The Great DPWH Photoshop meme: Made in China, Imported to the Philippines

Not only is everything here made in China nowadays, even our public officials are ripping off crackpot ideas from their Chinese counterparts. The DPWH Facebook page recently came under fire with this now historic Photoshopped image of three officials inspecting the post-Pedring carnage along Roxas Boulevard: This was such an obviously Photoshopped image (and a bad […]

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Pedring 2011: Rain, Flood, Power Failure, Mobile Network breakdown, and Social Media

On September 25, 2009, Typhoon Ondoy lashed Metro Manila and plagued it with wind, rain, floods and power failures. Mobile networks (mainly Globe) went down, causing communications breakdown. And social media took center stage as people plugged into the networks, reporting news, finding news, generating Tweets, Facebook updates, sharing media, and creating homespun disaster reporting […]

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In the Global Map of Social Media Penetration, the Philippines & Indonesia are crushing it

It’s an accepted fact that as far as social media sites are concerned, Indonesia and the Philippines are usually at the top of the charts in almost any category in both the Southeast Asia surveys and the world rankings. Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare – you name it. Though I’ve yet to see results for Google+, it […]

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