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Viral Ideas: To Talk of Many Things

Posted in Blogging & Technology, Crosspost by juned on the December 14th, 2009

(originally posted at Notes from the Digital World)
The purpose of the webinar, for me at least, was to talk or more exact have a conversation with people. To borrow from Lewis Carroll - the webinar’s use is to talk:

The time has come,” the Walrus said,
To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings

The Walrus and The Carpenter
Lewis Carroll
(from Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, 1872)

For those who knows the Poem and Carroll’s story - the goal is to talk and consume oysters :)


It was after the Philippine Blog Awards Awards Dinner at Cagayan de Oro where the idea started and continued in the early morning as we - Janette, Cokskiblue or Coy and me - waited for our flight to Manila. Viral something that catches on. Viral something that infects. Viral something that happens on-line as well as off-line.

When you talk of Viral on-line you get a post, a picture, a sound or a movie posted that catches the attention of the netizen, It could be anything really from a video of prisoners dancing Michael Jackson on video to a micro blogging platform that captures nearly more than a thousand or even a million users.

On-line, viral often also means something interesting or of interest. And in that is the essence what the show is about. So far we tackled or talked about things from how to literally make a viral video to NoyNOY Aquino performance in term of search in the web.


The Webinar is live although recorded - in a sense different from a podcast.
The Webinar uses images, sound and sometimes even video - in a sense different from a videocast.

The format of the show is also entertaining or interesting n that it is in a sense a live digital broadcast of a presentation online. Being a presentation the listner can actually participate in the discussion by typing in a question or joining the talk through a microphone and a headset.The potential of interaction is great - Profora Media the company hosting the webinar offers not only the venue but also the expertise to set-up the seminar.


All you need is to sign-up once.

And the demands are not that great

All that is required to join the seminar and listen is to have an Internet connection and a computer.
All that is needed to participate in the seminar is a computer and headset/speakers
All that is needed to participate and add your voice to the seminar is to have a computer, headset/speaker, and a microphone.

And its free.


Perhaps that is why I became a part of the webinar - it is a way to share and talk about things viral or of interest So far it has been an interesting few weeks doing the webinar and we - Coy, Janette and myself Would be more than happy to see it grow. So yes please join us at Viral Ideas.

And its more than a webinar its conversation its talk.

Also, I would like to hear from you about - One, What you think is a viral ides and Two, What topic you would like to discuss.

Viral Ideas
Every Tuesday
9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Register at

When is Martial Law welcome?

Posted in Politics and Culture by juned on the December 6th, 2009

Most of us were awaken saturday with the imposition of Martial Law in the province of Maguindanao - As of late a province that has been in the center of political and social storm, because of the mass murder of around fifty persons - women and members of the media included.

The alleged perpetrators were the allies of the administrations both past and present. And as one stood watching the Armed Forces of the Philippines took control of Maguindanao, one was mesmerized as news of what seemed to be the downfall of a powerful political clan.

Where was the opposition? Where was the vocal voice that would oppose the imposition of Martial Law. It would come but there was hesitation - an unease on how to react to this.

There were people who welcomed the development, there were those who were who did not know how to react, there were those who did not care and there were those who were against it.


The reason for it, behind all the reasons cited, was to bring down the political family that has been implicated and condemned for the most henious mass murder in Philippine history and this gave a number of people reason to give the action a tacit nod of approval. This was most likely brought about by the news of the masscre, the news reports coming in about Maguindanao, and commentary not only criticizing but demonizing the political clan. So the target of this action amd their plight did not amount to anything one can feel sorry for or emphatize with. To the chagrin of the most vocal critics of this Administration -many of whom have also joined in the condeming of the mass murder and villification of the alleged.

Opposition and criticism came slow and the fact that Martial Law was imposed on a weekend gave the Administration probably enough time to start and probably complete its operations without interruptions.

Criicisms and warnings of Martial Law that began to trickle in were nothing compared to the images and news of cache of arms and even the sight of the members of the political family being hauled off to be questioned. A different sight of them who were the politcal lords of their land.

Opposition to Martial Law declared under such circumstances is going to be an uphill battle because they would be weighed down because of the seemed association with and even championing of alleged the mass murder suspects.

The Big Bad Wolf has to be killed. Society demands it.

Make a bogeyman or use the devil society has made and one can justify almost anything.

Watch 10 Tactics This Friday

Posted in Blogging & Technology, News and Announcements by juned on the December 3rd, 2009

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If you want to effectively say what you want say on line
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Over 20 screenings in 16 different countries are taking place. In Metro Manila, this will happen on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at the Asian Institute of Management, Makati (in front of Greenbelt 1), starting 7PM

You can register here