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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Things that kill blogging & things that inspire it

“…the key to understanding a blog is to realize that it’s a broadcast, not a publication. If it stops moving, it dies. If it stops paddling, it sinks.” Why I Blog by Andrew Sullivan I’ve been meaning to post this, but as usual I kept it saved as a draft. Then I read that quote. You’ve read the proclamations of why “blogging is dead”, whether it’s because of social media, […]

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Why go local: Para Sa Tabi, May Pasok Ba?, and Facebuko

There’s really not much profit (monetary or otherwise) to be had in making local “copies” of the most popular sites today; you’ll probably just be called unimaginative and lame (read: jologs). But these sites are fun little ideas that stir up the chunks in our cultural halo-halo and remind us that quirky is interesting and copying is okay, as long as we make it our own. (But first, sites that […]

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Lessons from the 1st Form Function & Class Philippine Web Design Conference

An unapologetic, uncensored list of lessons learned from the <form> function() & class Philippine Web Design Conference last July 10 at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati—because if we have to figure out how we can improve next time, we might as well start with ourselves.

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And the award for Best Use of Plurk goes to…

Reasons I love Plurk, told in a different way. Like many things on the web, microblogging is a popularity contest, but it’s not just what these personalities say. It’s how they use the medium. Add these model citizens, okay? The Runners-up Comic haven from velociraptors: XKCD (@xkcd) One of the greatest, geekiest web comics of all time, XKCD‘s syndication on Plurk feels like a match made in heaven and not […]

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Debatables (In Grayscale)

“Piece of Crap” A phrase I’ve never heard to describe a Mac Book Pro. Outraged? Don’t look at me, go comment there. At least I got to discover Neil Young’s great song. “You still deserve to die.” Have a look at the Lawyer Client’s Manifesto at Gaping Void. I always take a jab at lawyers, often at my dad (don’t ask), and I’m pretty jaded about them. Sorry, but I […]

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A Regression in Taste

(Might as well be named The Perils of Problogging, Part II.) Here’s a little exercise. Try visiting the sites below. Doesn’t have to be all of them. Just be click-happy enough to notice a pattern. This Week On… Your Natural Remedies The Mommy Blogger The Garden Gossip Its [sic] Crazy Delicious Care Bear Kids Holiday Chatter My Product Review So Listen To This… Everything, Anything & Nothing Notice anything? Anything […]

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Online Offline Intertwine

Rattling off online and offline happenings interwined with one another. UP Blogger’s Circle Meetup BA, Marielle, Noel, J (and his family), Phillip, Garro, and I met at The Chocolate Kiss Cafe (downstairs then moved upstairs) for the first offline meeting of the UP Blogger’s Circle last Friday. ‘Twas difficult coming up with a rigid plan with all our questions, but we all agreed we wanted an offline presence—otherwise we won’t […]

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Missing the Foolish and Naked Days of April

So, it’s the tenth day into April already. Just a day after Araw ng Kagitingan, two days after Easter Sunday, and the aftermath of the Christian calendar’s holiest week. It’s also been a while since two other notable days in the online world. Here they are, going backwards:

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