Web of uniforms vs. options

The thing is, I despised LiveJournal’s shoddy features and MySpace & Friendster’s tendencies to fill profiles to the brim with crap. And I have zero tolerance for any Tumblr that blasts autoplaying music. But I appreciate Tumblr’s battlecry to make social networking profiles less of a uniform. People who care enough about beautiful design and code, and are okay with people using their tools to “make a mess” instead of imposing […]

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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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Adobe Photoshop Express is Not the Web-Based Photoshop

It’s been a long time since we first heard Adobe would release an online version of Photoshop. It launched word processor acquisition Buzzword first, but hasn’t been as buzzworthy (pun intended) as major the players, Zoho Writer and Google Docs. How does Photoshop Express fare?

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Why Pay for Business Networking? Use a Social Network!

It’s amazing how many old, backward methods can be eradicated by the Web. Months ago a friend invited me to attend a business networking chapter meeting. I knew not too many details about it, only that it was a very prestigious organization, it would help grow my roster of contacts as a budding entrepreneur, and it would be better to experience firsthand how it worked. MLM? Despite how suspicious it […]

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Real(ly Long) Names, Short Nicknames, and the Consequences of Your Online Identities

I have a long name. Three first names: Adelaida Sophia Marie Three-syllable middle name: Figueras Three-syllable surname: Lucero It is exactly the reason I have a very short nickname, Ia. Though some people have difficulty pronouncing or spelling it. In elementary school, I grew up writing “A. Sophia Marie” as shorthand for my first names so it would be quicker. Plus I knew at least two classmates who also had […]

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ABS-CBN Signs an Advertising Deal with Multiply

Yesterday I learned Philippine television giant ABS-CBN has signed an advertising deal with social networking site Multiply. The official press release writes: The partnership allows Multiply to monetize a significant portion of its traffic while still retaining a primary focus on product development and global customer acquisition. Unlike MySpace or Facebook but like Friendster, Multiply has become very popular in this country (39% of its site traffic and 5th largest […]

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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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2007 Philippine Elections: Will Online Campaigns Work?

Will online election campaign tools win an election? The answer to his own question was no. Regnard Raquedan protests. Here’s my take (on the topic bloggers will most likely analyze for the rest of the 2007 Philippine local and legislative election campaign season because it’s good linkbait and shows just how much they love the Internet, and are therefore supposedly knowledgeable about it). While I disagree with the elitism mentioned […]

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Firefox Slowdowns With Memory Leaks and Browser Juggling

If you’re all too familiar with the foxy browser (turned DCS mascot), you should also be aware that it’s all too prone to memory leaks. It’s the primary suspect when people complain about its hang-ups and slowdowns after extended periods of usage. I’m an unhappy victimcustomer, too.

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