Of Manila

I find it ironic that out of reportedly 150+ accounts that attempt to capture a certain demographic of Manila, it’s the one about Cats which has been the most productive & meaningful. Their account gained attention for the humor, then for featuring real cats that need real homes, and most recently for organizing an actual adoption event & fundraiser. View this post on Instagram "Magulo na ngayon. Lahat na lang […]

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#socialmediaprobz

Social media is not as easy or brainless as you think it is. Especially when you’ve spent a fair amount of time on it for things that you’re really passionate about. The more you use it, the more you want the workflow—the experience—to be better.

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Blog for you, or two

As it becomes clearer that people are hiking back to blog on their own sites again, Matt Mullenweg writes about how it’s a lot more challenging to do that these days especially now that it’s become easier than ever to measure—and therefore judge—posts by stars and stats. Every update you make on every social network looks lacking if no one has faved, liked, pinned, upvoted, or +1’d it. While several […]

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Summarize & visualize your year on social media

As another year winds down, the major social networks have gone and partially liberated the information they collect about us in the form of a prettified year in review. Several years back, you had to manually and intentionally enter data to produce such reports. Bespoke ones are still the loveliest of course, with Nicholas Feltron’s leading the pack. But now that there’s an app for checking in to everything—from music […]

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The 2013 Blogging Scene

I’ve stood by WordPress for the longest time but that doesn’t mean I don’t keep tabs on the new shiny things. I’ve mentioned Svbtle, Jux, and Medium—before it adapted a more typographic design. Ghost, said to be the next WP contender (I heard that about Anchor before) is the most buzzy one these days now that it’s finally launched to the general public. But the list is a lot longer […]

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Ideas of March

I came across the Ideas of March before, probably last year, but the time had passed and I had forgotten about it. It popped up in my stream again today, on the last day of the month instead of the 15th. Better late than having to wait for next year!

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Singular vs. plural categories

I recently worked on a site redesign that features different blogs in its posts. The site also used plural forms for category names, which to me felt unfriendly in describing individual sites. For example: “Pet365, a pet blog” seems more human and appropriate than “Pet365, filed under Pet Blogs” If people are lobbying for more readable hyperlinks with URL sentences and relative/fuzzy date formats are commonplace these days, I believe […]

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Google’s Plain Whine, Microsoft’s Ho-Hum Press Release, Yahoo!’s Funky Yodel

The story so far: Yahoo! is in a rut, Microsoft wants to buy it for $44.6 billion, and Google is worried that the Internet’s “openness and innovation” may cease to exist if the two make a deal. Scary times. Update (08/13/09): Yahoo! and Microsoft have agreed to join forces in search. Update (05/04/08): Microsoft gives up on its bid. Here’s a good coverage and a timeline of the whole thing. […]

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Design + code + words for a better web, made in the Philippines by Sophia Lucero.