#Hashtags Gone Wrong

#Hashtags Gone Wrong
Remember the classic sign on the doctor's door "Therapist" that could also be read as "The Rapist?" Since hashtags don't contain any spaces, multiple words joined together can also form different words and can deviate from the intended use and be misinterpreted. Share any Pinoy hashtags you've seen been misinterpreted too.

Updated 2013 Social Media Stats for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest

Updated 2013 Social Media Stats for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest
Techinfographics.com (designed by Digital Insights) published an updated infographic on the latest stats of the most popular social media platforms for 2013.
In a nutshell,
  • Facebook has 1.15 Billion+ total users
  • Twitter has 500 million+ total users
  • Google+ has 500 million+ total users
  • LinkedIn has 238 million total users
  • Instagram has 130 million total users
  • Pinterest has 70 million+ total users
Social Media Facts 2013
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Globe's Status in Visayas after Quake

Globe's Status in Visayas after Quake
Here's an e-mail received from the Globe Social Media Team sent October 15, 2013 regarding Globe's telecommunications infrastructure status in the Visayas region after the Intensity 7.2 earthquake which recently struck Bohol and nearby areas. #earthquakePH

Globe Telecom's network in the Visayas region did not sustain any significant damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit the region Tuesday morning based on the initial assessment made by its local network personnel. "Our network continues to be operational to provide critical telecommunication services for rescue and relief operations affected by the earthquake," said Robert Tan, Globe Chief Technical Adviser. Initial reports showed key Globe facilities in Lahug, Talisay,Abacus, San Remegio, Dauin, Cadiz, Iloilo, Roxas, Ormoc and Tacloban incurred no damage and are fully operational. Still, power outage in earthquake-damaged areas like Tagbilaran in Bohol may adversely affect operations in some of the company's base stations,Tan said. Store operations in Cebu and Bohol have been temporarily suspended as employees were evacuated. Tan emphasized that continuous site damage assessment is being conducted in all sites hit by the earthquake as a standard operating procedure. He added efforts undertaken by the company to further strengthen our resiliency and redundancy program have made Globe network disaster-ready. Globe Telecom will provide network advisories as necessary.

Globe Telecom is also currently setting up a Libreng Tawag and Libreng Charging station in Tagbilaran Municipal Hall in Tagbilaran City, Bohol where families affected by this morning’s strong earthquake are currently staying. Tents are being put up outside the municipal hall to serve as evacuation centers until it is assured that there will be no more risk for the people to return to their homes. Aside from giving Bohol residents an opportunity to get in touch with their friends and relatives for free, Globe is also providing free charging of cellular phones since the earthquake has also caused power failure in the island.

Globe Social Media Team

[UPDATED] Interactive Graph of Facebook Users in the Philippines (Timeline)

[UPDATED] Interactive Graph of Facebook Users in the Philippines (Timeline)
Here's a visual chart representing the number of Filipino registered users on Facebook from July 2010 to June 2013.
(Mouseover to each point to see actual total per date)
As of June 2013, the total Philippine Facebook population is 30 million and ranked as the 8th country with the most Facebook users. This is an updated to our April 2012 Interactive Graph with a total Philippine Facebook population of 27.7 million.

Based on 2010 figures, the Philippine Facebook population has doubled in the past 3 years.

Update:  As of October 2013, Facebook reports a total of 34 Million Facebook users from the Philippines.
Source: Facebook Ads.

Twitter Supports More Philippine Cities under Trending Topics

Twitter initially listed only Manila and Cebu as main Philippine cities for trending topics.  Now, Twitter has expanded the list to include the addition of Antipolo, Cagayan de Oro, Caloocan, Makati, Pasig, Quezon City, Taguig and Zamboanga City.

Celebrating Social Media Day 2013 in the Philippines

This 2013 marks the 4th year celebrating Social Media Day worldwide! Launched in 2010, Social Media Day has been celebrated by city meetups in hundreds of cities across the globe by social media enthusiasts.  Over 500 netizens attended 2012's Social Media Day in Makati and several more at other simultaneous Social Media Day meetups.

This year’s theme is #fwdPH pertaining to “love of country.”  Lined up for Social Media Day 2013 (Makati) are speakers and performers who will join the country in celebrating Social Media Day.

Here's the list of communities to celebrate Social Media Day in the Philippines:

Social Media Day 2013
(Manila Mashable Community)
Saturday, June 29, 2013, 10:00 AM
The New Glorietta Activity Center
Host: Chuckie Dreyfus
http://www.meetup.com/Mashable/Manila/934542/
http://tweetupmnl.com/?portfolio=social-media-day-2013

Social Media Day - Cagayan de Oro
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
SM City Cagayan de Oro
http://cdobloggers.com/social-media-day-at-sm-city-cagayan-de-oro/
https://www.facebook.com/events/184666501694537/

Social Media Day - Cebu
http://www.meetup.com/Mashable/Cebu-PH/934572/
Sunday, June 30, 2013, 6:00pm
Venue: TBA

Some establishments such as Sofitel have started celebrating Social Media Day.
Sofitel Manila celebrates Social Media Day with a social media-themed events throughout the week such as specially designed cupcakes,  a social media live tweet photo wall in the lobby and a “SoLuxurious at Sofitel” package wherein a social media butler will be assigned to guests to create status updates on their hotel stay.

To date, as listed on Mashable Meetups, Social Media Day will be celebrated in 327 communities worldwide.  For more details on Social Media Day 2013, visit http://mashable.com/smday/  The official hashtag for Social Media Day is #smday.
For photos from Social Media Day 2012, click here.

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