Don’t share stupid Filipino-bashing Singapore blog; Report as offensive instead.

Don’t share stupid Filipino-bashing Singapore blog; Report as offensive instead.

HAVE you read it already? Most probably yes. If not yet, then you’re lucky. Don’t go looking for it, it’s not worth your time.

I’ve read that stupid hate-blog from Singapore a few nights ago when I was in Siem Reap (Cambodia) with my family.

share_baitBasically, it calls us Filipinos all sorts of offensive names and attempts to encourage other Singaporeans to discriminate against Pinoys in Singapore.

What was my reaction?

I was so angry I almost shared the link with my furious response. It’s a good thing I was too tired doing “temple runs” all day that I simply did not have the energy to write a  response.

Also, I know better.

It is a “share bait.” Read more

XOXO

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I found and grabbed this image from a much-shared post on Facebook many months ago.

It is a trivia from Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

It gives a historical origin on why the letter “X,” particularly when used in documents or correspondences, is taken to mean “kiss.”

I didn’t know that.

I do know that X means kiss, but didn’t know when, where, or how it started.

What I am aware of is that most young people actually know that X means “kiss” from “XOXO” which means hugs and kisses, where X = kiss and O = hug.

X in this case, however, has a more contemporary etymology. X and O from a bird’s eye view look like 2 people kissing and hugging, respectively, in the pop culture of emoticons.

If you come to think of it, this trivial fact casts an entirely different light on XXX, don’t you think so?

XOXO

How to make a perfect Facebook cover page and profile photo

FOR ALL the Facebook addicts out there, here are the secret measurements to making  your perfect Facebook cover page and profile photo.

I got this from this cool article: The Ultimate, Complete, and Final Social Media Cheat Sheet

If you want to make a career out of your Facebook account, you better check out this website as it offers more precious Facebook secrets and much more.

How are Smartphones Being Used?

I FOUND this interesting infographic early this year (2012). It was based on an actual survey conducted in the US some time last year (2011).

I wonder if this is still accurate? If I use my personal usage of my iPhone as basis I know that text messaging is no longer the primary reason I use my smartphone.

I tried to rank and break down (rough estimate only) my smartphone usage, as follows:

  1. SOCIAL MEDIA (Facebook, FourSquare, LinkedIn) – 20%
  2. E-MAIL, CHAT – 18%
  3. READING NEWS & FEATURES (News Sites, Tweeter, Feeds) 15%
  4. READING E-BOOKS – 12%
  5. INTERNET BROWSING – 10%
  6. TAKING PHOTOS – 8 %
  7. TEXT MESSAGING – 7 %
  8. WATCHING VIDEOS – 4%
  9. MAKING /RECEIVING CALLS – 3%
  10. OTHERS – 3%

I wonder if it is still accurate and even proper to call smartphones as such. I am contemplating on proposing that we already drop the “phone” from smartphone and replace it with the more generic “handheld.”

But even smart handhelds may not last too long. I can imagine that in the not so distant future we may not even need to hold these devices on our hands.

So maybe we should start calling them the even more generic “smart devices”?

 

Cyberslacking in the Philippine corporate culture

Photo Credit: couriermail.com.au

CYBERSLACKING, according to Wikipedia, refers to “staff who use their work internet access for personal reasons while maintaining the appearance of working.” It is also known as “goldbricking, “Buca-ing” cyberloafing or cyberbludging.”

Nowadays cyberslacking is most associated with social media, online games, and personal email. Read more

Wanna blog? Use WordPress.

For those contemplating on starting a blog — or even putting up a Website (be it for business or pleasure) — I highly recommend WordPress.

I have used WordPress since I started blogging about 3 years ago.  Aside from my blogs (yes I maintain a number of them) I have put up and am maintaining at least half a dozen Websites all running on the WordPress platform.  I even recently set up a couple of e-commerce sites, also on WordPress.  Btw, NO PROGRAMMING SKILLS REQUIRED! Read more

Learning FaceBook

I haven’t heard of anybody needing to enroll in a course to learn to use FaceBook.  But if you believe you are an exception then here is a good place to start.

Please note that you will need to have an account with Alison.com to enroll in this course.  But no worries.  Alison.com online courses are FREE, at least it was the last time I checked. Read more

Wow, Microsoft attempted to buy FaceBook. Failed.

Image Credit: gadgetcage.com

Wow, this news is HUGE!  And they managed to keep it under wraps for the last three years?

Facebook Rejected Microsoft’s $15B Offer (from CIO.com)

Imagine what might have been if Microsoft succeeded to buy FaceBook?  Will FaceBook be as we know it now?  Worse?  Better? Read more

Facebook gets a facelift

Facebook’s newly announced Profile Page overhaul is sure to get mixed reactions from its millions of users (or are there already billions of us?).  Those who are already comfortable and “at home” with the current design will no doubt give Mark Zuckerberg a bashing for disturbing their peace.

As far as I am concerned I say, “Let’s try the new look!”

So far the most significant changes to Facebook’s profile page that I have observed is the quick summary of my personal information that now lives at the top of my page.

Read the full story via Facebook Updates Profile Pages: Navigate the New Features CIO.com.