I’ve been looking for a primer for a long time to explain how social media fits into the modern corporation (or any organization for that matter). The concept of the “social corporation” has been slagged around the buzzword scene for so long, I just had to figure it out myself. It’s a wild concept to […]Read more "Cool Video: Social Media in the Workplace"
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 […]Read more "Pedring 2011: Rain, Flood, Power Failure, Mobile Network breakdown, and Social Media"
For a brief moment at the height of Typhoon Pedring on September 27, mentions of Christopher Lao reappeared on Twitter , bringing the punsters – and the finger waggers – back out in the open. The term trended on Twitter for a brief moment, before receding and letting the more general #Pedring reign as a […]Read more "Pedring: The Return of Christopher Lao on Twitter"
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 […]Read more "In the Global Map of Social Media Penetration, the Philippines & Indonesia are crushing it"
Our home baked music site PhilMusic.com has gone through several stages of evolution in its 15 or so years of existence. It started as a mailing list (then referred to as a “listserv”) on the local ISP iPhil in 1996 before becoming a full-fledged web domain. It then went through another round of evolution as […]Read more "Reeling in the Years: Raiding the PhilMusic Archives"
Determining the Philippine Internet population has traditionally been a tale of chasing the “guesstimates”. The closest we had to a scientific effort to nail the figure were the studies published by the market research company AGB Nielsen. In 2009, they announced a figure of 20 Million online Filipinos that year, with a projected run up […]Read more "The Philippines as a Facebook Nation: We passed 20 Million in 2010, We’re #5 in the World."
Some months back, I gave this presentation (the deck is embedded here as a Slideshare link), which encapsulated some ideas I had been thinking of for sometime. It seems that as far as social media is concerned, several factors came into play in late 2009 that have conspired to create a “perfect storm” that have […]Read more "Why 2010 is the Year of Mobile Social Media"