Digital Strangelove: All media is social, you are what you share

Check out my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Here’s an excerpt.

I stumbled upon this brilliant presentation by David Gillespie, thanks to Misty Belardo’s tweet, and I just wanted to share it with you and give my own views about it.

Be warned, though, it has 263 slides, but it’s worth going through the whole presentation and digesting all this food for thought.

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Ragnarok World Championship 2009 results: Follow Level Up!’s RWC 2009 social media coverage

Want to get updates on the results of the Ragnarok World Championship 2009 tournament that will be held on Nov. 1 in Yokohama, Japan?

Then follow Level Up!’s social media coverage of RWC 2009.

Here’s an excerpt from my Level Up! blog post.

To get updates on the RWC 2009 results, become a fan of the official Level Up! Page on Facebook at

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Good luck to Team Philippines!

Single mom puts up blog for 5-year-old son fighting cancer

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

To help her fight her son’s battle against cancer, a single mom has put up the blog The Enemy in Mio’s Body.

The link to the site is now being spread across social networks by Filipino Internet users who have been touched by the plight of five-year-old Mio.

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Follow Level Up! on Twitter, Plurk and Facebook

Want to get regular updates on Level Up! games, events and promos? Then follow us on our social networks and help spread the word.

You may follow us on Twitter @levelup_inc and on Plurk @levelupinc.

You can also become a fan of our Facebook Page.

Did you upload photos and videos from the Ragnarok Philippine Championships 2009 event held on Friday, August 21 at the SM North EDSA SkyDome? Go to our Facebook Page and post the links there so that you can share them with the LU! Community.

You can also read the entries from our blog coverage of the event by going to the RPC 2009 live blog page.

Browse Friendster on your mobile all day for just 20 Philippine pesos

Here’s an excerpt from my latest CNET Asia blog post.

With over 13 million monthly unique visitors in the Philippines, Friendster remains the top social network in the country.

Facebook may have made a lot of headway in the Philippines, overtaking Multiply, as fellow CNET Asia blogger Ignatius Javellana recently posted, but many Filipinos, particularly the youth, still seem to prefer to interact online via Friendster.

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Filipino blogger-turned-legislator on role of youth and New Media in politics

Check out my latest CNET Asia blog post.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s already a cliche to talk about the apathy of the youth, but blogger and Philippine House of Representatives congressman Raymond “Mong” Palatino would be the first to dispute this.

Not only did Kabataan Partylist, of which he is president and top nominee, make history as the country’s first elected youth group to win a seat in Congress under the partylist system, but Palatino is also the first blogger to become a national legislator in the Philippines.

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Follow NASA astronaut Mike Massimino on Twitter

From my latest CNET Asia blog post:

I’ve been following the tweets of Mike Massimino, one of the seven astronauts who will take part in the Hubble servicing mission. Massimino will be onboard the space shuttle Atlantis, which is set to launch on May 12. Massimino has been using Twitter to keep people updated on his training and the Hubble service mission. Wonder if he’ll be able to tweet from space?

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