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Network Growth of “The Silent Majority”

The membership expansion was so fast, we got curious about its network growth dynamics. We decided to “visualize” the mushrooming of the online society.

April 24, 2016 · 15 Comments

Assessing the Feasibility of Relief Operations

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.

March 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Twitter Users as Seismographs

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

October 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Evolution & Prevalence of Politcal Dynasties in the Philippines

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

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

UAAP Season 78 Men’s Basketball: UST vs UP

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.

September 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Urbanism in the Philippines

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?

September 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

Landbased Overseas Filipino Workers

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

September 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

The AlDub Phenomenon

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.

September 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Web Scraping the MMDA Traffic Updates

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

September 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

PNoy’s 5th State of the Nation Address

Meanwhile on Twitter world… Before the President’s Speech During the President’s Speech After the President’s Speech Special thanks to my ever reliable Macbook Air (the one I used for both data … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment