Durant sorry for 'idiotic' tweets

Sep 20, 2017 - 2:22 PM

The NBA Finals MVP was caught out on Twitter after using his official account on the social media site to reply to comments from a fan asking why he had left Oklahoma City.

TOO FAR. Kevin Durant uses Twitter to engage with fans, but he took it too far this time. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Social media updates roundup: September 10 to 16, 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:19 PM

Pinterest hits 200 million users, while Facebook tests a new 'Snooze' feature to mute friends, Pages and Groups for a set amount of time

Trump lets loose on 'Rocket Man' Kim, 'Crooked Hillary'

Sep 17, 2017 - 11:30 PM

US President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'Rocket Man' and also retweets a GIF post with the hashtag #CrookedHillary

Social media updates roundup: September 3 to 9, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 5:12 PM

YouTube streaming has new ultra low latency mode while Facebook tests colored comment bubbles and Instagram story integration

NO DELAY. YouTube introduces ultra-low-latency option to cut video delay between viewer and streamer. Image from YouTube

Social media updates roundup: August 20 to 26, 2017

Aug 27, 2017 - 6:11 PM

News publisher branding on Facebook direct video uploads on Reddit and LinkedIn and new emojis

NEWS BRANDING. Facebook announces the new feature on August 22, 2017. Image from Facebook

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Aug 24, 2017 - 10:41 PM

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Ex-CIA agent campaigns to block Trump from Twitter

Aug 24, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Valerie Plame Wilson wants to raise a billion dollars to buy a controlling interest in Twitter and use that to pressure the social network to ban Trump

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Thursday

BOMBSHELL. Senator Panfilo Lacson exposes the extent of corruption at the Bureau of Customs on August 23, 2017. Photo from Senate PRIB

The Philippines’ top 10 Twitter hashtags in the last 10 years

Aug 23, 2017 - 6:00 PM

From love teams to current events these are the hashtags that connected Filipinos online in the past decade

#HappyBirthday! This was the first hashtag tweeted 10 years ago

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The first hashtag was used by Chris Messina who suggested the use of the pound sign to categorize tweets

TWEET TWEET. The hashtag was invented on the social media platform 10 years ago. Photo from

'We deserve better': #FireMocha tops local Twitter trends

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM

Netizens call for the ouster of PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

'Keep the fire burning': Netizens remain positive despite Gilas loss to South Korea

Aug 17, 2017 - 2:11 AM

Even after another heartbreaking loss against rivals South Korea netizens still showed their gratitude for Gilas Pilipinas gallant stand in FIBA Asia Cup 2017

Trump's morning Twitter habit takes unfortunate turn

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:46 PM

Donald Trump retweets a message from a man who called him a fascist It took Trump about 20 minutes to delete it

TRUMP TWEETS. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

In tweets: Where magnitude 6.3 earthquake was felt in Luzon

Aug 11, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Post related photos and reports on agos rappler com a disaster information platform powered by the bayanihan spirit

Twitter user growth stalls, revenue dips

Jul 27, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Twitter reports its base of monthly active users is unchanged at 328 million compared to the first 3 months of the year and up just 5 from a year earlier

TWITTER'S STALLED GROWTH. This November 7, 2013 file photo shows the logo of Twitter on the front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

PH, 27 other countries use 'cyber troops' to manipulate opinion – study

Jul 25, 2017 - 9:35 AM

A University of Oxford study says one trait of cyber troops in the Philippines is individual targeting which is used to silence political dissent online and often leads to real life threats and reputational damage

Illustration by Nico Villarete/Rappler

#ThinkPH trends on Twitter

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:15 PM

ThinkPH impressions hit the 60 million mark when Bianca Gonzalez discusses responsible social media use and how to add value to dialogues online

#MMShakeDrill trends, racks up over 3.8 billion impressions

Jul 14, 2017 - 8:34 PM

The impressions count indicates widespread engagement and interest in the disaster preparedness exercise

