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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 »

Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea

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With hundreds of passengers still missing after the tragic capsizing of a South Korean ferry, Filipino netizens called on more people to pray for the victims and the safety of survivors.

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

Filling the digital talent gap

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While employment for digital marketing skyrockets in recent years, the individual’s talents and skills have dipped, Dave Chaffey of SmartInsights.com reports.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | 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 »

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 »

Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media

Dionesia Pacquiao (L), mother of Manny Pacquiao, holds aloft her son's gloves beside trainer Bouboy Fernandez (R) following Pacquiao's WBO welterweight title fight victory over Timothy Bradley on April 12. AFP

Her son reclaimed the welterweight throne once again, and she has promptly claimed social media prominence. Heck, she may even be called Queen D.

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

Twitter’s Vine adds private messaging

Twitter.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Twitter-owned Vine said Thursday it was adding an option for private messages sent using the service’s looping short videos.

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

Twitter still blocked despite Turkish court ruling

Members of the Turkish Youth Union hold cartoons depicting Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a protest against a ban on Twitter, in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, March 21, 2014. AP

A block on access to Twitter remained in place in Turkey on Thursday despite a high court ruling against the ban.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

US secretly built ‘Cuban Twitter’ to stir unrest

In this March 11, 2014 photo, a woman uses her cellphone as she sits on the Malecon in Havana, Cuba. The U.S. Agency for International Development masterminded the creation of a "Cuban Twitter," a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned. The project, which lasted more than two years and drew tens of thousands of subscribers, sought to evade Cuba’s stranglehold on the Internet with a primitive social media platform. AP

The U.S. government masterminded the creation of a “Cuban Twitter” — a communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba, built with secret shell companies and financed through foreign banks, The Associated Press has learned.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest

Senior Supt. Conrad Capa: Netizens’ support. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senior Supt. Conrad Capa earned the ire of President Aquino for going “on a media tour” airing his complaint about his reassignment, but gained the support of netizens.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Turkey bans YouTube after Syria security talk leaked

In this March 23, 2014, file photo, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses supporters of his Justice and Development Party during a rally in Istanbul, Turkey. His wife, Emine, is at the left. Erdogan banned YouTube on Thursday after the video-sharing website was used to spread damaging leaked audio files from a state security meeting debating possible military action in Syria.  AP PHOTO/EMRAH GUREL

Turkey banned YouTube on Thursday after the video-sharing website was used to spread damaging leaked audio files from a state security meeting debating possible military action in Syria.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Coming soon: Top four fugitives on Facebook, Twitter

Former Dinagat Island Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr., Former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes, Former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, Retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Soon, the faces of the now top four fugitives in the country – Ruben Ecleo Jr., Reyes brothers, and Jovito Palparan – will be splashed on Facebook and Twitter.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Internet,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos,Social Media | Read More »

Facebook takes $2 billion dive into virtual reality

In this Jan. 7, 2014 file photo, show attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. Facebook said Tuesday, March 25, 2014, it has agreed to buy Oculus for $2 billion, betting that its virtual reality may be a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained. AP

Facebook on Tuesday announced a $2-billion deal to buy a startup behind virtual reality headgear that promises to let people truly dive into their friend’s lives.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Gadgets,Latest Technology Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  4. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  5. Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  6. Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  7. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  8. Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  9. Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  10. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  1. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  2. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  3. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  4. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Netizens react to Pacquiao’s victory over Bradley
  7. IT technician found guilty of defrauding firm of P130,000
  8. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  9. Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online
  10. Online-addicted man arrested over son’s death
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  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  7. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  8. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  9. Why didn’t missing jet passengers use their cellphones?
  10. Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest

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  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
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  • A humbler Church
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