THE Bloggies – the annual weblog awards – is back this year, in its 10th edition.

It was obviously the buzz all last week as it was the deadline for netizens to vote for their favourite blogs of the year at

The results are due out in the next month or so, and it will be an interesting wait to see which among Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr will be named the Best Web Application For Blogs. Perhaps WordPress or LiveJournal will stage an upset?

Many of the categories are divided by geographical continents – Best African Weblog, Best Asian Weblog and Best European Weblog, for example. However, there is also the “interest” category – Fashion, Food and Politics, among others.

Truth be told, I haven’t even heard of some of these blogs, and here’s why :
1. Many of the sites are US-centric, and
2. Most people have varied tastes in what they like to read online.

The other R.AGE bloggers, over the next few pages, pay tribute to the Bloggies’ 10th anniversary with suggestions of their own favourite blogs and social media sites.

There are too many of these sites out there for me to point out to you, so instead, I picked a few examples of tools, technologies and sites which made social media news over the past week.

Drew Barrymore getting married?
Is child star-turned-movie star Drew Barrymore really engaged? Well, if her Facebook page is anything to go by, then she is! Mashable, a top social media blog, posted a screenshot of Drew’s Facebook profile saying that she is engaged (you know how Facebook has its relationship status updates). It didn’t state who she is engaged to but word around Tinseltown is that she is dating fellow actor Justin Long, so maybe it’s him.

Is Drew Barrymore engaged?

Is Drew Barrymore engaged?

Drew’s representatives have released a statement denying the fact, though, but hey, you know what they say about stories coming from the horse’s mouth (or in this case, profile).

We’ll just have to wait and see. Hopefully this isn’t a case of Facebook profile hijack!

So last week’s biggest technology news was of course the release of the Apple iPad. Jokes about sanitary pads aside, the iPad is still a big conversation piece – for good and bad. One of the biggest topics would of course be whether or not the iPad is going to sell.

If Apple’s consumer products history in the past is anything to go by, for sure. Some people are not so certain, considering how basic the iPad is proving to be. It’s a great  tool to watch movies on the go, a brilliant ebook reader – but can it also serve as a computer?

Well, this might not really matter as Apple has already a cult-like fanbase to tap on. And you know that it can only get better. Remem-ber how basic the iPhone was when it was first released? Look at what it can do now!

I thought I’d add this because there’ll be lots of greeting cards for you to send out this month. In case you haven’t already realised, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day fall on the same day this year! is a platform that allows you to personalise your greeting cards online, but gets it delivered physically. That’s right, this is not your run-in-the-mill digital greeting card service. They don’t do e-greetings at all.

Instead, you can choose from a lot of card options, and you can personalise the text.  Get it delivered to you so that you can sign it, or just send it straight to your loved ones.

Valentine’s Day is obviously a popular choice so there are a few cards to choose from, while there is only one option for Chinese New Year. The cards might sound a tad expensive, considering it’s US$2.99 each but hey, that’s only about RM9. Greeting cards these days don’t come cheap, you know.

Tell us what you think!

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