They’re staging a google bomb

I said in an earlier post that activists should consider taking the protest against President Arroyo to online social networks and using Google bombing. The Young Radicals blog has started the campaign, calling anti-Arroyo online forces to link “pekeng pangulo” to her home page at The blog is also calling for the Google bombingContinue reading “They’re staging a google bomb”

Cafe chain pushes censorship body for Philippine Internet

Please excuse me while I puke. Netopia, according to this article, is “urging” the government to create a censorship body to monitor the local Internet infrastructure. An official of the Internet cafe chain says the body “will operate similarly to the Movies Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and provide guidelines for the complianceContinue reading “Cafe chain pushes censorship body for Philippine Internet”

Now this is the perfect job

I was scanning the classified ads section of Sun.Star Cebu last night when I found this advertisement (see photo below) offering to pay people to play World of Warcraft. The company is looking for ‘professional gamers.’ This would be a great job, just a step or two below being a professional blogger. I wonder ifContinue reading “Now this is the perfect job”

Journalists who dont yet ‘get’ blogs

Journalism consultant Paul Conley describes three groups of journalists based on their awareness on blogging. The first group, which he describes as the “bright and ambitious,” has a good understanding of web logs and ‘at least a passing understanding of the fundamental shifts in media.’ The second group, Conley writes, ‘consists of people who don’tContinue reading “Journalists who dont yet ‘get’ blogs”

Blogging a beauty pageant

Sun.Star Cebu’s Bisaya tabloid Superbalita is celebrating its anniversary. Part of the activities is the search for Miss Sun.Star Superbalita 2005. The Superbalita staff wanted a blog for the pageant so I created the Miss SuperB! blog, using WordPress, last night. I used the Vader style of the K2 theme. Superbalita wants all blog entriesContinue reading “Blogging a beauty pageant”

Coming soon from PCIJ: podcasts

A few months after starting its blog, the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism is set to produce podcasts. According to this story, the podcasts are to be delivered in a radio show model, complete with speakers, guests, background music and sound clips. This is great news. With blogging, PCIJ broke free from its previousContinue reading “Coming soon from PCIJ: podcasts”


Early this morning I revisited my account for the first time in more than a month. I used my account again because the free host of my ZiddlyWiki,, was inaccessible this morning and my previous host‘s service has become intermittent. As I said in my previous posts on ZiddlyWiki and ServersideWiki, the freeContinue reading “Revisiting”

Radical WordPress theme

I changed the theme of Sun.Star’s Blog Chronicles to Kiwi, a theme that’s so different from most WordPress themes available. I still have to customize the design, though. For a while, I thought of using it for this site but I still have to find a way to implement asides the way it is beingContinue reading “Radical WordPress theme”

Protests in the time of Friendster and Google bombing

When you say protest action, the typical tibak or activist will tell you about methods in staging rallies, what to bring in gatherings etc. (in my time they told us to bring toothpaste and a hanky and to write the name of a lawyer and his phone number in our wrist). Online protests don’t seemContinue reading “Protests in the time of Friendster and Google bombing”