Dear FB,

I was only freshman in college when I was introduced to you. At first, I thought that you were just another social networking site like Friendster or Plurk. But the four years I had with you proved me wrong—you are different. Of all the SNS  I signed up for, you are, so far, my most favorite.

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E-radio in the Philippines

I have always loved listening to radios. I remember when I was a child, I used to wake up every morning with our radio set on. It was a routine every single morning.

If before, we have to have a walkman, a radio set or the built in radios in our mobile phone to tune in our favorite radio stations, now with a PC and a good internet connection, we can now tune in to our favorite radio stations, no matter where you are in the world. And this is made possible by online radio portals.

Online Radio Station Streaming

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The next big thing: Mobile-web devices

Mobile phones have changed the way we communicate. Since its first inception in 1973, mobile phones have already udergone a lot of changes. From simple features like text messaging and calling, we now can use it to easily access the web.

Today, we enjoy the comforts of internet surfing through our phones. Thanks to the proliferation of smart phones and mobile-web applications, we can be online anytime, anywhere. Continue reading

Film Fest Buzz

It was almost 3 months ago when Cinemalaya  had its annual Independent Film Festival and Competition. I was not really a fan but this has changed when my friend invited me to watch this year’s entries in CCP.

According to him, the number of people who went to see Cinemalaya entries this year has increased compared to previous years. Cinemalaya is an example of how powerful buzz and word-of-mouth can be. I further understood how these concepts work when I’ve read Emanuel Rosen’s The Anatomy of Buzz Revisited (2008).

How I contributed in generating the buzz?

A buzz begins with a comment.

It all started with us endlessly talking about the entries particularly these two films:

Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank (left) and Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa (right)

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Do you believe in Life after Likes?

Organizations who wish to penetrate the online arena have a lot of platforms to choose from. But among these platforms, Facebook seems to be the most popular launch pad of organizations and even brands who wish to go online. As easy as 1-2-3, they can now conveniently create fan pages on FB. These fan pages help them reach and engage their audience. Continue reading

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Going beyond your usual Youtube videos

Youtube is home to millions of videos. Funny, scary, educational, viral– name it, Youtube has it! But just recently, I was introduced to another kind of awesomeness called interactive Youtube videos. At first, you will think that these are your typical videos but they are not!

It works this way: While a video plays, options (usually links embedded in the video) will appear directing a viewer to another video or storyline. Users will be again presented with other options, directing him/her to another video and so on and so forth.

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Online Immortality, anyone?

Everyday we create a lot of contents online. This may come in the form of a tweet, a blog post, a picture, a video, and or a status update. With every post, we are building our own digital archive. As we co-create, we are also establishing our own online personality.

But have you ever thought of this question: What will happen to your online persona once you die?

Last week, I stumbled upon a video by Adam Ostrow on TED which explores this idea. In his talk entitled After your last status update, he discussed how it is possible for our online personas to continue thriving even after we are gone and how this phenomenon leads to profound implications on humanity. Continue reading

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