Barbados Blogs’ Print Editions Sent To Over 10,000 Barbados Email Addresses

A quick note to say that we have received confirmation that a single email containing copies of the first “print” editions of both Barbados Underground and Barbados Free Press has been sent out via an email list containing over 10,000 Barbados email addresses.

We’re trying to assess the “success rate” of the e-mailing and also determine if any of the email was blocked by C&W as we’ve heard some talk about blocking.

We’ll keep you informed.

Reference:

BFP: Two Barbados Blogs Now Have Print Editions – Barbados Government and Media Stunned At Loss Of Control Over News

Barbados Underground: First Print Edition

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17 responses to “Barbados Blogs’ Print Editions Sent To Over 10,000 Barbados Email Addresses

  1. jamaicangirl2007

    Is that legal? Can they block you from sending out email unless a few recipients complain? I don’t think they can do so legally…

  2. jamaicangirl2007

    wow…BFP you now moderating? Don’t blame you guys at all….when I read some of the stuff that comes in on my blog I think it’s a good idea.

  3. Anonymous

    This is wonderful news as well, I did my bit in cutting and pasting some stories together and using your discreet mailer distributed to many ministries and gov’t departments and heads of missions and actually to some regional newspapers and the Guardian in London as well to see where it goes and if it goes.
    This corruption must cease and it must cease now we cannot continue with this wholesale raping of the treasury as these people the blp are presently raping our island.
    One was even sent to the PM’s office for his perusal, he MAY NOT BE AWARE OF THE CORRUPTION you know !!
    When will the second batch be ready for mailing ???

  4. Wishing in Vain

    These guys have been in office for too long they all feel a sense of entitlement.
    Time to clean house!
    Vote the blp bums out!

  5. It is beginning to look like the traditional Barbadian media are coming under intense pressure daily to come up with answers to counter this huge wave of interest shown by thousands upon thousands of Barbadians in Barbados based-internet blogging and its Barbadian relatives.

    Barbados’ case, this relatively new phenomenum must certainly be an indicator that such multitudes of Barbadians wish indeed to be part and parcel of news and information media – in such cases, BFP, BU, etc. – in which their own feelings, opinions, facts, information on certain matters and issues, whether of national or international importance or not, can almost wholly be uncensoredly or unfetteredly put out into some sphere – in this case, blogosphere for many to observe. And, quite in anticipation of the support of, the education of, disinterest by, of opposition and rejection by, some or most of these same multitudes of Barbadians and, very certainly, other nation people – things which the traditional Barbados media are incapable or unable to do or allow for, at this time.

    It is a revolution of immense sorts in Barbadian information/communication channels, given that there has already been the global information/communication technological revolution.

    Four advantages of Barbados-based internet blogging ( via BFP, BU, etc. ) are: (1), Spatial and temporal – greater space and time than newspapers, radio, TV based in Barbados can provide for of any amount of commentary proposed; (2), Instant/access – allows for greater and more instant/access than Barbadian-based newspapers, radio and TV formally allow for, not only from the perspective of the presentation of news, current affairs and general information, but also from the perspective of the news, current affairs and general information gathering, sharing and aggregation process as between active or non-active participants in this said process of establishing news, current affairs and information; (3), Money cost of operating – greater reduces than newspapers, radio and TV do, the money cost of providing for and participating in such news/current affairs/ general information/communication processes; (4), Official displays of linkages to supporting evidence – greater capacity and speed than the traditional media have in providing official displays of certain supporting evidence about certain matters and issues, as coming from various sources; and (5), Protection of the identities of persons – far greater protection given to identities than the newspapers, radio and TV operations in Barbados formally provide for, which so many Barbadians would certainly see as being to their advantage if they wish to provide certain types of information without publicly revealing who they are.

