Lapu-Lapu mayor offers State Of The City Address e-book for download via phone scanning

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza will be giving her State Of The City Address in Hoops Dome in Lapu-Lapu City this morning. What’s different about her speech today — from her previous ones and from the speeches local government executives have been giving and will be giving this month — is its digital twist —Continue reading “Lapu-Lapu mayor offers State Of The City Address e-book for download via phone scanning”

Nexus and disruption

A Filipino company launched in Cebu last week two dual-SIM phones with one that can, arguably, be called a smartphone, in a non-snobbish sense that it is a touchscreen phone that can connect to the Internet. Starmobile’s FeatureSmart T601i costs just P3,290. Starmobile president Michael Chen said that although their phones are priced low, theseContinue reading “Nexus and disruption”

This column is still written by a human

THE Agence France Presse (AFP) published an interesting article last week about the use of algorithms to write news articles. The AFP article, which was written by a human, discussed how a group of new companies use algorithms or mathematical procedures run on computers to turn large volumes of numeric data into articles. A pioneerContinue reading “This column is still written by a human”

Social media layer on ‘real life’

Last Saturday, several groups all over the world celebrated Social Media Day. In Cebu, members of the Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. gathered in Mactan Isla Resort and Spa for a seminar on various topics related to social media. I talked about good writing as foundation of an effective social media campaign. Despite advances in onlineContinue reading “Social media layer on ‘real life’”