialists decide the best blogs in Brazil

For the second consecutive year, the polls at the Blogs Brazil 2008 Award website were open from December through January, ending on Jan. 23 with a big party, Campus Party Brazil. Voters were split into two types, a jury and the public, with the finalist entries grouped into 30 categories, reports Global Voices Online.

The jury was made up of specialists, and more than 30,000 people participated in the public vote.

"According to the panel of specialists, the best blog in 2008 was Blog do Tas, whereas according to public opinion, Brogui deserved the top prize. With over 1,000 followers and almost 4,000 updates, Brogui was a brave contender to beat Blog do Tas, written by a successful and well known Brazilian journalist, Marcelo Tas. Being quite as informative as Tas, Brogui is more light-hearted, design-conscious and also outdoes Blog do Tas in interactivity with other blogs. Brogui won 1,621 votes ahead of the 1,415 won by third-placed Blog do Tas." (Global Voices Online).

Visit this link for the list of winning blogs, and read the full report on the Global Voices Online link above.

-- Deborah Bonello in Mexico City

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