    Four disadvantages of Barbados-based internat blogging (via BFP, BU, etc.) are: (1), Too much anonymity – in contrast to what the traditional media in Barbados officially allows for, this great extent and variety of anonymity that, say, BFP and BU allow for, can lead to the entire distortion and misuse of the best uses blogging can be put to, and as such the latter can lead to the turning off of fellow bloggers from blogging; (2), lack of editorial oversight – owing to the potential/deluges of different news, information and spam entering into blogging centres, it becomes more difficult, timewise and otherwise, for those persons running these Barbadian-based blogs and doing the editorial functions than those persons within the traditional media and doing the editorial functions to properly moderate/edit for what should be the real standard/s for allowing informational inputs to be presented for the viewing of fellow bloggers; (3), current lack of so-called economies of scale – blogging is mainly restricted to the use of computers and therefore, unlike the other main media in Barbados, is currently limited to the real value added that it itself can produce to enable many persons to invest and profit in it; and (4), lack of Barbadian legality surrounding blog “owners” and operators in Barbados – the current lack of Barbadian laws and regulations providing incentives, balance, and security to Blog “owners” and their operations, which is very unlike traditional Barbadian media, and which unless this situation is changed in the coming years, will help keep down blog “owners” and their operations to primarily being news and information gatherers, conduits and accumulators, and NOT corporate and business movers and shakers in line with their great and revolutionary information/communication potential.

    Surely, this phenomenum needs to be properly and carefully academically, scientifically and otherwise studied for measuration and significance of its full impact on Barbadian society!! BFP and BU must lead the way in such a regard, for the Nation, Advocate, CBC, etc., will NOT do so at this stage!!

  6. It is beginning to look like the traditional Barbadian media are coming under intense pressure daily to come up with answers to counter this huge wave of interest shown by thousands upon thousands of Barbadians in Barbados based-internet blogging and its Barbadian relatives.

    In Barbados’ case, this relatively new phenomenum must certainly be an indicator that such multitudes of Barbadians wish indeed to be part and parcel of news and information media – in such cases, BFP, BU, etc. – in which their own feelings, opinions, facts, information on certain matters and issues, whether of national or international importance or not, can almost wholly be uncensoredly or unfetteredly put out into some sphere – in this case, blogosphere for many to observe, as opposed to what they experience with this increasingly authoritarian, oligarchically and monopolistically predisposed traditional Barbadian media. And, yes, when supplying this information quite in anticipation of the support of, the education of, disinterest by, of opposition and rejection by, some or most of these same multitudes of Barbadians and, very certainly, other nation people – things which the traditional elistist Barbados media are incapable or unable to do or allow for, at this time.

    It is therefore a revolution of immense sorts in Barbadian information/communication channels, given that there has already been the global information/communication technological revolution.

    Four advantages of Barbados-based internet blogging ( via BFP, BU, etc. ) are: (1), Spatial and temporal – greater space and time than newspapers, radio, TV based in Barbados do provide for of any amount of commentary proposed; (2), Instant/access – allows for greater and more instant/access than Barbadian-based newspapers, radio and TV formally allow for, not only from the perspective of the presentation of news, current affairs and general information, but also from the perspective of the news, current affairs and general information gathering, sharing and aggregation process as between active or non-active participants in this said process of establishing news, current affairs and information; (3), Money cost of operating – greater reduces than newspapers, radio and TV do, the money cost of providing for and participating in such news/current affairs/ general information/communication processes; (4), Official displays of linkages to supporting evidence – greater capacity and speed than the traditional media have in providing official displays of certain supporting evidence about certain matters and issues, as coming from various sources; and (5), Protection of the identities of persons – far greater protection given to identities than the newspapers, radio and TV operations in Barbados formally provide for, which so many Barbadians would certainly see as being to their advantage if they wish to provide certain types of public information without publicly revealing who they are.

