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Instagram that #KindComments!

We’re doing a sit-down instameet (read: sit and sip coffee while talking about social phoneography) for Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 16 #wwim16ph #wwim16 at Commune in Makati City. As the theme this time is #kindcomments, we thought of bringing back the early days of Instagram meetups, which are usually done in coffee shops or “instagrammable spots” where faceless usernames with the same passion for actually anything mobile app or online-related, meet for the first time and reveal their true identities (and later to become very good friends), and talk, exchange follows and likes, do on-the-spot editing tutorials, and snap lots of selfies and group shots.

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Learned from teaching kids social media

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I just have to say yes when IGersManila got invited by SM City East Ortigas to its KidCon 2017 to do Social Media Bootcamp last May 2017. While I initially hesitated, having learned the target audience are kids, I realized I didn’t want to pass this opportunity to impart what little or big knowledge I have of social media. Awesome to be able to help out in educating youngsters on how they can have fun using sites and apps for sharing creative work and interacting with family and friends without getting trolled or bullied.

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#ArtKarnival at SM City North EDSA

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Last weekend, we were invited by SM City North EDSA to explore visual arts from renowned local artists via #ArtKarnival, an interactive exhibit installed at the entire stretch of the Skygarden. In partnership with Vinyl on Vinyl, one of Manila’s hippest contemporary art galleries, #ArtKarnival offers a different mall-going experience, showcasing unique masterpieces curated specially for the outdoorsy and hang-out fave Skygarden, in the hopes of attracting shoppers to appreciate and experience art first hand. Continue Reading →

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Instagram’ing with our furry friends

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When Instagram announced the Worldwide Instameet 15 and the theme will be “kindness” we thought this is something we’ve already done at IGersManila in many of our social good campaigns and so we asked our collaborators pool for ideas. We got several amazing ideas but we figured most will be difficult to do given the short timeframe to prepare and the minimal resources we have. Continue Reading →

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Mystery of “The Falling Man”

This haunting 9/11 photo, which came to be known as “The Falling Man” after an Esquire article by Tom Junod, is by photographer Richard Drew of Associated Press. It’s been 15 years and his identity is still unknown and the photo is still difficult to digest to this day. The falling man though reminds me of my graveyard shift days. Continue Reading →

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Foodgasm for #wwim14

Instagram just announced the 14th Worldwide Instameet or #wwim14 to be held over the weekend of September 17 to 18 and this time it’s a call for communities of Instagram’ers around the world to celebrate undeniably everyone’s favorite subject – food. This will not only be food porn (as anything excessive in social media’s tagged with that “p” word), there’s going to be a lot of foodgasm and food orgy! Continue Reading →

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Unseat your solitude

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Three empty chairs in what looks like a deserted area of the La Mesa Ecopark in Quezon City. Depending on who’s looking, one would either think this scene screams of loneliness multiplied three times or a place where there can be an opportune moment for three or more people to start and engage in a conversation. I’d like to believe there’s a chance to get to talk to a total stranger or two so I sat myself quiet but flashing a smile here and there hoping I’d exude that friendly vibe.

It was a Saturday and at the entrance there were a lot of excursionists and busy families mostly carrying plastic bags and containers of food probably for their picnic. Kids excitedly and noisily scurrying and jumping at the sight of a nearby pool, not minding the long walk, hoping to ride a bike or try out the zip line scaling a short but scary stretch of the park. Continue Reading →

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VSCO playing catch up with Instagram

Update: The #NewVSCO is now available, get it for Android and iOS for iPhone.

Ask anyone who’s been Instagram’ing for the past 5 years what his/her favorite photo editing app is and you’ll most likely get the same response – VSCO or VSCOcam. While Instagram popularized the use of photo filters, it’s VSCO that must have perfected the all-in app most photography professionals and enthusiasts are looking for – an app that not only lets you apply filters, but offers a collection of customization tools for more creative possibilities. Continue Reading →

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