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Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This undated file photo of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez is seen in an unknown location. Marquez died Thursday April 17, 2014 at his home in Mexico City. Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. AP/Hamilton

He wrote the final sentence, but his readers would be the ones to scribble his epilogue.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature

This image provided by Facebook shows the “Nearby Friends" tool. Using your smartphone’s GPS system, it will tell your Facebook friends _ provided they have the feature turned on _ that you are nearby. Rather than share your exact location, though, it will only show that you are in close proximity, say within half a mile. (AP Photo/Facebook)

Facebook on Thursday began rolling out a feature allowing users of its mobile app to use smartphone location to discover friends near them.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message

President Benigno Aquino III. FILE PHOTO

It’s Maundy Thursday but the netizens are not so forgiving.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Another reason to quit social media this Holy Week: your safety

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Some tech-savvy Christians have made going on a social media break this Holy Week as a form of sacrifice, but the Philippine National Police (PNP) has another reason as to why people need to take things easy when posting in their social networking accounts—their safety.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze

Screengrab from ABS-CBN Youtube account

As if her voodoo act against Timothy Bradley wasn’t enough, Manny Pacquiao’s mother Dionisia was at it again when she sang the hit song “Wrecking Ball” in a late night talk show on Sunday.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?

Deniece Cornejo. PHOTO COURTESY OF DENIECE CORNEJO

An Instagram account believed to be owned by Deniece Cornejo posted a series of statements against actor Vhong Navarro, calling him a coward.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Netizens react to Pacquiao’s victory over Bradley

In this photo by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Timothy Bradley (R) and Manny Pacquiao battle during their 12 round World Boxing Organization welterweight title bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, April 12, 2014. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. AP

Fans online were thrilled with Manny Pacquiao’s revenge victory over Timothy Bradley, praising him for a convincing performance on Sunday (Manila time) for the WBO welterweight champion.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

‘Must Be…Love,’ Palm Sunday trump Pacquiao-Bradley on Twitter

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It’s that time of the year again. When boxing icon Manny Pacquiao enters the ring to face Timothy Bradley today (Sunday in Manila), expect roads to be cleared and crime rates to plummet.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Extra-terrestrial Tweet-up links Tokyo with space

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave at the end of their communication with Japanese astronaut and International Space Station (ISS) commander Koichi Wakata, seen at center on the screen in background, at the latter's official residence in Tokyo, Thursday, April 10, 2014. Wakata is the first Japanese station commander. Next to Wakata are Russian cosmonaut Michael Tyurin, left, and US astronaut Steven Swanson. (AP Photo/Franck Robichon, Pool)

An unusual “Tweet-up” – a meeting of people who know each other on Twitter – involving an ambassador, an astronaut and a prime minister has taken place on a video-link between Japan and the International Space Station.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Ireland’s wedding singer priest an Internet hit

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An Irish priest has become a social-media sensation after he surprised a bride and groom by singing a custom-made cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at their wedding.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Twitter profiles get Facebook-style revamp

Screengrab from Michelle Obama's twitter account @FLOTUS

Twitter on Tuesday began revamping profile pages to let users display more of their online personalities, giving the popular service a Facebook-like feel.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

USAID chief to face questions on ‘Cuban Twitter’

In this April 1, 2014, photo, a book street vendor passes the time on her smart phone as she waits for customers in Havana, Cuba. The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday begins a series of appearances Tuesday, April 8, 2014, before lawmakers asking questions about his agency’s secret “Cuban Twitter,” a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island. First up in the questioning of administrator Rajiv Shah is Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., who publicly called the social media program “dumb, dumb, dumb.” (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

The administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development on Tuesday is beginning a series of appearances before lawmakers asking questions about his agency’s secret “Cuban Twitter,” a social media network built to stir unrest in the communist island.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

White House defends ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

Students gather behind a business looking for a Internet signal for their smart phones in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (AP)

The Obama administration defended its creation of a Twitter-like Cuban communications network to undermine the communist government, declaring the secret program was “invested and debated” by Congress and wasn’t a covert operation that required White House approval.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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