1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Technologies used: telephone libraries books, newspapers oral interviews PHP4 Dynamic HTML
Among these, the most important
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Ambassadors. It was very encouraging to note that when we started to approach teachers, cultural activities trainers and acquaintances about the project, people readily gave their commentaries on those festivals--- some favorable, others, not favorable. What helped us greatly, however, were the brochures and handouts from the organizers and from the government offices that we compared with the articles and commentaries we read.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
Impact to the community. Today, a lot of questions have been raised questioning the observance of the annual festivals of Tacloban, ranging from the issue on economic wastage to their authenticity as the city’s and the province’s cultural revival of what used to be practiced by our ancestors. The project hopes to give a balanced presentation, leaving it to the visitor to make up his mind if he wants to make a stand on his own.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
Involvement. The project enabled us to approach different offices, interview a lot of people, asking for handouts, digging at old newspaper articles, making social networking especially through parents, relatives and friends. We also got a lot of advise from them and helped us in the data gathering. Friends from organizations, such as MPh, and especially Philweavers Network, directed us to files, articles, and resources formerly unknown to us. For example, a weaver from Alchemy Solutions offered us sponsored webhosting when he found out at the Philweavers forum about our urgent need for hosting with PHP capabilities. Another weaver from INQ7.net also helped us retrieve some 1998 Inquirer articles which were no longer available at the website's public archive. Many people, mostly ones that we never have personally met, have in fact helped us through the Internet.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
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