Saturday, November 8, 2014

How Many Filipinos Were Affected by the Super Typhoon Yolanda?

There are about 11 million individuals in 574 cities and municipalities that were affected by the super typhoon Yolanda that devastated Eastern Visayas on 8 November 2013.

How much would it cost to rebuild and rehabilitate these 574 cities and municipalities?

According to Asia News, US$ 8 billion would be needed to rebuild and rehabilitate the affected towns and cities.

Source: Asia News, Italy

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 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.


  • 28,689 injured
  • 1,061 missing


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


  • 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 In 2005, Zuckerberg's company purchased the domain name 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 "" or "" 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 "" 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.