Was not surprised that Facebook’s friend-tagging feature crossed over to instagram – that Photos of You option introduced in the 3.50 update, that lets you tag people (or any Instagram account) to your photos (like you do in Facebook), organized in a new section on your profile with adjustable settings, that will be visible to the rest of the Instagram’ing public by May 16.
I’d like to think that Instagram is not replicating Facebook’s features, but judging from mixed reactions by the community, this update might be the sign of either Instagram slowly becoming like or strategically merging with Facebook. That’s something I’d dislike happening.
Anyway, aside from the minor UI tweaks, what caught my eye after updating is that, Instagram has apparently given up its Billabong-like font (which I really like) for a new one. That familiar logo on top of the app’s home tab is now sporting a new typography. You can also see it at Instagram’s website.
Now let’s play around with this update to see if it’s almost like Facebook’ing. Excuse me while I check the photos tagged to me, not that I don’t want you to see me awkwardly funny.
Globe Tattoo, in partnership with Global Shapers Community Manila, recently launched its corporate social responsibility initiative, the Cat@lyst, that seeks to harness creativity, energy, and the power of social media through a youth challenge, working hand-in-hand to encourage the youth to make concrete and feasible solutions to the problems of their communities.
Filipino citizens, aged 18-30, can submit a proposal via a one-minute video entry from May 02 to 31 which meets the following criteria:
- Innovation – demonstrates creativity and originality
- Implementation Feasibility – proposal should be executable in the given timeline and proponents should demonstrate capability to mobilize stakeholders involved
- Impact – provides a long-lasting solution to an existing social problem
Go to catalyst.com.ph to download application forms and to learn more about this advocacy. From the entries, 15 will be shortlisted, five winners will then be chosen in June and will be awarded a PHP 200,000.00 cash grant for program development, mentorship, and ICT support.
This collaboration project aims to empower the youth with technology-based solutions that will create change and make a difference in the society, kudos to Globe Tattoo!
We’ve been running a special phoneography project – #IGYourVote – a social campaign for IGersManila, which we started last April as a daily noontime habit, a collaboration advocacy with @KandidatoAnongPlanoMo, with which we ask fellow Filipino Instagram’ers to share in Instagram their visual stories that raise issues we think this year’s electoral candidates must address.
Photos picked for this special project will get the chance to be featured in a campaign ad, which will be revealed soon. And starting this Sunday 05-May-2013, we’re doing #IGYourVote as a #9pmhabit, until the election day. So share your visual stories on hunger, disasters, the environment, among other issues.
This funny video (it’s actually an ad) exaggerating the rivalry between iPhone and Android users (I use an iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for phoneography), makes me really really want to switch to Nokia’s Lumia, the 920 in particular, the underdog smartphone, but not exactly underspecced to be ignored.
It’s the only award-giving body that recognizes Filipino online ingenuity – aimed at discovering creatively passionate individuals who use social media to speak out and make a difference – already on its 3rd year, Tatt Awards 2013 is here! Launched at URBN Bar and Kitchen at the Fort Strip, 13 for 2013 seems to be the theme this year, as it honors 13 different categories, including Instagram Phenom of the Year, with which we hope IGersManila, the open community for Filipino Instagram’ers around the world, gets a nomination.
Nominations will be accepted until May 10, so if you have a Facebook, Twitter and/or Google account, all you have to do is log on to www.TattAwards2013.com where you can fill out the nomination form and get more detailed mechanics. You can nominate as many as you want, in any of the 13 categories, and even create a new category, which might be included in the official list, but only if it gets the most relevant and unique nominations.
So go ahead and vote out loud and keep the good vibes rolling!
You have about 80 minutes to see if iSteve, Funny or Die’s parody of Steve Jobs and Apple featuring Justin Long, is worth laughing about.
Thank goodness my original Yahoo! account was hacked (though I use it for YM’ing mostly, which I eventually stopped using), that’s when I signed up to wait-list for Gmail beta, the first email service to offer a GB of storage free back then, which is huge compared to other similar services. And when I finally got my Gmail, I kept it as my only personal email, now with an even bigger space of 10GB, which might take me forever to fill. Oh, and the hacking didn’t stop as I’m always online, but failing every time, thanks to Gmail’s tough security.
It’s been a worry-free, straightforward emailing experience, cheers to the 9 years and more Gmail!
I want the BlackBerry Z10, to see if it’s any good with phoneography, aside from wanting to use Instagram for BlackBerry 10 OS, but I’m still locked with my iPhone 5. If you’re itching to try out the new BB10 but can’t or won’t buy the phone, go to BlackBerry.com/Glimpse via mobile Safari on your iPhone. This is a simulation so don’t expect too much, though you get to explore its basic look and feel and yes, pit it against iOS.
For parents like me, this matrix by GMA News Online is a very good rough guide on the cost of college education at major universities in Metro Manila. Kurt, our eldest son, is an incoming Journalism student at the University of Santo Tomas, and that’s going to cost about PHP 50,000 per term or PHP 100,000 per year (tuition fee increase is of course to be expected, but as they always say it will be minimal), which is way too high if you compare it to the total cost of around PHP 5,000 that covered my 4-year management degree at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Oh headache, these numbers.