Given the level of risk that we, as a country, are exposed to (e.g. from earthquakes and typhoons), it is easy to see that there is a compelling need for our government to set up effective disaster preparedness and relief response plans, especially considering the fact that we can never be immune to natural disasters.
The idea that Twitter users generate volumes of earthquake-related tweets at the onset of an earthquake is hardly new [link], but it’s always fun to work with data from home … Continue reading
How much of our country will we lose to political dynasties in 2016? After Election Day, will the country be able to reclaim territory from dynasties, or will the bleeding … Continue reading
It was such an exciting and intense match earlier between the UP Fighting Maroons and the UST Growling Tigers. Those of us who could not catch the game live on TV or via the web earlier had to rely on Twitter to follow the game. The game was so intense that #UPFight and #goUSTe were trending on the social media platform.
Is it possible to just look at the number of tweets per region and infer the population density at that region? Does it make sense to obtain a rough estimate of the GRDP of a locality based on the number of geotagged tweets that fall onto the area?
According to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) overseas employment statistics, in 2014, around 1.8 million Filipinos were deployed overseas and around 2.4 million (overseas work) contracts were processed. OFWs (and OCWs) … Continue reading
The past few days/weeks, we have been seeing a lot of posts on our fB walls and Twitter feeds on #AlDub. AlDub is an “accidental” segment in Eat Bulaga that had people following the program for a little over a month now.
Metro Manila Traffic Rhythm Thanks to a good friend and colleague**, last week, I learned about the existence of the Metro Manila Development Authority Live Traffic Monitoring System. Below is … Continue reading