Typhoon Chedeng Social Media Resources

a Facebook page on Chedeng
Similar to last year's trend where a new Facebook page was created for every typhoon that entered the Philippine area of responsibility, it's apparent this year as the 1st major typhoon  Chedeng (with the international name of Songda) is visible on social media.


On facebook, there are 2 pages on Chedeng, one named "Bagyong Chedeng" at http://www.facebook.com/bagyongchedeng?sk=wall with 83 followers as of this writing and "Typhoon Chedeng" at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Typhoon-Chedeng/203947892973722 currently with 10 followers.

On twitter, the hashtags associated with this typhoon are #Chedeng ,  #ChedengWatch for local twitter discussions and  #Songda , #WeatherTweet for more global tweet sources.   Expect more occurences and possibly trending topics on the typhoon as it intensifies and makes its presence known within the Philippine area of responsibility.


PAGASA's official twitter account

PAGASA's official twitter account , DOST_PAGASA, which was created in mid October 2010 just right before Typhoon Megi, now has over 64,000 followers.  The twitter account is most active during typhoons with hourly reports on the current location of the typhoon. 

To follow PAGASA's (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) official updates, announcements, satellite images and weather bulletins, on twitter, go to http://twitter.com/dost_pagasa .  PAGASA's official Facebook page is at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dost_pagasa/164659536930397 .


Filipino Celebrities and Personalities 1st Tweets

Since twitter's popularity in the Philippines exploded as a fun and easy social networking tool, everybody has jumped into the Twitter bandwagon.  And as international personalities such as Ashton Kutcher, Lady Gaga, Oprah, David Archuleta, Justin Bieber and Charlie Sheen have gained additional fame on Twitter on top of their existing celebrity status, the Philippines has its own share of Twitter celebrities.   

Ever wonder though what's the very first thing they tweeted when they just joined Twitter ?   Some said hello, some supplied proof it really is them, some admitted they were still trying to figure out what Twitter is and how it works and some simply answered the question "What's happening ?" 

Here are some 1st tweets by some famouse Philippine celebrities and personalities.

Agot Isidro,  Pinky Webb, Gary V. and Phoemela Baranda greeted everybody in their 1st tweet.
Lea Salonga, Marc Nelson, Donita Rose, Vicki Belo and Tessa Prieto Valdez reveal they're trying Twitter for the 1st time.
Lorna Tolentino who just started tweeting over a month ago greeted her 14 followers. 
(5 weeks later, she gained close to 20,000 followers).

Gelli de Belen admits she's confused with Twitter.
Jay R and Coney Reyes posted some announcements as their preliminary Tweet.

Kris Aquino supplied proof that it's really her tweeting.


Anabelle Rama, true to her character, posted this as her first tweet on her second twitter account after her first one was hacked.
Richard Gomez and Ely Buendia didn't mind posting some wishful thinking thoughts.
Truly you can say anything on your mind on Twitter and Filipino personalities have done just that. The daily bulk of posts, mentions, replies and retweets have generated a lot of Twitter traffic adding to the tremendous user content on the social network placing the Philippines among the top countries using Twitter.

Do you remember any 1st tweets by your favorite Philippine celebrities and personalities ?


Who's Talking About The Philippines ?

Trendsmap.com, May 12, 2011 7:45am PH time
A quick glimpse on trendsmap.com for May 12, 2011 shows that mostly U.S. and Europe talk about the Philippines on Twitter or at least mention the Philippines in their tweets.

Taking a closer look at the United States shows that popular areas where the Philippines is a topic of interest are Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tennessee, New Jersey, Tucson, Las Vegas & Miami.

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