2013 : Bloggers Traveling Into The Unknown?

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As the year 2102 finally bids farewell to us, I would like to make a very personal blog post about my observations towards the blogging community. I know I may be new and perhaps have not yet fully known or met the majority of bloggers but what I would be sharing is my first impressions based from what I have observed for the very few months I’ve mingled and worked with my fellow bloggers online and offline.

Many it seems are very passionate with their blogging in terms of being infront of their computers or mobile phones- 25 hours a a day and 8 days a week – with constant updates flooding our Facebook timeline. I can read all about their sighs, their frustrations, their joys and triumphs, etc.. Thanks to social media capable phones (and the free wi-fi Internet access in many establishments such as Burger King, SM and Ayala Malls, and many coffee shops in Metro Manila.

Many are also active attending events like four or more events per day – Wow! Talk about making blogging a fruitful career! Hataw talaga! Kumikitang Kabuhayang Swak na Swak! They get to attend several events, eat sumptuous food, get updated with latest product and services, and bring home plenty of tokens from the organizers. Its truly amazing a blogger can organize his or her schedule to fit several events in just one day.

Many are posting tons of photos on their social media accounts – hundreds of pictures highlighting the event and of course not to miss out on pictures of them rubbing elbows with the popular personalities!

However, I’ve also observed some habits which I believe are faults that may put a bad image on many bloggers (directly or indirectly involved with the issues). Read on!


FTW. Social Media

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SOCIAL MEDIA EXERCISE (Online Interaction) for classroom exercise


1.    Like the following articles below located at the Wazzup Pilipinas and Pinoy Tekkie blogs by going to the following URLs or website addresses (http://www.pinoytekkie.blogspot.com and http://www.wazuppilipinas.blogspot.com). Listed below are the complete URLs of the articles. You may search for the topic using the “Search This Blog” search box.

2.    Post  your “complete name” when signing or logging in. Create a Google or Gmail user account if you still do not have one.

3.    Post the reasons on why you agree, or disagree, on the point of view of the author by commenting on the Comments section under the articles. Share to the author your own perception about the issues being discussed.


Social Good Summit After-Event Party: A Tweet-Up and a Few Drinks

I’ve learned a new word  last Saturday night and its “tweet-up”.

“Tweet-ups are glorified eye-balls and allow you to know people beyond 140 characters, beyond their geekiness. You meet like-minded people who share the same interests, who like the same things.”  That’s according to Ros Juan, one of the geeks that form part of TweetUpMNL.

The Happy Chemicals of Our Brain and the Effects of Social Media

The brain releases dopamine when we approach a reward, and serotonin when we get respect. Oxytocin gives us a good feeling when we trust, and endorphin makes us feel good when we’re injured. These happy chemicals evolved to do a job, not to surge all the time.

We can build new neural pathways to turn on our happy chemicals in new ways with the help of Social media like Facebook and Twitter.


Chokoleit Wits


I am perfectly imperfect.., forthright in my flaws.., sure of my insecurities. Absolute chaos. A beautiful disaster.

That is how Chokoleit describes himself in his Twitter profile.

Chokoleit, or Jonathan Aguilar Garcia in real life, is a TV and movie comedian actor, and stage comic who frequently performs at comedy bars and occasional guest appearances in several types of shows as what he once tweeted “rumaket na magpapatuloy pa mula pasko, town anniv, foundation day, patron fiesta, house blessing, binyag. kasal, kumpil, tuli atbp☺.”

I’ve been following a lot of personalities in Twitter, but his tweets are something to watch out for because they are definitely hilarious. Well, at least for my “eccentric” taste.

While the other stars tweet about what they are eating, the stuff they are buying, the places they are in or have been, the personalities they are seeing, etc., our Chokoleit also takes time to share with his followers a lot of inspirational sayings,words of wisdoms and plenty of his humorous insights on current events.

“Mababaw mang sabihin ang taste ko sa larangan ng komedya,
hindi ko ikakahiya na ako ay kanya talagang napapatawa
everytime na aking mababasa, mga tweets niya na ubod ng kaloka
hahalakhak ng todo-todo, at mapagkakamalang luka-luka”


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