Elitist geek haters vs. emo jologs Friendsters (Twitter vs. Plurk)

Warning: comparing Twitter and Plurk is messy. Both are different things to different people, and unless these people agree to disagree the debate will never end. Here’s my response to The Death of Plurk and the comments on it. This is by no means comprehensive, just lengthy enough to be a standalone post.

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Entitlement

“Sorry na po, sorry na po…tama na…tama na po…” “Hindi nila kami kilala! Sabihin mo nga sa kanila kung sino ako!” “Nakakahiya kayo. Singkwenta’y sais anyos ang tatay ko. And kapatid ko kakatorse anyos. Anong ilalaban nila sayo?” “Tatandaan kita!” “Maam, umalis na po kayo, may mga baril sila…Maam…umalis na po kayo please…” Friday, December 26, 2008. Bambee dela Paz and her family had an encounter with a father-son political […]

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2nd Mini Web Design Conference & Blue Beanie Day

November 27 and 28 are two more significant dates in the web design scene, so be sure to participate! 2nd Mini Web Design Conference Update: Download the slides for the presentations here. The <form> function() & .class mini web design conference series is on its second leg and will be held tomorrow, November 27th. Same time (6:00pm), same place (G2VC TechBar, Exist, Orient Square), with a new mix of topics […]

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Survey for people who make websites in the Philippines

To all the Filipino people who make websites, we would greatly appreciate it if you could answer our survey. (With apologies to A List Apart. Will report the progress of the web design conference we’re planning—soon.)

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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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November is Also NaBloPoMo

I’ve known November to be National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, for the longest time now—way before blogging became this popular. It’s quite a catchy idea (the nickname helps, too) but I was never really attracted to the idea of scrambling to write 50,000 words within thirty days. What would I do with a crammed novel, anyway? (Am I contradicting myself about the beauty of cramming?) Though it might just […]

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March 24 is World Shutdown Day. Can You?

It’s very simple. Proponents of World Shutdown Day are challenging all of us to shut down the computer for a whole day on Saturday, March 24. (And I’m sure putting your computer on hibernate or sleep mode does not count.) If you think you can do it, visit the site and click the “I can” button. If not, visit the site all the same, but choose “I cannot”. You are […]

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Procrastination, Dissected, Theorized

I’ve been putting off writing this, but I know I have to at one point simply to protest some of the things I’ve read in procrastination-related articles. First things first: yes, I’m a procrastinator. A crammer, to be precise. One day I found myself cramming a major project for Christian Living. That was probably the first time I stayed up way past my bedtime. I was in sixth grade then. […]

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Project Grow

Teddy Hwang’s proposal is simple: he’ll create websites for you, for free. No cash (though donations are welcome), just acknowledgment that he did it for you. Project Grow has three phases, so check out which one you’re eligible for. It’s not everyday I find someone politely asking people to have work thrown one’s way, much less for free. He says it’s to better himself, perhaps having found the most amazing […]

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