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Interactive News View of #CJONTRIAL

abs-cbnnews.com once again offers PINOYsa new way to experience news reports.  they have created a live text data visualization of the opinion of people on Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other sites regarding the ongoing trial of Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.


using the Infomous web app, an interactive, real-time word cloud is formed. users can click and navigate the sources and change the view to focus on more relevant terms.  


the size indicates the relevance and number of times each word is mentioned on the web, while related words are linked together with lines to help you grasp their context.


experience it and visit [abs-cbnnews.com]

Wikipedia Blacks Out in Protest for SOPA

in less than 4hrs, the english wikipedia will be blacked out globally in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). 




"Today, the Wikipedia community announced its decision to black out the English-language Wikipedia for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC on Wednesday, January 18 (you can read the statement from the Wikimedia Foundation here). The blackout is a protest against proposed legislation in the United States – the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) in the U.S. Senate – that, if passed, would seriously damage the free and open Internet, including Wikipedia."


read more [wikimediafoundation.org]



ANC Future Perfect: The Dream of Silicon Valley

will there be an bright idea that will come from an IT PINOY? that's the challenge to all of us! :)


CES 2012 - Samsung's Transparent Smart Window

to those who have seen the movie Minority Report, the "Transparent Smart Window" is a welcome news @ the CES 2012 as Samsung unveiled its transparent LCD touchscreen technology - the kewlest way to look outside into the future.






Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the worlds largest consumer techonology tradeshow. the event started in 1967 was produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), which promotes growth in the consumer technology industry. all profits from CES are reinvested into industry services, including technical training and education, industry promotion, engineering standards development, market research and legislative advocacy.
if you have ever used a CD player or watched HD TVs or blu-rays, well all these technologies were launched in CES!

UPCAT - USTET Online Tussle

a post from an unofficial UPCAT (UP College Admissions Test) Facebook page by its administrators triggered an online uproar from UST students after the latter's admins made a comment about the difficulty of UST's own entrance exams.


on jan8 this post regarding University of Sto. Tomas (UST)'s admission exams was posted, "Lumabas na pala ang results ng USTET (UST Entrance Test), walang thrill kasi madali lang naman nun. Last week pa ng February ang results ng UPCAT – walang kasing hirap kaya sulit ang paghihintay! ;)"


this caught the angst of UST students and hence followed the online tussle between UST and UP, it even trended on Twitter. the admins have long asked for apology.


"Humihingi po kami ng paumanhin sa kung anuman po ang aming nasabi sa page na ito. Hindi naman po namin intensyong makasakit ng iba o ng kung anu pa man at alam po namin na nasa amin po ang pagkakamali dahil hindi namin inisip ng mabuti ang kakalabasan ng mga salitang aming binitiwan. Sa …

Philippine Department of Tourism Reveals New "Pilipinas, Tara Na!"

finally, the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT) reveals new "Pilipinas, Tara Na!" 


just wan to add, ang kulet ni pepe smith! rock 'n roll! :P

RedMedia Launches #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines Generator

the Philippine Department of Tourism (DOT)'s new slogan promoting the country has been trending lately, as usual PINOY ingenuity again is @ its best, #ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines Generatorwas launched allowing PINOYs to create their own image memes with the DOT's tag "It's more fun in the Philippines!"


after yesterday'sIt's More fun in the Philippines Photos,today RedMedialaunched#ItsMoreFuninthePhilippines Generator  allowing photo-addict- PINOYs create image memes with the DOT's tag"It's more fun in the Philippines!"


Simply go to http://www.redmediacrm.com/morefun, enter your image URL (via Flicker/Google) and enter words describing what's more fun, then click on "TARA LETS" (let's go) button! 


a fan site and currently in beta mode,  RedMedia claims no affiliations with DOT, but that the site was created "with love" and as a volunteer initiative perhaps to further foster tourism in the country.


what are you waiti…

It's More fun in the Philippines Photos

the Philippine's Department of Tourism's newly released slogan, "It's more fun in the Philippines" immediately caught fire in the Twitterverse, allowing PINOYs to post photos of the country as their status updates and a collage of images is shown via It's More fun in the Philippines Pics website (www.itsmorefuninthephilippinespics.com)


a "weekend project" by Arnold Gamboa, the website fetches the posted photos onTwitterand creates a collage of images. 


the process is simple -  open your Twitter account, post a picture on your timeline with the hashtag #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines, then this will be posted as part of the collage on the website (note that the hashstag is important and the website refreshes every 5mins) 


finally we PINOYswho love taking photos can help promote our the country.  we now have a simple (and truthful) answer to the question other nationalities asked of us, why they should come to the Philippines?  simply say, #ItsMoreFunInThePh…

Report Abusive Taxi Drivers in the Philippines via Taxikick

finally, PINOYs now got a tool to report abusive taxi drivers in the Philippines, check out Taxikick


how it works?

go to  http://taxikick.comenter the taxi's plate number.choose one of the predefined violations.enter the taxi name and additional comments (not required but it will help LTFRB and MMDA).review your report and submit!Taxikick will email your report to LTFRB and MMDA at the end of the day.you can also share your report using Twitter.Taxikick is free. No signup is required.
for queries, suggestions or comments, visit their Facebook and Twitter accounts (taxikick) or email taxikickapp@gmail.com


read more [abs-cbnnews.com]