With “Yolanda” in 2013 and, earlier, “Ondoy,” “Sendong,” “Pablo” and other frightening storms, disaster preparedness is now an indispensable part of the Philippine handbook of survival. And with climate change an official reality, with world powers America and China agreeing to cut greenhouse gas emissions, disaster preparedness now ranks among the top priorities of any nation, big or small.
News exchange in Facebook is a classic example of democratization of information. Reports said that Facebook has changed the way users consume news such that searching has become highly personal and has cleared away third-party editorial judgment.
By Jose Ma. Montelibano
One year later. It sounds so important today, at least media-wise. We use dramatic events to create milestones – and then their anniversaries as continuing threads for more stories. Yolanda is no exception. It still is fresh enough to remember. It is the beginning of a new political season. What better motivation to use Yolanda to gain credit, or inflict blame?
By Oscar Franklin Tan
Privacy is not dead on Facebook! The Supreme Court ruling rejecting the “bikini girls’” privacy claim against St. Theresa’s College in Cebu City has been exaggerated and taken out of context in some reports. The ruling is sound, but I wish it were clearer that it had little to do with Facebook or currently debated social media privacy issues.
By Maria Monica Cueto
I don’t have Facebook. Everyone always gives me a puzzled look whenever I say that. I bet some of you would react similarly and are asking why. Everyone seems to want to know why. It seems that not having a Facebook account in these modern times is unheard of and is the cyberworld’s version of being antisocial.