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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The Philippines as a Facebook Nation: We passed 20 Million in 2010, We’re #5 in the World.

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 […]

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