Tag Archives: social media

AKB48 and Google+ in 2019

What had AKB48, the world’s largest pop group, to do with Google, the world’s most popular search engine? In December 2011, AKB48 inked a deal to promote Google+, the search giant social network. Under the deal, every member of AKB48 was given her own Google+ page where fans can interact with their oshimen – literally …

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My Social Media Experience: Goodbye Google Plus (Google+)

Author’s note: This is the fourth article I have written about my experience of the phenomenon called “social networking.” Google+, Google’s failed entry into social networking, shut down yesterday. Thank you, Google+, for more than 7 years of love If it was not for an ex-workmate, I would not have known Google Plus (Google+) in …

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Musing over AlDub (Part 2)

(Last of two parts. Don’t forget to read Musing over AlDub (Part 1) Stress reliever of sorts The kalyeserye has achieved critical acclaim and social media success, resulting to increased ratings for Eat Bulaga!, a resurgent showbiz career for Alden, and endorsements for both Alden and Yaya Dub. The reception towards AlDub was also a subject of …

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Musing Over AlDub (Part 1)

We Filipinos always love new and exciting things, don’t we? And we also love mushy stuff on TV and social media. We may avoid stuff that seems corny, people who are OA (overactive), and situations that look embarrassing, but if they are something new, untried, untested, and potentially entertaining, who cares? We Filipinos love to be entertained. We reserve …

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Selfie: Picturing Yourself With Impunity

All about the selfies (Author’s Note: I could have include a few selfies in this post to establish my point. However, I decided against it as I don’t want to offend certain people who might see their selfies here. I could have snatched a few selfies from some Facebook friends, but I don’t want trouble. …

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My Reflection on James Altucher’s “33 Unusual Tips To Being A Better Writer”

Unusual ways to be a better writer from another writer This is perhaps the best post I have read about writing: 33 Unusual Tips to Being A Writer by James Altucher. Had it not for a friend’s friend who shared it on Facebook, I would have nothing to read and reflect about days ago. Thanks …

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My Social Media Experience: Ain’t No Space Bigger Than Myspace

Though most of my college peers into Friendster, my first ever social media account was MySpace. Why MySpace? One time I recalled my sister telling me she also had MySpace and Bebo accounts. And because I am bit of a loner or anti-social, not wanting to join my acquaintances in Friendster yet, that’s it. Besides, …

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My Social Media Experience: Friendster Already Losing Friends By The Time I Got In

Author’s note: Can’t get enough of the phenomenon called “social networking”, I decided to write thoroughly about it. From getting stupid with it to flirting with other sites to understanding social networking fully, I will write a few posts about my experiences with some social media websites. This post is about my short affair with Friendster.  …

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Back In Facebook After Six Months: A Realization and A Resolution

Four months ago, I wrote about being absent from Facebook and social media for some time and how I am loving it. Well, last week, at the midday of 19th, I reactivated my Facebook account. I cannot describe the feeling that time, and I noticed its interface have change, but never mind about that. I …

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No Facebook, No Twitter, No Problem

For many weeks now, I have stayed away from Facebook and Twitter. I am liking it as the days pass by. It feels good to restrain from the social media trend that is keeping people so preoccupied with their PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones and not to get involved in sensationalism. For some purposes, I …

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