You can tell when a website name has truly become a household word when it has transitioned from being a brand to a verb. Especially when used in a predominantly Tagalog or Taglish sentence. To cite the most obvious example “Google” has become a commonly used English verb for “to search on the Internet“. “I Googled […]Read more "No one wants to be “Friendstered”"
The last time we did an analysis of PH Facebook stats, the results appeared to surprise some who still believed that Friendster occupied the top dog position in the Philippines, as it still did for the first part of 2009. A quick glance at this Google Trends screenshot shows where things went horribly wrong for […]Read more "Another look at Philippine Facebook Stats"
We’ve heard of social media mashups before, but this one strikes us as more than just a little odd. Apparently Friendster maintains an official account on Twitter (which is confirmed through a post on the official Friendster blog). Since Friendster’s operations have been increasingly Philippine-centric, this Twitter account is run out of Manila. The Twitter […]Read more "Friendster’s Twitter is Updated from Facebook"
Conventional wisdom, at least as far as the local Internet is concerned, would have it that the Philippines is something of an oddball oasis where localized tastes have catapulted obscure web players to top status, while global top dogs trail far behind. We inhabit an alternate universe. In DC Comic book terms, we are Earth-23 […]Read more "In the Philippines, it’s Facebook vs. Friendster and Twitter vs. Plurk. Guess who wins?"