MMDA vs. PAGASA: Twitter Tale of the Tape

Snapshot taken Oct. 30, 2014 6:15pm
Traffic vs. Weather
As much as a lot of people follow @MMDA (1.24M) to receive updates on traffic, @dost_pagasa has much more followers with 1.64 million receiving status updates on the weather. However, despite the large gap, @MMDA follows more accounts than @dost_pagasa, though considering their millions of followers, they have a very low following count (42 and 14).

In terms of engagement for the month of October 2014, both considerably sustain the same amount of effort. With regards to mentions though, @MMDA gets much more mentions, which makes sense since there are much more traffic activity and updates than storm activity in a day. Lastly, @MMDA tweets most on Thursdays at 7pm (which is peak hour in traffic) while @dost_pagasa is at 11pm (which is one of their standard times for providing a storm update).

Red Ribbon vs. Goldilocks: Twitter Tale of the Tape

Snapshot taken Oct. 30, 2014 at 5pm.
Goldilocks has 11x more followers, but Red Ribbon is following almost as many accounts as Goldilocks. Red Ribbon seems to have more engagement despite having much less followers than Goldilocks.  However, Goldilocks launched an online contest recently which shows high engagement in the 3rd week of the month resulting in a very high tweet volume in mentions.  Both Goldilocks and Red Ribbon tweet the most at 5pm.

Social Media Day 2014 Celebrations in the Philippines

Social Media Day 2014 is the 5th Anniversary of Social Media Day spearheaded by Mashable and celebrated every June 30.

Here in the Philippines, Social Media Day is going to be celebrated two days earlier on June 28, 2014 (because it's more FUN in the Philippines!) and simultaneous locations in the country.

This year's theme for the Philippines is #boomPH (Best of Online Media, Philippines) to honor excellent and outstanding social media and digital accomplishments of the different communities involved.  Social Media Day will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Philippines’ first connection to the internet.

Expect social media and digital natives, influencers, personalities, active users, fans and followers to be at the Samsung Hall, SM Aura, The Fort, Taguig City on June 28, 2014 from 1pm till evening.

For a full list of activities and programs scheduled for the day, check out  Here's a list of of all Philippine cities celebrating Social Media Day.

To find out Social Media Day celebrations all over the world, check out Mashable.

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Filipino Wins America Meet World Global Comedy Contest

Filipino Wins America Meet World Global Comedy Contest
The Filipino love for photography which is enhanced so much more by social media became the claim to fame for doctor and stand-up comedian Nathaniel "Nace" Cruz, who won the  “America Meet World" Global Comedy Contest.

Nace's video entry entitled “Episode 1: Hunger” of the series “Junjun: The Social Network Savvy Beggar” won the contest out of 138 videos from 21 countries.

The winning video entry that 22,381 views recieved 14,296 votes.  As prize, Nace won the chance to come to New York and meet Executives from The Daily Show.

America Meet World is a project of Single Palm Tree Productions (SPT), a New York-based media company and production house dedicated to taking Americans around the world through laughter and entertainment.
Watch his video here:

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