Venus Raj Fans Create A Major Major Facebook Page

Filipinos took note of Miss Philippines Venus Raj’s answer in the Miss Universe pageant when asked “What was the one big mistake that you did in your life? And what did you do to make it right?”.

Venus answered “In my 22 years of existence there is nothing major major problem I've done that I have done in my life.” The phrase “major major” caught the attention of people, since it’s not a common phrase in the English language. On Twitter, Fashion designer Rajo Laurel tweeted that Venus’ answer translated in Filipino is “Wala po akong naging problema sa buhay ko na BONGGANG-BONGGA!" And it does seem like that what Venus’ answered is a direct translation.

Major Major Facebook Fan Page
A facebook fan immortalized this moment by creating a facebook fan page entitled “Major Major.” In a span of a day after creating the page, there have been 500 people who “liked” it and is still growing. People who have added the page to their favorites, have commented that they loved her answer and that she had the coolest answer and gave her thumbs up for the very “Filipino” phrase. Some have wittingly used it in their comments as well like “You made me major major happy” and “I major major love your answer” And “Super major major congrats!”

While Venus only placed 4th runner up, she still accomplished an amazing feat by which Filipinos are proud of. And her major major answer is now being adapted as a Filipino expression.

Venus Raj Predicted As Miss Universe on a Youtube Video

Venus Raj Predicted As Miss Universe on a Youtube Video
If you search youtube for "Miss Universe 2010", you'll be surprised to see several videos by users even if the actual pageant coronation night is still a day away.

Users have been using Social Media to voice out their top country picks.  This along with users in discussions on the various social networks generate a huge amount of content even if coronation night hasn't commenced yet.   The example below is a video by user venemiami who acts like a pre-pageant host counting down his personal top 15 picks.

And guess what ?  He chooses no other than Miss Philippines, Venus Raj as his top pick.

Incidentally, Venus Raj's comment on Facebook cited that she has been chosen among the top 15 candidates.   A leak like this can easily spread word especially on a social networking site like Facebook as users can easily share this with friends.

Don't fail to watch the Miss Universe Pageant live at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Nevada on August 23, 2010 as Venus Raj will be wearing the Philippine Sash as her national costume.

Nike Philippines Basketball Campaign Integrates With Facebook

Nike Philippines introduces their "New Breed, New Game, New Legacy" basketball campaign.  On their website at is an animated intro featuring selected basketball team representatives from San Beda, FEU and Ateneo with their team mascots depicted behind them as a colorful backdrop.   

The campaign's premise is basically a tally for the school with the most number of votes.  The site encourages everybody to show support for their favorite school by adding ones photo and sending a short message.  Clicking on "Cheer For Your Team" lets you choose your favorite team.  Choose the team you want gives you two choices: "Cheer for team" and "View team".  Clicking on "Cheer" lets you leave a message for your chosen team.  Once you've left a message,  you'll be sent to a facebook page where the app "nikemosaic" is requesting for permission to link your facebook account to the team page.Clicking on "Allow" takes you back to the Nike page where your cheer and vote has been added to the team's page.  "View team" brings you to the team's page with all the avatars of people who chose that team.  Clicking on any one avatar will bring up their cheer/message.   You have an option (found below the message) to "share" or "post on wall" which then prepares and formulates your message your facebook posting by giving the link and letting you post to your profile by clicking on "Share".

Nike also released a video featuring the campaign's slogan "New Breed, New Game, New Legacy".

After only 2 days of the video being posted, there are already close to 10,000 views.  Looks like the video is successfully going viral.

Welcome To Pinoy Social Media !

Welcome To Pinoy Social Media !
Mabuhay !

Social Media has swept Filipinos off its feet and into the social network scene by the millions.   Whether it be facebook or friendster, twitter or plurk, multiply or myspace, youtube or flickr, foursquare or gowalla, the Philippines has integrated its offline social nature with the online social media.

This site aims to provide up to date news, opinion and observations on the ever-growing social media usage of Filipinos.

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