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This is the new pillory: One stupid tweet can ruin your life

February 13, 2015 By: jessicazafra Category: Technology No Comments →

Remember: Not every thought that crosses your head is for public consumption.

Photo illustration by Andrew B. Myers. Prop stylist: Sonia Rentsch.

As she made the long journey from New York to South Africa, to visit family during the holidays in 2013, Justine Sacco, 30 years old and the senior director of corporate communications at IAC, began tweeting acerbic little jokes about the indignities of travel. There was one about a fellow passenger on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport:

“?‘Weird German Dude: You’re in First Class. It’s 2014. Get some deodorant.’ — Inner monologue as I inhale BO. Thank God for pharmaceuticals.”

Continue reading How One Stupid Tweet Ruined Justine Sacco’s Life in the NYT.

This is the old pillory.

John Waller in pillory. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

“Easiest to use design program” launches Asian operations in Manila

August 18, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Design, Technology No Comments →

Report by Deo Giga


Canva is a free online design platform that launched in the Philippines on 8 August. The Australian company, whose roots go back to 2007, has established its Asian hub by opening an office in Manila where it focuses on graphic design, marketing, and customer service. Asked why the company chose the Philippines, CEO Melanie Perkins said, “Filipinos have a strong design aesthetic and tend to be early adopters of new technology.” She herself is a quarter Filipino.

Canva CEO Melanie Perkins

Anyone can use the platform and the free images and illustrations available in its library for various projects: from business cards to Twitter posts, photo collages, documents, presentations and invitations, even Facebook ads, real estate flyers and—for writers publishing their ebooks—Kindle covers. You can also design a cover for a physical book.

Canva is also hiring. Professional designers are welcome to contribute designs; every time their designs are used, they earn a royalty. (Visit for more details.)

If the real Roger Federer follows Not Roger Federer on Twitter, would it tear a hole in the fabric of space-time?

June 27, 2014 By: jessicazafra Category: Technology, Tennis 1 Comment →






And our favorite:

We are not on Twitter.

December 03, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Announcements, Cats, Technology 3 Comments →

saffy disapproves


This site has a Facebook page maintained by our friends at Fuentes Manila.

We are antisocial.

In case there is any confusion.

The Philippines leads the world in social media use. But you already knew that.

October 22, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Technology, World Domination Update 1 Comment →


They forgot seamen. Seafarers.

Zoom-able version at Doghouse Diaries. via io9.

The Antisocial Network at last

June 21, 2013 By: jessicazafra Category: Technology No Comments →

Hell is Other People: Walk One from Scott Garner on Vimeo.

via The Daily Dot.

Of course if one were really antisocial she would not join any social networks at all.