Saturday, October 4, 2014

How Many Tweets Are Sent Every Day?

More than 500 million tweets are sent around the world every single day. This video from Twitter reveals the figure.

Twitter is faster than news

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Who Is Naderev Saño?

Naderev Saño made headlines when he burst into tears while speaking before the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland in 2013. The conference was held days after the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) devastated the Visayan region of the Philippines.
Listen to his speech on this video.


Beginning on 2 October 2014, Naderev walks 1,000 kilometers en route to Tacloban City. His walk commemorates the November 8 devastation of the typhoon Yolanda.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

How Many Left Dead By Typhoon Yolanda

The typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) that struck the Philippines on 8 November 2013 left about 7300 deaths according to this report by Inquirer.net. According to NDRRMC, 6,300 were reported dead as of 27 December 2013.

Aerial view of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan.jpg
"Aerial view of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan" by Russell Watkins/Department for International Development - Aerial view of Tacloban after Typhoon Haiyan Uploaded by January. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Other statistics reported by NDRRMC in relation to the effect of typhoon Yolanda as of  17 April 2014. Other statistics were taken from this 27 December 2013 report.

Casualties

  • 28,689 injured
  • 1,061 missing

Affected

  • 3,424,593 families affected
  • 16,078,181 individuals affected
  • 12,139 barangays affected
  • 44 provinces affected
  • 591 municipalities affected
  • 57 cities affected

Damages

  • 1,084,762 houses damaged
  • PHP 89,598,068,634.88 cost of damages

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

What Is Facebook's Original Name?

Before Facebook was facebook dot com, do you know what it was?

In 2003, Mark Zuckerberg wrote a program called Facemash. In 2004, he launched the system on the web as thefacebook.com. In 2005, Zuckerberg's company purchased the domain name facebook.com for $200,000.

If you are interested on how the original Facebook looked like, search "original facebook jpg" on any search engine's image search. The image is copyrighted.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What Is The Most Searched Term On The Web?

What is the most searched keyword or term on the Web? What is that word that the global netizens usually type on their browsers the moment they turn on their computer?

The answer is Facebook.

Not exactly that the people search the Web for items or news related to Facebook. They already know exactly where to go to. They want to login to Facebook. It's just that they are, perhaps, lazy to type "facebook.com" or "www.facebook.com" on the URL address bar or search bar. They also have not bookmarked the Facebook website, or have not set it as their default home page on their browsers. It could have been easier for them. Yet, they prefer typing on the search bar or URL address bar. Perhaps, it is more convenient for them.

The irony is, the words that the Facebook users actually type are "login facebook", not just "facebook". Typing "facebook.com" could have been easier and shorter. It skips the search engine results page (SERP) and it brings you immediately to the Facebook site. Otherwise, simply type "facebook" and surely, Facebook would be on the SERP list.

Who Are The Top 10 Heavy Users of Facebook?

If you cannot see the chart below, the following countries are most likely the top 10 users, in that order, of Facebook: Turkey, Venezuela, Tunisia, Italy, Albania, Colombia, Malaysia, Croatia, France, and Bosnia And Herzegovina.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

When In The History Of Boxing Manny Pacquiao Was Knocked Out And Defeated?

On December 8, 2012, Las Vegas, USA, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao lost and knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez in the 6th round. It was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception — a spiritual icon whom Pacquiao turned against after he found a new faith. Of all dates, why on December 8 — a date revered by the Catholic Christendom. Coincidence?

Pacman was a devout Catholic then. He never failed to hear mass and receive the Eucharist before any of his fight. A rosary was always around his neck and he never failed to make the sign of the cross whenever he could. After enjoying all the glories, and the money and fame he achieved from around the world, he turned his back from the Catholic Church.

Last June (2012), his first fight being a non-Catholic, Pacquiao lost to Timothy Bradley by (controversial) decision. Today, December 8, USA time, he lost to Juan Manuel Marquez. This time, there's no controversy. It was a pure and clear knockout.

Point of View. His new found faith has nothing to do with his loss. He remains a Christian. He just moved to another church. I don't think the Mother of Jesus would take his turning against her personally. Every thing happens for a reason. There's time to win; there's time to lose. Maybe this time, The Lady of Guadalupe - a Marian icon revered by the Mexicans -  on her feast (December 12), had to favor them by gifting Marquez a victory. Coincidentally, the birthday of Pacman's son is on December 12.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

What's The Most Accident Prone Road in Metro Manila?

According to "Ang Pinaka", a television program on QTV hosted by Rovilson Fernandez, the top 10 most accident prone roads in Metro Manila based on reports compiled my MMDA in 2009 are:

  1. EDSA. (5495 accidents in 2009)
  2. Commonwealth Avenue (3046 accidents)
  3. Alabang-Zapote Road (1819 accidents)
  4. Quirino Highway (1564 accidents)
  5. Quezon Avenue (1100 accidents)
  6. McArthur Highway (1064 accidents)
  7. Roxas Boulevard (952 accidents)
  8. Marcos Highway 
  9. C5
  10. Radial Road 10
According to the report, most causes of accidents are over-speeding and jaywalking. So, whenever you take these roads, be careful especially at night.