The Land Where I Was Born 008
Random photos and thoughts about the Philippines
Our environment, our experiences, and the people we choose to surround us shapes us into who we are. In this series I search the web for thought-provoking images about the Philippines, the country I was born in and which I am now just discovering.
Over 27 million Filipinos regularly log in to Facebook while a couple of million have made Twitter a popular go-to site for trends, news and information. Since 2008, Filipino netizens have led the world in video and photo uploads. The growing numbers have made pundits name the Philippines the world’s social media capital since 2010. – GMA News, June 27, 2012
The Philippines has been described as the undisputed text capital of the world. Available data indicate that in 2003, a Filipino subscriber sent an average of 195 messages a month. By 2009, a Filipino subscriber sent an average 600 text messages a month, or more than 300 percent more than he did in 2003. – Philippine Daily Inquirer, April 27, 2012
“You text, right?” a friend once asked. “Of course,” I wrote back. “I’m Filipino.” I’d been texting for years prior. My cousins in the Philippines could text out lines of Shakespeare almost as fast as I could type them on a computer. Even my 80-year old grandmother was texting before my friends in the States understood the concept. – DesignObserver.com, June 30, 2011