Tweeting Like A Boss

Someone followed me on Twitter – Bragging Jackass. Their page description sounds very intriguing (“Highlighting people’s superiority complex. We stockpile the ridiculous, one brag at a time. Boasting at its finest“)  that’s why I read through their retweets:

HMMKAY.

Now I get it. This phenomenon is what they call Humble Bragging. According to Urban Dictionary, it is a “form of self promotion where the promoter thinks he is, almost subliminally, bragging about himself in the context of a humble statement or complaint. Everyone listening thinks he is a jackass.”

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Meet Techie G.

Warning: This post is sequel to The Couch Potato Complex

I bet you know her.

Just as many kids and adults are hooked online, so are our grannies! Although I haven’t seen one who plays online games as aggressive as Lola Techie in this Bayantel commercial, centenarians have a fair share in the percentage of internet users. In a May 2011 survey of pewinternet.org, 42% of Americans aged 65+, use the internet. Continue reading

What’s Your Specialty?

We recently celebrated the 27th anniversary of our degree program, Organizational Communication, last September 26-30.

The week-long celebration officially ended with Center Stage, an inter-batch variety show. Although that week was just as toxic (UP’s term for “hectic”) as any other week before, our batch just couldn’t find a common time to prepare for the presentation. But, with a little pressure (and miracle), we were able to come up with something to present. Watch the performance here.

We perfected SWAGGING.

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ANSABE?

NOTE: In order to help you comprehend this blog post, let’s enhance your vocabulary first.

Webtrovert: someone who is shy/ introvert in real life, but turns into full-on extroverted party animal on internet forums and sites

Freudian Click: sending an email to someone by mistake

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The YOU Brand

Will you do a little favor for me?

First, go to www.google.com. Second, type your full name on the search bar.

What pages appear on the list? Your Facebook account? Twitter? LinkedIn? None?

This is what employers do nowadays. They search for your name on Google then click on the links that give “hints” about you — your personality, profile, what you look like and how you think.

Social networking sites are, in the end, not for networking alone. They go beyond connecting you with your friends and relatives. They go beyond being a sanctuary of your thoughts and daily rants. They go beyond making yourself visible online. Social networking is packaging yourself. Social networking is about the YOU brand.

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Where’s My Cheese?

Here’s a secret: I love food.

If cheese is food, then I love cheese! Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, blue cheese, keso de bola, kesong puti, or even the worm-infested Casu Marzu (I haven’t tasted this one, though).  But these are not the kinds of cheese I’ll be talking about. Continue reading

Words, Words, and More of Words

Just minutes ago, I had 10 tabs opened for a Google Chrome window. If this night was one of those summer nights, I would have 10 tabs opened for social networking sites. But no, classes had just started this week, and things to do have already started piling up. I felt like a little kid drowning in an Olympic pool. Okay, that was exaggerated, but that was the only metaphorical scenario I could imagine. I had 10 tabs opened for peer-reviewed journals. Continue reading