Tag Archives: Facebook

Hello Jumo!

25 Sep

It was year 2007 when the co-founder of Facebook decided to leave the now successful SNS and work for the now president of America.

Meet our friend, Chris Hughes.

The man right above, Chris Hughes, was assigned to help Obama’s campaign through new social media. Obviously, we now know the result of online campaign of President Obama.

2010, Chris built a new social networking site called JUMO.

Coming soon!

Jumo, apparently is a “social network to connect people who want to change the world.”

According to an interview with Chris, he wanted to use the Internet in a more meaningful way to facilitate action for the betterment of our world.

“We’re missing a fundamentally important technology that connects passionate people to the right organizations working for global change in a sustainable, long-term, and results-oriented way. That’s the gap that I want to fill,” said Chris.

He will fill that gap through Jumo which will unite all change makers in one SNS. Here we are again with a new social networking site, what’s next? I just wish that Jumo will achieve its purpose and wouldn’t be like another fad people will join in.

Jumo, or the use of social media for promoting common good and social , has been proven to initiate the “talking” about the issues or challenges we are facing but do online social groups take the talk to the real world? Do they take real action beyond those computers? I certainly hope that this Jumo or the next online social tool will facilitate action that will really help the world, the REAL world.

Online organizing starts with the message just like a conversation. People have to understand the cause of the project and the organizers must be able to reach the target audience and send the key message through a medium where action will be generated. There are many efforts to help the earth or change the world but what must we engage in is a project, no matter what medium, that will sustainably generate action from the people. We must be able to invest in good projects and use strategically the technology we have now to offer good for the greater people or hopefully, for our planet.

I hope Jumo understand this. 😛 Have you visited it already? Tell me what you think friends. 🙂


That girl with the 21,000 RSVP

24 Sep

This is not really an alarming case if that girl is really rich, famous and is throwing a really big, big party. But obviously, this is not the case. This is actually a case of stupidity, well a minor case of stupidity. 😛

See that? PUBLIC EVENT. 😐

Facebook events are not set to private by default. Sadly this is not known by the 15 year old Rebecca Javeleau. She forgot to tick that private box. Apparently, that small tick will create a huge rage. Literally, people were raging to find that girl’s house and crash her 15th birthday party.

Here’s the story. She created an event in her Facebook account and invited around 15 friends to her party. She included their home address but she forgot to make the event PRIVATE. Again, this is some case of forgotten/misunderstood privacy settings. Since her event was public, the public thought that they were very much welcome to attend. Hence the 21,000 RSVP. Rebecca’s mother prohibited her daughter from using the computer and the Internet and even had her cellphone number changed. The party was cancelled too for the fear of 21,000 strangers crashing in their sweet little home. There are also some “A-list stars” who said “I’m attending” to her event like Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Susan Boyle etc. The mother also sought help from the police to control the crowd that might still come to their house on October 7. Police can really help them since other events were also created which are very alarming like a fan page “I Was Part Of The 7.10.10 FB takeover of Rebecca Javeleau’s Flat Party” which has more than 250 fans.

In this kind of situation, an Internet user must be very knowledgeable in using it since almost all websites are open to the public. Although the kid’s mother said that Facebook could’ve helped them control the guest list, Facebook, for me, has no fault in this because it is clear that Facebook is set to public by default and there are also privacy settings which a user can customize.

That girl learned her lesson, to manage your privacy settings, the hard way. Good luck to your sweet sixteen! 😛

See the full story here.

SC tries to be IN

22 Sep

A lot of our government departments and agencies are now going online to faster and better serve us and the Supreme Court didn’t let them to be the last to join the frenzy.

Chief Justice Renato Corona initiated the opening of Supreme Court’s two online accounts: Twitter (@KorteSuprema) and Facebook( Supreme Court of the Philippines). Objective of this action is to bring the Institution closer to the Filipinos. According to Court Administrator and spokesman Midas Marquez, the two social networking accounts will be regularly updated with the programs and recent happenings and events related to SC. Also, SC lets our countrymen to share our comments, opinions and complaints through these SNS accounts.

