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%
  6. TAKING PHOTOS – 8 %
  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”?


Destinations to add to my Bucket List

My BUCKET LIST is getting longer and longer! Soon it is no longer appropriate to call it a “bucket List.” How does a “Bath Tub List” sound? Or even a “Swimming Pool List”?

The Cave of Crystals, Naica Mine, Mexico | Photo Credit:

Thanks to the Internet, Facebook, and the iPad I’m discovering great must-visit places that I’ve not even heard before. The only problem is that I’m discovering too many of them too soon! Read more

Air Mail what?

MY FRIEND Karen would probably kill me for blogging about this. But I’ll do it anyway.

We had a funny exchange over a FaceBook status she posted on her wall very recently.

Being in a cold and desolate place away from her friends for about a year already she is asking — make that begging — her FaceBook friends to send her snail mails. Can you believe that? Read more

Now I get it why some Super Heroes ignore my friend requests on FaceBook

ASIDE FROM THE fact that they are all inherently anti social in the first place (why else are they wearing masks if they aren’t?), this is the primary reason why SOME of my favorite Super Heroes are NOT in my friends list in FaceBook.  I also now understand why until now they haven’t “followed” me on Twitter.

Read the original post here.

On the other hand, while it is quiet obvious why the Incredible Hulk and Wolverine could neither be my FB friends nor my Twitter followers, can somebody explain to me why Darna continues to ignore my “friend requests”?

Cyberslacking in the Philippine corporate culture

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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

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 to enroll in this course.  But no worries. online courses are FREE, at least it was the last time I checked. Read more

Top Philippine Websites

This list shows that more and more Filipinos are turning to the Internet for local content like news and stuff to buy.  (Note:  Please do not confuse with list of most visited Website by Filipinos which is currently topped by FaceBook.)

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It would be very interesting to find out how has clinched the no. 1 spot, in the process toppling the news and media networks who have lorded over local Internet traffic for the longest time.

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Wow, Microsoft attempted to buy FaceBook. Failed.

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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

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