Today, February 16, 2010 is the launch of the Purple Thumb a Yahoo! election microsite that will focus on all election related issues especially of the 2010 Philippine elections.
Topics that will be discussed in said events are concerns and opportunities that social media will bring to this years election and the forum is entitled Tapping the Groundswell: How Social Media Will Change The Way Elections Are Covered.
The forum will drill issues such as ethics, campaigning through social media and how to integrate social media tools into editorial teams.
Distinguished political bloggers, journalist, academics, lawmakers and students will be at the discussion. The event is ongoing now at the Intercontinental Hotel in Makati.