The Supreme Court already has their website sc.judiciary.gov.ph where decisions, press releases and speeches of the chief justice are released.

“It’s to bring the Court closer to the people and give them real-time news updates on Supreme Court decisions, programs and projects. They’re free to do what they want to do. We take everything constructively.” said Marquez.

This action of the Supreme Court reminds of how the feedback mechanism works. Feedback is very important in any/every organization. This is to gain another perspective (more importantly the stakeholder’s perspective) on the happenings, recent programs or news of the organization. This also elicits conversation which is always wanted by a customer or consumer from the company. Feedback is very important in developing the current situation of an organization since the stakeholders can voice out the things they want to see, happen or get from the company. Though, it should not stop from getting feedback, the organizations must be able to act and manage them. Managing and choosing the feedback which needs to be concretized must be done so as to protect and better serve the company. After managing, the company then should be able to act on it fast so as to make the stakeholders feel that they are being valued and that their concerns/voices are heard.

The two new SNS accounts of the Supreme Court is a good start but they should be able to maintain it to continuously serve the people. Getting feedback from the people is nice but SC should be able to manage and act on it. We better keep an eye on it. SC, we are watching. 😛


As I was editing this entry, I searched for the twitter account of SC but twitter says,

looks like SC's having some maintenance problems :/

Uh-oh. We busted you too soon, SC.  Better act on it now and keep your promise of regular updates. 😐


26 Jun

It was Wednesday night when I received a text message from my classmate, Angel.

“Patti! Nakita ko na yung poster! Nice! Online ka ba?

Pwede pa-upload sa FB tas pa-tag na din ng mga tao? Thanks! 🙂

Honestly, at that moment it was a normal message from people my age involved in lots of stuff like school organizations or just academic groups. After doing my tasks, I tried to read the words again, I thought to myself, “Automatic na talaga pag nagppromote ng event may poster sa fb. (It’s now really a-must to use Facebook to promote your event.)” And then I said to myself, “Mmmm pwede ko ‘to sama sa post ko :> (I could include this in my next post.)” What makes this action normal now? (And by action, I mean the promotion of events through Facebook and not the talking to yourself, because that would be weird. :|)

If you may notice, I had to reread the words in the text message to realize those thoughts. This could also be one of the proofs that the use of new social media is now embedded in our day-to-day actions, so much that we tend to become unaware of their existence. Well, after acknowledging their existence in our lives and in my post too, I will try to zoom in to the existence of new social media in my school organization, Up AdHere. As part of the marketing and publicity committee for our orientation/seminar on Tuesday, I gracefully welcome and appreciate the existence and help of Facebook for our event’s promotion. Now, why Facebook? W e decided to create a Facebook account for our organization because…

Numbers can’t lie, and it does show that Facebook has more than 400 million active users. That IS A LOT huh? According to Philippines Facebook Statistics, there are 14 188 080 users on Facebook in the Philippines. Now hold on as I continue to build my point 😉

42%, the largest percentage of the Filipino Facebook users belong to my age group, 18-24. Those numbers make up the first reason why we have a FB account now, basically because almost all of our members have Facebook accounts too. 🙂

The pie chart up there from comScore just proves that Facebook is the most visited social networking site, thus our members do not only have accounts but they do use it/ log on to it most of the time. This will surely won’t make them miss out our announcement and events. Yay! 😀

Now, let me ask you a serious question. What are the best things in life?

Forgive me for the pixelated-makes-you-dizzy picture 😦

Well, Facebook is free if you have an internet connection 😉 That would be less expense and worry for our VP for Finance. 😀

You see, one just have to and a specific medium to to your loved ones, as for this case, AdHere’s members. 🙂

Have a happy weekend everyone! 🙂