Tessa!By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
In the ever-spinning digital world where every second is a shipload of information, connectivity is the key to keep pace with all things that matter. This new world of social media is measured by the number of “likes” or “shares” or “hashtags” for an event to trend.
By Marianne Barriaux
When Canada’s ambassador to China posted photos of his car on the embassy’s Twitter-like weibo page, the instant, mass response boosted his country’s image in a way that surely stunned many diplomats.
Roots and WingsBy Cathy Babao-Guballa
The gift of grace can be found in the unlikeliest of places. Patty Balquiedra has found much of it on the social networking site Twitter. Recently diagnosed with Stage 2-A breast cancer and about to begin her chemotherapy, she has found comfort in the love of family and friends—online and offline—as she bravely shares with the world her brave trek into the trenches that many women dread taking.
By Judee Zabala
Margaret (@derpinya) A lot of people worked hard and even risked their lives just for us to get the freedom we deserve. And now this happens. Zahra Bianca Saldua (@balinguyngoy) Dear Mr. *****, congratulations! You have been awarded the most hated person in the Philippines… How does it feel?? EL Buenaflor (@buenamazing) Isa [...]
By Pam Pastor
App developer JP Loh (@jploh) and social media strategists Ros Juan (@juanxi) and Tonyo Cruz (@tonyocruz) know the power of Twitter.
Rescue teams, police and hospital workers went above and beyond the call of duty to come to the aid of those in need, logging in long hours and setting aside their own comforts and event safety to serve other people. Volunteers wasted no time, springing to action even as the disaster was still unfolding. They braved the strong rain and the flooded streets to get to relief centers, to cook meals, to pack goods, to get people to safety, to let the hapless know they weren’t forgotten. Those who couldn’t leave their homes raided their closets and pantries for things they could donate and used the Internet to disseminate important information. Donations have been given and pledges have been made even by people outside the country. We wish we had all their names so we could honor them. They are all heroes.
When news of the proposed P1-million bounty for Globe Asiatique Realty Holdings Corp. owner Delfin Lee hit headlines, heads turned to his very visible socialite daughter Divine. Some people even say she should be included in the charge sheet of people involved in the Pag-Ibig fraud.
My Chair RocksBy Conchita C. Razon
For the fast few days, every Filipino has worn a shroud of sorrow to mourn the passing of our beloved Dolphy. This incredibly funny, sensitive, gentle and gracious, incomparable entertainer was genuinely respected and held in high esteem by powerful people, his peers and by the man on the street.
Mama Says MercyBy Mara Coson
Twitter was the first to tell us. Then, it tried to undo its own news perhaps not only because they were really false alarms, but also because there also has been, in such talent, an assumed immortality.
By Mitch Felipe Mendoza
We use social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs to virtually “connect” with people, updating each other with regular status reports and giving (and receiving) feedback about them. Social networking sites readily provide us with what we personally, professionally and socially need—and everything for free.
@Becker_Boris: Respect to @andersoncooper for being honest! I love that guy