    Four disadvantages of Barbados-based internat blogging (via BFP, BU, etc.) are: (1), Too much anonymity – in contrast to what the traditional media in Barbados officially allows for, this great extent and variety of anonymity that, say, BFP and BU allow for, can lead to the entire distortion and misuse of the best possible uses this type of blogging can be put to, and as such the latter can lead to the turning off of fellow bloggers from blogging with BFP, BU, etc. ; (2), lack of editorial oversight – owing to the potential/deluges of different news, information and spam entering into blogging centres, it becomes more difficult, timewise and otherwise, for those persons running these Barbadian-based blogs and doing the editorial functions than those persons within the traditional media and doing the editorial functions to properly moderate/edit for what should be the real standard/s for allowing informational inputs to be presented for the viewing of fellow bloggers and others; (3), current lack of so-called economies of scale – blogging is wholly restricted to the use of computers and therefore, unlike the broadcasting and printing functions of the main media in Barbados, is currently limited to the real value added – which is small – that it itself can produce to enable many persons to invest in and profit from it; and (4), lack of Barbadian legality surrounding or supporting blog “owners” , their operations and bloggers in Barbados – the current lack of Barbadian laws and regulations providing incentives, balance, and security to Blog “owners”, their operations and bloggers, which is very unlike what is found in the traditional Barbadian media, and which unless this situation is changed in the coming years, will help keep down blog “owners”, their operations and bloggers to primarily being news and information gatherers, conduits and accumulators, and NOT corporate and business movers and shakers in line with their great, revolutionary information/communication potential.

    Surely, this phenomenum needs to be properly and carefully academically, scientifically and otherwise studied for measuration and significance of its full impact on Barbadian society!! BFP and BU must lead the way in such a regard, for the Nation, Advocate, CBC, etc., will NOT do so at this stage!!

  7. Hants

    Peoples Democratic Congress you are beginning to abuse this blog with very lengthy political statements.

    Show some consideration for the rest of us and truncate your messages.

    We want discussion on this blog not long winded political statements.

    This is my personal point of view and BFP may not agree with me.

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    BFP Replies

    Good Morning Hants!

    We’ve been concerned about the length of their posts since the beginning, but to be fair they are about half the size they were so they are trying.

    We don’t mind them posting at all and find that there are a few nuggets to be found in their pile of marl. They don’t post too often so they are easy to skip over and I think that is what most folks do.

    Let’s ask the other BFP readers whether this is actionable or is it more like a neighbour that is a bit noisy on the street but otherwise a good family so we let it be.

  8. Anonymous

    PDC

    Keep it short & sweet.

  9. Hants

    BFP I am glad you are moderating to clean up the filth spewed by the BLP operatives.

    This blog has become an important forum for right thinking Barbadians.

    Everyone benefits from this blog especially the BLP because it has given them an opportunity to do damage control before the next election.

    They should be thanking you instead of trying to destroy you.

  10. BFP

    Thanks Hants

    Clive is trying to modify the blog so we can have a sign saying “Auntie Moses Is In” or out, etc.

    That is IF he sobers up from the celebration last night.

    We were shown proof about the 10,000 emailing list last night and we think the world just changed again.

    More later! 🙂

  11. Straight talk

    Don’t mind their shorter posts, but can you get Mark Adamson to change his mugshot, it is scaring my dog!

  12. PDC headsup re. precis.

    PDC,
    we realize the communist dialectic is still with you,
    but there’s a new word.
    Precis.

    We learnt it in school – i.e. getting to the meat of the matter.

    As your writings stand now, I routinely scroll past them, every single time.
    THAT’s how much you’re getting your message thru to me, and to a host of others,too, I’d suspect.

    Precis.

  13. YUM YUM I like it!

    PDC

    One sentence is 212 words long – 200 words too long!

    No-one is reading.

    Make it shoerter!

  14. Hants

    Peoples Democratic Congress, we are interested in what you are willing to discuss.

    This blog has been focused on what the Government has been doing and also offering solutions through the opinions of bloggers.

    Talk to us, not at us.

    We all care about Barbados and Barbadians.

  15. reality check

    Hants

    you are absolutely spot on

    PDC reminds me of those long winded overpaid politicians that get up in parliament and drone on for hours as if they have an audience of thousands. They don’t and brevity or efficiency count. Neither of those words apply to any of the politicians and certainly not the PDC.

    God forbid that the people return a party like the PDC or anyone else who can’t get to the point across succinctly but rather try and baffle us with complete shite ( sp?). Mia is included in that comment.

  16. My uncle in St Vincent sent me a copy, the sender cusses the false version of this blog and uses its own catchphrase against it

  17. cherry2enpowered

    i have some info to send out.How do i get hold of local e-mail adresess?

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    BFP Replies…

    Send emails to us at barbadosfreepress@yahoo.com

    We will never reveal a source.