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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 »

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 »

In 2014 PH to become mobile-first country and other social media trends

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MANILA, Philippines—By the last quarter of 2014, the Philippines will be a mobile-first country—meaning people will likely use their mobile phones to access the Internet rather than the traditional desktop computers, former Google Philippines said. Britain, Japan and the United States lead the globe in using their mobile phones first when surfing the web, according to [...]

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Infotech | Read More »

Facebook to delete posts for illegal gun sales

In this May 16, 2012 file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday, March 5, 2014,  to delete posts from users selling illegal guns or offering weapons for sale without background checks. AP FILE PHOTO

Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

There’s more to social media than ‘selfies’

US President Barack Obama (right) and British Prime Minister David Cameron pose for a picture with Denmark's Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt (center) next to US First Lady Michelle Obama during the memorial service of South African former president Nelson Mandela at the FNB Stadium (Soccer City) in Johannesburg on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

There’s more to social media than selfies and “food pornography,” or what has become the exercise of visual presentation of yummy food and drinks on one’s Facebook or Instagram account.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Lawmaker files bill vs bullies on Facebook

Leyte Rep. Sergio Apostol. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A veteran lawmaker has it in for bullies on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media sites.

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

Thai mega mall tops Instagram’s year-end list

Shoppers walk in front of Siam Paragon, a shopping mall in Bangkok, Thailand. AP

Sure, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Grand Canyon have inspired many photographs. But a shopping mall in Bangkok has claimed this year’s crown as the world’s most photographed location on Instagram.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Instagram starts showing ads

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Instagram began displaying ads Friday, as Facebook moved to start making money from the smartphone photo sharing service it bought in a billion-dollar deal last year.

Posted: November 2nd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Instagram, other sites go down

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Amazon’s unit that runs Web servers for other companies had problems Sunday that coincided with outages or slowdowns on several popular websites.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook introduces video on Instagram

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg  AP FILE PHOTO

Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Poll: More US teens turn to Twitter; Facebook old

A view of an iPhone in Washington Tuesday  showing the Twitter and Facebook apps among others. A new poll finds that teens are sharing more about themselves on social media. They’re also moving increasingly to Twitter to avoid their parents and the "oversharing" that they see on Facebook. AP

Twitter is booming as a social media destination for US teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, according to a new study about online behavior. It said teens are sharing more personal information about themselves even as they try to protect their online reputations.

Posted: May 24th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Instagram photo map shows missing iPod

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It could have been an upsetting start of 2013 for Ariane Gonzaga who left behind some of her personal effects inside a cab. But thanks to technology and a mistake by the user, Gonzaga recovered them in no time.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Gadgets,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Instagram sued over contract changes

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A lawsuit filed here seeks to stop Instagram from changing its terms of service, saying the Facebook-owned smartphone photo-sharing service is breaching its contract with users.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

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