Facebook unveals FB Newswire Powered by Storyful

Are you sick of seeing some stories or not verified news in your Facebook timeline or newsfeed? Worry no more as Facebook, number one Social Media site,  announced FB Newswire, a resource that will make it easier for journalists and newsrooms to find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media they produce. Powered by Storyful, FBNewswire is a new resource for journalists and newsrooms that aggregates newsworthy social content shared publicly on Facebook.

"Powered by Storyful, the leader in social content discovery and verification for newsrooms, FB Newswire aggregates newsworthy content shared publicly on Facebook by individuals and organizations across the world for journalists to use in their reporting. This will include original photos, videos and status updates posted by people on the front lines of major events like protests, elections and sporting events. FB Newswire is accessible on Facebook at Facebook.com/FBNewswire and on Twitter at @FBNewswire, and will be updated in real-time with content related to top news stories." said Andy Mitchell, Director, News and Global Media Partnerships

Millions of people share videos and pictures every day. Storyful is the fastest and safest way to separate news from noise per Storyful.

Datastickies, Post-it Notes Paper-thin Drives

So what's the future of USB Storage device? Post-it notes are on queue! Based from New Delhi, India, Designer Aditi Singh and university professor Parag Anand, are currently developing Paper-thin Datastickies (Data-that-sticks). They are built using from a super-strong, conductive material called graphene - made from a layer of carbon atoms - and will be available in sizes up to 32GB.

So how do Datastickies work? Here are some features.

DESIGN: Imagine carrying data like carrying a stack of sticky notes.
REDEFINE: Storing, transferring and retrieving digital data.
EASE: Easy peeling from the stack (ODTS). dataSTICKIES are envisioned to be stuck anywhere on the proposed ODTS (Optical Data Transfer Surface) in multiple numbers with their low tack conductive adhesive that transfers digital data.
EXPERIENCE: Sharing, expandability and usability like never before. Low tack multiuse conductive adhesive allows stacking together for increased capacity and enables carrying multiple dataStickes together.
COHERENCE: To personalize for volume, kind and attributes.

Indeed, Datastickies have futuristic design concept for Graphene based flash drives that may replace USB devices. Source: datastickies.com
Thursday, March 13, 2014
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Flappy Bird Will Be Taken Down By Developer, Dong Nguyen

Earlier today, Dong Nguyen, an indie developer of the hit game, Flappy Bird tweeted a very intriguing post. He said, "I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” The Developer then added, "It is not anything related to legal issues. I just cannot keep it anymore.”  It was reported that Nguyen was making $50,000 daily from this game.

Flappy Bird Tweets

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Credit to Nguyen's twitter account @dongatory

Last February 5, he tweeted, "Press people are overrating the success of my games. It is something I never want. Please give me peace." This might be the reason of bringing down Flappy Bird, what do you think? But to those people who already downloaded the game, this might not affect anything from your end, but let us see.

www.bugits.com Author, Mark M. Monta with his best score of 50 and yes, he is playing Flappy Bird during his work-out time

Are you in favor of this Nguyen's decision? Comment below.

Facebook Look Back Video, How To Check and Share?

Last Tuesday, Facebook , the number one social media site, rolled out it's new highlight - a new video about your life. This is still part of Facebook's 10th year founding anniversary.  The video has 62-second clip which includes the year you joined Facebook, your most-liked posts, status, photos and some random selection of your photos with a "look back" instrumental music.
Mark Monta, Cebu Bloggers Society Inc. Founder's Facebook Look Back Video
Enjoy your moments with your friends with this Facebook Look Back video, here's how!

1. Login to your Facebook Account
2. Go to http://www.facebook/lookback
3.  If you wish to share in your wall, click "SHARE YOUR MOVIE"

Already watch my Facebook look back video, how about yours?

Facebook  was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and other four classmates at Harvard University on February 4, 2004.
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Microsoft PH launches Glass House in Cebu

Last November 2013, Microsoft Philippines opened it's first Glass House at Greenbelt 5. This Glass House is a replica of typical home but is reimagined with the incorporation of different Windows 8.1 devices and apps made for each member of the family. On Janaury 31 to February 2, Microsoft Philippines brings Glass House in Cebu as it officially opened at SM City Cebu (Lower Ground Floor, Exhibit Area - near Moon Cafe).

This is a creative effort to demonstrate the ability of Microsoft's innovative devices and services to power and transform the lifestyle of Filipino families. The Glass House will showcase the newest Windows 8.1 devices (Lenovo MIIX2, Asus T100, Acer W4, etc.) and apps (Bing Food and Drink, Bing Health and Fitness, etc.) among other exciting features of the program. Also, Techies or everybody has a chance of winning Windows Tablet by just taking a tour of the Glass House and follow this Mechanics.

More details will be posted here, stay updated.

Facebook Number Game Meme, Annoying or Interesting?

First of all, Happy New Year to everybody and guess what? Facebook, the number one Social Media site, is back with it's infamous The Number Game or is it only in Philippines region? As far as we recall, this started last 2010 (December 8) which reached 1,000 users in less than 20 hours and now, Filipinos brought the Meme back just in time for the New Year.

Facebook Logo Credit: TimesUnion

But is it annoying or interesting? For some, they call this meme "stupid". But others said, "it's interesting" and in such way, they can give some interesting and cute messages to that dedicated Facebook user. So what are the rules? Simple!

1. Put a status that you are UP for Number Game and ask them a unique number or pick a number from 1-2000 (depends on your preference) and let them PM you their number

2. Once you get their Number, start posting in your wall with format, Pound sign (#) + their number + random facts about that user. Example,
#0302 You are beautiful inside and out.

Now check these "The Number Game" responses for bugITs author, Mark M. Monta

INTERESTING RESPONSES, here they are.....

Not so Interesting but FUNNY responses, here they are....

This viral Meme was launched by Preston Millen a student from Arkansas State University who confirmed that he has no intention or motive on the project which he named 'The Numbers Game’ but He was only got inspired to other viral project entitled "Cartoon Craze"

Preston Millen

Facebook Number Game tried to reach 1 million last 2010 but failed. Per Washington Post, "It has all the makings of a smash-hit trend: It plays off people's love of finding out secrets about themselves. It has the mystery to make people wonder what they're missing out on. And requires little effort."

What do you think?
Thursday, January 2, 2014
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