Reading books online

Last Updated: June 11, 2019 I appreciate and admire that these authors put their books on the web for free. By free books, I don’t just mean files you can download, or excerpts on fancy landing pages. They are the actual text formatted as beautiful, functional webpages—redefining our idea of what a book is, and what it means to have free access to the wisdom that comes from it. 

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How to emphasize things on the internet

As told in the time-honored tradition of the Listicle format, with GIFs. Although you may not take this seriously, as a citizen of the Internet I like keeping tabs on these weird meta things.

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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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Just a sec

From One Second to the Next, a short film on texting and driving by Werner Herzog One Second Everyday, a TED Talk by Cesar Kuriyama One Second | Every Nation, a 4-minute clip of every nation captured per second by Graham Hughes

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Disney Princess Feminists

Take a look at the top-voted answer by Shannon: In this answer I will evaluate the degree of gender treason committed by the following seven women, who so blithely bask in the glory of the patriarchy anointing them with the empty title “princess”, thereby condemning innocent little girls worldwide to a life wracked by miserable, insatiable lust for a crown, a ballgown, and a 17-inch waist… Then a countering view […]

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Anything you say, post, tweet, reblog can and will be used against you

I will spell it out for those who don’t understand: The recently signed Cybercrime Bill provision of libel will mean: 1) You can be taken to court for expressing a negative opinion. 2) You can be taken to court if someone is affected by your opinion. 3) You can be taken to court at a court which is farthest from where you live, because you as the defendant has to […]

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A list of sites I couldn’t access inside the Great Firewall

Twitter Facebook Dropbox English Google (by default) Summify YouTube Happy Independence Day.

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Five Emotions Invented By The Internet

A vague and gnawing pang of anxiety centered around an IM window that has lulled. A sudden and irrational rage in response to reading an ‘@-reply’ on Twitter. The state of being ‘installed’ at a computer or laptop for an extended period of time without purpose, characterized by a blurry, formless anxiety undercut with something hard like desperation. The car collision of appetite and discomfort one feels simultaneously when using […]

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A basic email marketing guide I didn’t think was necessary

There’s something I noticed with the Philippine online marketing industry that’s ticking me off more and more (see, I give it a few strikes before I go on a full-blown rant now): a lot of them know diddly-squat about the basics of sending emails, and commit the following crimes:

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