Tinder gives 2 strangers free trip to Hawaii after hilarious 3-year convo

Jul 13, 2017 - 6:48 PM

A protracted Tinder exchange consisting of short greetings sent once every few months sends two strangers on a dream holiday – but on one condition

11 juta cuitan sambut kehadiran EXO di Twitter

Jul 10, 2017 - 5:05 PM

EXO baru saja membuka akun Twitter resmi mereka @weareoneEXO

EXO luncurkan akun Twitter resmi, @weareoneEXO, pada Sabtu, 8 Juli. Foto dari Instagram/smentertainment

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, June 3- July 9, 2017

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Must watch videos from this week

Lady Gaga menunjukkan dukungannya pada Ed Sheeran

Jul 06, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Ed Sheeran sebelumnya sudah memutuskan untuk tidak lagi menggunakan Twitter karena terlalu banyak perkataan kasar yang diterimanya

DUKUNGAN. Meski Ed Sheeran menerima banyak komentar pedas di Twitter, termasuk dari Little Monster, namun Lady Gaga tetap menunjukkan dukungan pada pemilik lagu 'Shape of You' itu. Foto dari akun Instagram @ladygaga dan @teddysphotos

Rappers Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks put aside bitter feud

Jul 06, 2017 - 11:23 AM

Iggy and Azealia say that a collaboration between them is possible

Ed Sheeran tidak mau lagi menggunakan Twitter

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Menurut Ed Sheeran terlalu banyak orang yang bicara kasar di Twitter

BERHENTI DARI TWITTER. Ed Sheeran memutuskan untuk berhenti beraktivitas di akun Twitternya setelah mendapati banyak komentar negatif di akunnya. Foto oleh Kena Betancur/AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Whom to trust – journalists or social media stars?

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:14 PM

Who is more inclined towards truth telling?

Trump tweets video of him knocking down, beating 'CNN'

Jul 03, 2017 - 1:25 AM

It is a sad day when the president of the United States encourages violence against reporters says CNN slamming Trump for juvenile behavior

#FridayFeels: Our love-hate relationship with social media

Jun 30, 2017 - 11:05 AM

We love it we hate it but we can t live without it Here s a humble ode on Social Media Day

Twitter mulls letting users flag fake news, offensive content

Jun 30, 2017 - 9:18 AM

The development of the flagging tool is reportedly moving slowly partly due to concerns that it can be manipulated or gamed

TWITTER DEVELOPMENT. The Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California on November 4, 2016. File photo by Josh Edelson/AFP

U.S. tech giants join forces against terror content

Jun 27, 2017 - 4:17 PM

We believe that by working together sharing the best technological and operational elements of our individual efforts we can have a greater impact on the threat of terrorist content online a joint statement on Twitter reads

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities Many have had a history of self promotion hucksterism and even exhibitionism

Apa yang terjadi pada akun media sosial setelah pemiliknya meninggal dunia?

Jun 20, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Beda platform media sosial beda pula prosedur pengelolaannya

Terdapat tulisan 'Remembering' di atas nama Julia Perez di profil Facebooknya. Foto screenshot dari Facebook Julia Perez

Kevin Durant goes on Twitter rampage vs trash-talking fans

Jun 19, 2017 - 6:50 PM

From slim reaper to Twitter warrior real quick

FINALS MVP. Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors celebrates after being named Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player of the 2017 NBA Finals. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Katy Perry hits 100 million followers on Twitter

Jun 17, 2017 - 9:37 PM

Today we WITNESS history says Twitter making a reference to Perry s recently released album

HISTORY. Twitter announces Katy Perry is the first to reach 100 million followers on the social media platform. Screengrab from Instagram/@katyperry

'This is why we play': Top social media moments during the 2017 NBA Finals

Jun 17, 2017 - 4:15 AM

One of the top Facebook posts during the series is a video of Stephen Curry going one on one against LeBron James in Game 2

Trump announces he's being investigated

Jun 16, 2017 - 9:52 PM

3rd UPDATE This appears to be the first public confirmation that US President Donald Trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice

