• Welcome to Instagram, Pope Francis! The world was agog when Pope Francis joined the social media site Twitter in 2013, where every so often, the pontiff shares his thoughts on issues affecting the world. Then, he continued to win the hearts of the faithful all over the world by kissing babies, caring for the ill and homeless, taking selfies with the […] Angie Chui 2 min read
  • A second look at ‘trolling’ WHAT deserves trolling range from something that is “harmlessly funny” to being “outright disgusting”? In her study, University of the Philippines-based sociologist  Maria Corinna Pricila D. Escartin  pointed that online posts  that are bound to swarmed by critical and mocking comments  are  those that do  not meet desired expectations and  and   perceived as absurd or […] Joel C. Paredes 3 min read
  • Social media plays key role in iMove’s anti-poverty campaign The youth and social media will play a crucial role in the implementation of the iMove against Injustice, Inequality and Insecurity campaign, a drive that seeks to address three vital issues that contribute to poverty in Asian countries. Beckie Malay, Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP)-Philippines representative, said Asian leaders saw the potential of […] Angie Chui 3 min read
  • ‘People’s Pilgrimage ‘ brings to world attention the global impact of climate change AFTER completing a 38 day walk spanning 1,000 kilometers last year from Manila to Tacloban, former Philippine Climate Change envoy Yeb Sano is leading a civil society-led crusade to bring the world’s attention to the global impact of climate change. Sano, a member of the aksyon/2015 initiative which seeks to mobilize individuals, organizations, social movements […] Angie Chui 3 min read
  • Humor Has It: The MayPac bout in memes Its the age of social media. And everyone has an opinion. Apparently, the power to post has empowered everyone with a mobile device or access to a computer to share their opinions unhindered and in real time. For the Philippines, a country ranking in one of the top spots globally in terms of social media use […] Angie Chui 6 min read