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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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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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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Overheard / Illustrated / Filmed

I encountered this meme several years ago, back when Overheard.it was still up, and prefacing tweets with “OH:” was just starting out. Now there are blogs and discussion groups as location-specific as can be. Narinig ko sa UP is one of the more recent incarnations, and it’s a hit. Such that Jesie Castro made comic strips of the best ones. Revelry Films also shot short films, which in turn reminds […]

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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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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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Today in the Philippine Twittersphere: fighting the Book Blockade

Update (05/25/09): The Philippine Star reports that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has lifted the book tax imposed by the Department of Finance / Bureau of Customs. Also, a postscript from Robin Hemley, the first to write about the whole thing. The Great Book Blockade of 2009 has been buzzing for a few weeks now, but not as loudly as one would have wanted. It’s about the taxation of books and the […]

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