Scanning Instagram for #LaglagBala photos, we encountered loads of anger, frustration, defiance, posters of Duterte, and plenty of plastic cling wrap.Read more "#LaglagBala – The airport ordeal continues, in first-person photos"
Avoid the bullets being planted in your luggage by evil airport officials in this Android game by indie game developer Kulit Games. Is this the beginning of political commentary via android app development?Read more "Tanim Bala: The Android Game that takes on the Great Bullet Scam (#LaglagBala)"
When the world needs a WTF news story, the Philippines seldom disappoints. The Great Bullet Scam (aka #LaglagBala) is the global WTF Du Jour.Read more "“The Great Bullet Scam” (aka Laglag Bala) is now officially the world’s current WTF News Story"
Twitter’s back, but her Yahoo e-mail, Facebook, and Instagram accounts are still inaccessible.Read more "How Maine Mendoza became the unwilling poster girl for personal data security"
Anonymous PH Hacked YayaDub’s Twitter Account: What we can all learn from this episode.Read more "YayaDub Got Hacked – and a Polite Hacker says “Sorry Po”"
I am normally not a big fan of Pinoy showbiz, love teams, noontime shows, Eat Bulaga, or even Tito Vic and Joey, but when the whole #Aldub situation broke out around a month ago, I developed a morbid fascination for the whole social media aspect of the thing. Specifically the use of Twitter hashtags and […]Read more "The Aldubification of the Twitterverse"
So I’ve been taking a look at Medium recently and I’ve been wondering if I should make the switch. Especially since it’s considered to be the hot new thing in blog-publishing. But mainly I like the contemporary look. And the responsive design, especially for mobile readers. Gave Medium a spin by republishing an old article […]Read more "A New Day, A New Theme – and Medium"
A few weeks ago the questions started to pop up out of thin air and lunge at me. There were text messages, Tweets (public tweets and DMs), Facebook PMs. They were incessant. They arrived at odd times of the day – while driving to work, while at a meeting, while having dinner. You would have […]Read more "“What happened to PhilMusic?” and other Pesky Questions"
Some years back, around the time the first generation Digital SLRs made their appearance. the photo bug bit me hard. Of course, every “serious” photographer eventually finds a speciality – mine was the area of concert photography. I liked the scene, loved the exaggerated stage lighting, and the unique expressions coming from musicians. Armed with […]Read more "Crowdsourcing local music scene documentation: The #PhilMusic hashtag on Instagram"
A social media meme of sorts has popped up in the Philippine online space since yesterday’s American Idol results. The meme goes: “Jessica Sanchez may have lost American Idol but she is the World Idol” or something to that effect. It sounds like consolation (or shall we say “consuelo de bobo“) for the hopelessly diehard […]Read more "Why Some Are Calling Jessica Sanchez the “World Idol” And Other Twitter Mysteries"