It's Community Manager Appreciation Day!

January 26, 2010


I’m not making this up.  Jeremiah Oywang, columnist for Forbes and blogger at Web Strategy, has just declared every fourth Monday of January as Community Manager Appreciation Day.  He said this is the day to “pause, recognize, and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world to improve customer experiences.” I believe it’s about […]

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Job Opening: Commissioning Editor for Yahoo! Southeast Asia

November 12, 2009


To anyone in Southeast Asia looking for work in the online industry, specifically in editorial, here’s another cool job opportunity for you.  Reposting this verbatim from the Y!SEA Blog. Yahoo! Southeast Asia is looking for a Commissioning Editor to help support the production of English-language custom-branded micro-sites. You’ll be required to identify and commission bloggers/writers […]

Posted in: internet

Purple Thumb: Our Mark, Our Vote

November 9, 2009


A lot has already been said about the importance of the elections and our right to vote.  That’s why the recently launched initiative of Yahoo! Philippines to cover the upcoming 2010 Elections is aptly entitled “Purple Thumb”, because the elections is essentially of the people, by the people, and for the people.  Which means every […]

Posted in: Pinoy, social media

Join Open Hack Day 2009 – Southeast Asia!

October 28, 2009


Calling all Pinoy developers!  Yahoo! Souteast Asia will be sponsoring a developer to the first Yahoo! Open Hack Day Southeast Asia to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia on November 21-22, 2009. As mentioned in the site, the objective of Open Hack Day is to “push the envelope of web innovation and creativity to meet the […]

Posted in: Community

It Starts With YOU (A Job Opening)

October 13, 2009


You probably heard by now the recent marketing campaign of Yahoo! whose core message is focused on YOU.  As the campaign kicks off in the US and slowly expands to the rest of the markets (really looking forward to it hitting the Philippines), there’s a job opening in Yahoo! Southeast Asia that really coincides with […]

Posted in: social media

India is Buzz-ing, will RP do the same?

May 23, 2009


Two buzz-worthy news that’s really worth checking out.  First, Yahoo! Buzz just underwent a major face lift.  The new look now more prominently features contributions from the site’s community.  There’s a new “Buzz Updates” tab to make it easier to follow, vote for and comment on what your friends just buzzed up.  Also, you’ll notice […]

Posted in: social media

An e-commerce lesson from a local cafe

May 23, 2009


(Photo by saeru) Every morning I start my day at work by buying coffee in one of Singapore’s very familiar local cafes, Toast Box.  I order two cups of coffee for me and my wife, the normal coffee with condensed milk & evaporated milk,  to go or as they say it in SG, ‘take away,’ […]

Posted in: e-commerce