Sunday, September 18, 2011

Social Media in the Philippines

I found it interesting that in an area of the world such as Asia, it's The Philippines that is literally "front and center" in terms of social media usage.  According to the article "Social Media Front & Center in Manila" (written by Roger Strukhoff), Filipinos send up to "2 billion texts sent per day, the highest percentage of Facebook users in the world, a Twitter audience of 4 million that's growing rapidly-all."  With statistics like these, there should be a large audience to take advantage of business implications.
Let's take a look at this for a moment.  With the amount of social media usage stemming from this country of 90 million, businesses have got to have had an influence in the aforementioned statistics.  Being used in conjunction with a product or service that they're trying to market on social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, this tactic seems to be an effective way to get the message out.
Social Media in the Philippines

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Survey Reports that Many Employers Have Not Implemented Social Media and Networking Policies -
Social Media Changes Practice of Free Speech Rights -

Friday, September 16, 2011

Social Media Changes and Challenges for SEO -
Willow the Cat Makes History -
Netflix Loses 1M Subscribers Because of Price Hike -
How to Disable Windows 8 Metro Start Screen -
Why It's Important that Microsoft Succeeds with Windows 8 -
Latest battlefield in Mexico's drug war: Social media -

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Facebook Subscribe Button: What It Means for Each Type of User -
Windows 8: Microsoft's Swiss Army knife vision -
"It's a lie to think that you're not good enough. It's a lie to think that you're not worth anything." -
Microsoft joins the anti-Flash crowd with IE10 -
Google Buys 1,023 IBM Patents to Bolster Defense of Android -
You've Got Mail. Well, For Now, Anyway! -
Blackberry Shares Member Details With Government -
U.S. Facebook users clock in 53.5 billion mins -
What you say on the Internet can and will be used against you -
Social media is marketing and PR gold -
Is the Corporate Website a Digital Dinosaur? -
Pinkberry Exec On The Most Important Part Of Social Media Marketing -

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

NHL to implement social media policy -
Bodies hanging from bridge in Mexico are warning to social media users -
Almost 75% of Active American Social Networkers Shop Online -
Groupon's Hidden Influence on Reputation -
[Society]101-year-old Detroit woman evicted in foreclosure -

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

5 tech breakthroughs: Chip-level advances that may change computing -
"Forgiveness is the final form of love." -
[Fixed URL] Facebook Aims Newest Upgrade at Google -
Facebook Aims Newest Upgrade at Google -
Celebrating Friendship -
Daily deals: hazardous to your online reputation? -
Americans are Drawn to Social Networks, with Facebook Leading the Way -
Broadcom to buy chip maker NetLogic for $3.7 billion -

Monday, September 12, 2011

Broncos Put 11 Game Home Season-Opener Winning Streak on the Line vs Raiders -
Geography Meets Social Media on ‘Geosocial’ Sites -

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New York Mets Banned From Wearing Hats Honoring 9/11 Responders -
Officials and Victims' Families Commemorate 9/11 -
Oscar winner Cliff Robertson dies at 88 -
Social media looms as big what-if of day -
A decade later, the Internet Archive chronicles 9/11 -
Americans mark 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks -

Saturday, September 10, 2011

FDNY remembers 343 bravest who died at WTC during St. Patrick's Cathedral Mass -
I'm sad to see Saab go: Saab's application for protection from its creditors to help it avoid being pushed into bankruptcy has been rejected by a Swedish court -

Friday, September 9, 2011

It's Official: We're Addicted To Social Media -
On 9/11, “Rebirth” & Birth of Social Media -
[Social Media] An Oldie But A Goodie: 18 Twitter Tools for Power Users -
Morning Tech Wrap: Google, Twitter, Yahoo -

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Websites Built With Drupal Content Management System Nab Top Spots on 2011 Inc. 5000 List -
How Google+ Can Get More Users -
Google drops legal bomb in its own front yard as Oracle goes after Android -
Bing And Twitter Flirt Over Renewed Real-Time Search Partnership -

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

A survey on how much marketers spend on social media to bring awareness to their brand -
Social media law draws controversy -
Back to School: 10 Privacy Tips for the Connected Student -
Business Etiquette Tips for Social Media -
18 Reasons to use Social Media -
Amazon steps up social media efforts -

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How to Stop "Liking" and Start Google +1ing -
Religion and Social Media -
Is Google+ suffering from growing pains? -
Five steps for managing social media -

Monday, September 5, 2011

21ft crocodile caught in the Philippines -
Google shuts down Google Desktop and nine other projects -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The right combination can make your business social media efforts shine -
Hackers, Mobile, Social Media Making IT Security a Challenge -
Does recession trump social media in driving TV ratings? -

Saturday, September 3, 2011

20 Years of Linux! Congratulations and here's hoping for a "changing of the guards" as far as PC O/S Platforms *knocks on wood* -
Newly-discovered stone tools are some of mankind’s earliest tech -

Friday, September 2, 2011

Social media emerges as battleground for protected speech at work -

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Adult Use of Social Media Soars -
Sign of respect: Just call the Denver Broncos' stadium "Mile High" -
AT&T Dealt Defeat on T-Mobile After $12 Million in Lobbying -
Facebook fans and fighting the Social Media fatigue -