TRUMP. This file photo taken on February 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking with reporters on board Air Force One.  File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Rename PH? Netizens say there are more pressing matters

Jun 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM

A lawmaker thinks the Philippines should get a new name but many social media users argue the focus should be on solving the country s problems

'Nagkakalkal ako ng barya': Clients vent over BPI glitch

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:55 PM

Scrambling for loose change after the BPI glitch? You re not alone

BPI says clients can access electronic services again

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:50 PM

These banking functions – automated teller machines ATMs online banking and mobile banking – could reportedly be accessed as of Thursday evening according to a BPI tweet

WAITING FOR ACCESSS. BPI clients wait for their turn at a branch of the bank. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

TRENDING: Cagayan calls for #SaferRoadsPH

Jun 08, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Road safety trends as Rappler hosts a forum in Cagayan Valley the region with the highest road crash density rate in the Philippines

BPI still 'rectifying' mispostings on accounts

Jun 08, 2017 - 12:38 AM

UPDATED BPI issues the advisory 12 hours after it announced that it had fixed the system glitch that caused unauthorized transactions on client accounts

BPI RESOLUTION. Customers check their account after learning that their account was debited on BPI Branch in Manila. Photo by Inoue Jaena

MUI berharap ada UU yang mengatur perilaku di media sosial

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Kemenkominfo memberikan isyarat jika kondisinya memburuk maka mereka akan menutup penyelenggara media sosial di Indonesia

FATWA. Ketua Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) Ma'ruf Amin (kiri) bersama Menkominfo Rudiantara (kanan) menyampaikan materi pada Diskusi Publik dan Peluncuran Fatwa MUI di Jakarta, Senin, 5 Juni. Foto oleh Muhammad Adimaja/ANTARA

Facebook, Google crack down on hate speech – EU

Jun 01, 2017 - 11:02 PM

The companies are now removing twice as many cases of illegal hate speech and at a faster rate when compared to 6 months ago Vera Jourova the EU commissioner for justice says in the first annual progress report

Saudi king earns more retweets than Trump, study says

May 31, 2017 - 10:45 PM

The Saudi king only tweeted 10 times during the period covered by the study but those 10 tweets were each retweeted more than 147 000 times on average dwarfing Trump s 13 100 average retweets per tweet

LOOK: Palace defends martial law in new social media video

May 31, 2017 - 7:52 PM

3rd UPDATE The 37 second animation which made the rounds of Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday afternoon is taken down later in the evening

SHIELD OF MARTIAL LAW. The shield of martial law is said to protect this lone Filipino against violent extremists. Screen shot from Twitter video.

Misteri di balik cuitan 'covfefe' Trump

May 31, 2017 - 5:51 PM

Apa sih covfefe ? Kopi? Kode rahasia dalam bahasa Rusia? Yang jelas Trump menantang warganet untuk mencari tahu makna sebenarnya

COVFEFE? Donald Trump nampaknya menekan tombol 'Tweet' tanpa memerhatikan apa yang ia cuit. Foto oleh Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump's cryptic tweet 'covfefe' trending on Twitter

May 31, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Despite the constant negative press covfefe reads the US leader s short tweet sent early Wednesday

Netizens terrified or trusting of martial law in Mindanao

May 24, 2017 - 1:45 AM

Social media erupts after the Philippine government announces that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao

Netizens poke fun at 'confusing' Anti-Distracted Driving Act

May 22, 2017 - 9:10 PM

Where will you place your phone? Can dogs be on the dashboard? What about distracting passengers?

'People's Palace' no more? Online fury as Duterte says he 'owns' Malacañang

May 15, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Netizens remind President Rodrigo Duterte that he once said he wanted to rename Malacañang Palace to People s Palace

Iran hardliners turn to reformist-dominated social media

May 15, 2017 - 10:49 AM

It marks a significant shift in a country where conservatives have tended to respect bans on Twitter Facebook and YouTube – leaving reformists a relatively free run on social media