Know Your Twitter Limits

Ever wondered how many tweets you could like in a day?  Or how many tweets you can post?
As stated on Twitter's support pages, here are the limits for Twitter activity:

  • 2,400 tweets per day
  • 1,000 direct messages per day
  • 1,000 following per day (technical limit)
  • 5,000 following total (additional follow attempts are limited by account-specific ratios)

When you hit a limit, Twitter will notify you with an error message telling you which limit you've hit. For limits that are time-based (like the direct messages, Tweets, changes to account email, and API request limits), you'll be able to try again after the time limit has elapsed.
Source: Twitter limits (API, updates, and following)

PokemonGo Top Trending Twitter Topic in Multiple Asian Countries on Day 1 Availability in South East Asia

On August 6, 2016, Pokemon Go announced on it's official Facebook and Twitter accounts that the app is now available in 15 more countries and regions across Asia and Oceania both on the Play Store and App Store.

The countries and regions include Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and Palau.

Despite coinciding with the Rio Summer Olympics, a quick check on the trending topics of 4 South East Asian Countries where Pokemon Go is now available reveals that #PokemonGo (and country-themed hashtag variations) is a trending topic, with as much as dominating 4 of the Top 10 Trending Topics in the Philippines (#PokemonGo #Charmander #Pikachu, #Squirtle).

In countries such as Malaysia and the Philippines, there have been over 625K tweets on #PokemonGo making it a Top Trending Topic.  Expecting more tweets and online discussions about the game as more users from these countries download, install and start exploring the app.

The online phenomenon and popularity created by Pokemon Go is huge businesses can't neglect. Now that #PokemonGo is available in most of South East Asia, we'll get to see the creative marketing strategies businesses will execute to capitalize on this.

Which Country is Most Grabbed by Grab on Twitter?

Since Grab is operating in Southeast Asia, Grab has created Twitter accounts for each country to support its social media efforts.   A quick snapshot of these Grab Twitter accounts shows that Grab Indonesia (@grabID) has the most number of followers with 74,298, followed by Grab Philippines (@GrabPH) with 39,285 followers).  This is not surprising given that both Indonesia and Philippines have huge population of internet users who are active on social media. 
In addition, @GrabPH actively engages with its followers responding to tweets mentioning them.
Given the daily volume of commuters who take taxis, twitter is specifically one of the social media platforms on mobile Grab can take advantage of.  Let's see who can "grab" this opportunity in the months to come.

AFP to hold 3rd Social Media Summit

In 2014, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) held its first Social Media Summit as a call to the changing times where social media has become a critical resource and tool for public outreach and feedback.  Last June 23, 2015, the 2nd Social Media Summit's theme was: “Advancing Patriotism in the Age of Internet of Things” held at the AFP Theatre, Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
This year's theme is “Change.Move.Achieve: Moving forward through Social Media.”

The one-day summit is spearheaded by Media and Civil Affairs Group (MCAG) and Civil-Military Operations School of the Civil Relations Service (CMOS) of the AFP.  It aims to present initiatives in information and communication management, enhance the skills of social media managers and build bigger network with AFP’s civilian counter parts, and establish synergy in harnessing social media efforts to achieve national goals.

Topics covered and to be discussed by social media gurus at the 3rd AFP Social Media Summit are:
  • Content Marketing and Social Media Benchmarks
  • Organizing and Mobilizing Online Community
  • Going Viral: Lessons for Creating Stories with Impact
  • Bridging Generation Gaps and Social Media
  • Shaping National Issues through Social Media
  • Social Media and Countering Violent Extremism
In comparison, 2015 topics tackled:
  • Social Media That Works: Best Practices in Building Social Media Plan for Organizations
  • Social Media in Cloud Computing and the Internet of Things
  • Role of Social Media in Peace Building -Using Analytics to Predict Social Media Opportunities
  • Radicalization in Social Media
  • Legislative Breakthroughs in the Age of the Internet of Things
  • Social Media Strategy That Works: Best Practices in Building Social Media Plan for Organizations
  • Forward Looking: What’s next in n the Future of Social Media
  • What lies ahead for Social Media as tool for uplifting an organization’s image.
Information Officers from various units of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Department of National Defense, Philippine National Police, Academic Institutions and other Government Organizations and Agencies will attend the conference. Non-government and Civil-Society organizations will also be invited.

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Philippine Presidential Inaugural Livestreams on YouTube and Now Facebook

During the former Philippine President Aquino administration, major events involving the President have been livestreamed on YouTube from 2010 - 2016.

Noting that Facebook has played a significant role as a venue for online engagement during the recent Philippine Elections, newly appointed Chief of Presidential Communications Office's Martin Andanar met with head of Facebook Public Policy for Asia Pacific, Elizabeth Hernandez to discuss livestreaming the newly elected Philippine President inaugural on June 30.

To cater to the online audience and Filipinos worldwide, the Philippine President Inaugural was livestreamed both on Facebook at while livestreamed on YouTube via the RTV Malacanang channel at

Martin Andanar said "I will propose to the president that after the inaugural, thereafter, all of the briefings, all of the presidential briefings and announcements should be streamed on Facebook."

How did both Facebook and YouTube fare?
By the middle of President Duterte's speech at 12:12pm, there were more than twice Facebook viewers as YouTube viewers with Facebook having 61,464 viewers and YouTube at 25,871 viewers.
By the end of the speech at 12:18pm,  there were 26.5K viewers on YouTube and 63.8K viewers on Facebook.

On a fast internet connection, we were able to load and watch both livestreams simultaneously.  YouTube's version has better quality since it can offer up to 1080HD via its video settings.  Facebook doesn't offer any video quality options so only a default is available.

It's also worth nothing that during the President's speech, there were more shares of the Facebook live video (26K) than the number of actual YouTube viewers (25K).  Based on the initial statistics on Facebook live for the Philippine Government, it seems it has shown potential of continued and increased government outreach via social media.

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