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Last Updated: Friday, 22 July, 2005, 23:28 GMT 00:28 UK
Digital Citizens: Your creativity
By Darren Waters
BBC News entertainment reporter

All this week the BBC News website has speaking to people whose creativity has been transformed in the digital age.

We asked you to send in details of your blogs, podcasts, short films and digital photos.

Here are some examples of your creativity:

Please note that some blogs can contain strongly-worded language and highly-personal views.


Bus in India
From the blog: On Leh-Manali Road, Pang

Mridula Dwivedi from New Delhi has started a blog of travels around her home country of India.

"I recently started blogging and like many others initially I was not quite convinced about why on earth should I blog?," she said,

"It so happened that I was planning a trip to Ladakh and I wanted to know how it was, from people who have actually visited the place and not from travel/tour operators. I turned to the personal accounts and blogs.

"They give you the good bad and the ugly too. So, I also started writing just before the trip."

It is a short travel blog but gives a real flavour of her experiences.


North Korean submarine captured in South Korea
The blog has photos, accounts and even movies

Many people use blogs to record their travel experiences for friends and family back home.

Stephen Little, from Eastbourne, in southern England, has been recording his travels around Asia since September 2003.

He lives in Japan and has also travelled to Thailand and South Korea.

In a recent post he describes a visit to Gangneung, South Korea, where a captured North Korean submarine is on display.

He wrote: "The submarine became grounded on rocks on 17 September 1996. The commander of the vessel burnt all the important documents relating to the mission, the effects of which can still be seen inside the burnt-out cabin.

"Eleven of the crew members were then shot, either in a suicide pact or by the soldiers on board."


Saxophone player
Street musician, London

Brian Halpin is a web programmer who takes documentary-style photographs of London, where he lives.

A recent series of photographs have focused on the underground system, which was recently the target of a series of attacks which left more than 50 people dead.

Other photos include a series on street musicians, a high-profile football match at Chelsea and portraits of Brixton, south London.

He has also taken a series of portraits of Jutujak market in Thailand.


Music podcasts are thin on the ground because licensing for such programmes has yet to be sorted out in many countries.

But Mark Hunter runs a thrice-weekly show which showcases new Scottish bands and artists who have given their permission for the podcasts to play their music.

The quality of the music played is high and while the podcast is relatively new, it is beginning to attract attention and listeners.


Illustrations form a large part of the blog

Vitriolica is a British illustrator and blogger who lives in Portugal. Her blog consists of general accounts of her life, but also remarkable illustrations.

Like many bloggers, the London bombings sparked a flurry of posts, and in Vitrioloca's case pictures.

She wrote: "I am intensely angry. As I am everytime this happens... New York, Madrid, Beslan... but this time it's London, it's my people, it's my country, it's the districts in which I used to work, it's personal."

She says she blogs because she can "express myself in words and pictures in a form that no-one would have hired me to do, nor would it work necessarily very well on paper. And no-one has to pay me for it or kill a tree".


Street portrait by Btezra
This photograph was taken 10 years ago but has new life online

A photographer who uses the name Btezra e-mailed the BBC News website to let us know about a gallery of his pictures.

He has a collection of portraits of people on the streets of Pittsburgh, in the US, which he stores on the photo sharing site Flickr.

Flickr has a become very popular way of storing photographs online and sharing them with others.

Btezra also has many pictures of his home town online, as well as a series of photo essays on the subject of protest.

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