The Walking Aimless Wanderer


Social Media for Social Change

                    A 4- Hour Seminar that Challenges the Youth Today

 

Which I have hit the Books:

            “Social Media has overtaken pornography”, that was the remarks of Ms. Maria Ressa, CEO of Rappler Online Journalism.

            That was the most intriguing message I heard during the seminar. As I dig deeper what the speaker is trying to tell us, I realize that social media today is so powerful that even pornography is dethroned by it. Ms. Ressa’s message is true because based on the survey showed to us, 91% of Filipinos are registered on Facebook and there are about 1 billion of text messages are sent everyday only in our country. Even in the Arab Uprising, social media became the channel to which the revolts were being organized and serve as their battleground.

            The seminar was so interesting and I’ve learned lot things from the speakers. It gives us realization and enlightenment on how to act in a manner that we should think about others before we do something. The documentary films showed to us by Ms. Patricia Evangelista tell me that there are many people out of chaos and tragedies that never lose hope and who always believe in justice. These people became my inspiration, for me to fulfil my dream of becoming a journalist, to help magnify the voice of the voiceless, and advocate truth, uprightness, and hope among my countrymen.

            The speakers in their remarkable presentations left me no room for doubts but gave me enough reasons to make my stance and help build the future a most promising one. Social Media moves our lives today. It is spoon-feeding us, we are being served the best way it can that leads some of us to become lazy and would just rely on it every step of the way. Sometimes, it is too much to get things easily. Students would have just bank on their computers, click on something, copy-pasting something and would surely read and remember nothing. Social media incapacitated some of us.  

 

The benefits I get for my ICT class:

               The lessons I get from the seminar amplify my knowledge on ethics concerning about social media. It provides guidelines and awareness on how to act a responsible journalist and a user of social media.

             The speakers help us think of a good future. They provide us a blueprint to make us understand fully the entire surface of social media. I become more aware about the dos and don’ts. They help us think not as mere students enrolled in a new media class but responsible professionals who possess credibility and dignity.

            The awareness they provide us could be best apply in my ICT class. It furthers my knowledge about how the new media cater the works of multimedia journalism, online reporting, documentary film and crowd-sourcing.

            The overviews that have been shared to us give us a warning to know the risks cause by social media. One of that is the increase level of dopamine in our body as it leads to addiction. Another is, it reveals everything of our well-being to the public and risk security. Social media complicates everything.

           Social media is very useful to us nowadays that it destroys the old world of kings and queens and leaves the traditional media dying. But at some point, it gives us a challenge to be responsible and ethical. The new media is not that bad, it is the only anyone of us who makes it dangerous.

           As a student of ICT class and a Filipino citizen, the benefits I get from the social media seminar would be beneficial unless I use it in a responsible way. And that is a challenge not just for me but to all Filipino youth who love this country.

           

           

           

 

           

 


Experience the pride of Montalban- the Wawa Dam. The place was inhabited by the Japenese troops in the Philippines during the World War II. View Larger

Experience the pride of Montalban- the Wawa Dam. The place was inhabited by the Japenese troops in the Philippines during the World War II.


When my feet are tired of walking, and my wallet becomes thicker, I wish to have a car like this one. This aimless wanderer needs a ride too, to fulfill her dreams. View Larger

When my feet are tired of walking, and my wallet becomes thicker, I wish to have a car like this one. This aimless wanderer needs a ride too, to fulfill her dreams.


satirique:

Hi, please help us find my friend. NOEMI LAGMAN (21, 4’10, mid-heavy build, morena) a student of Asia Pacific College, Magallanes left her house at Multinational Village, Parañaque, January 6, 2011, around 9am-10am to enroll carrying a substantial amount of money. She was last seen at the entrance of Multinational Village near Duty Free, Parañaque. Her usual route going to school is from Multinational Village (Parañaque) to Heritage Hotel EDSA (Pasay) and to Asia Pacific College, Magallanes (Makati). I last got a text message from her at 9:41am (same day) and it seems she has never reached school (the school confirmed that she didn’t get to enroll). Her mobile phone can’t be reached since that night. Please reblog, please help. Thank you.PERSONS TO NOTIFY: 
NOEL LAGMAN (Father) +63921-500-1468
ALLAN CAPULONG (Cousin) +63917-887-9292

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satirique:

Hi, please help us find my friend. NOEMI LAGMAN (21, 4’10, mid-heavy build, morena) a student of Asia Pacific College, Magallanes left her house at Multinational Village, Parañaque, January 6, 2011, around 9am-10am to enroll carrying a substantial amount of money. She was last seen at the entrance of Multinational Village near Duty Free, Parañaque. Her usual route going to school is from Multinational Village (Parañaque) to Heritage Hotel EDSA (Pasay) and to Asia Pacific College, Magallanes (Makati). I last got a text message from her at 9:41am (same day) and it seems she has never reached school (the school confirmed that she didn’t get to enroll). Her mobile phone can’t be reached since that night.

Please reblog, please help. Thank you.

PERSONS TO NOTIFY:

NOEL LAGMAN (Father) +63921-500-1468

ALLAN CAPULONG (Cousin) +63917-887-9292


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Phil. Inquirer online article

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DUSK at the Lonely Bay
It was a lonely afternoon when I visited this place in my hometown. A place forgotten by times because of the newly opened beach resorts nearby. You will see no one walking on its shoreline except the only person who remembers the moment when her childhood was spent here every early in the morning on a summer day. View Larger

DUSK at the Lonely Bay

It was a lonely afternoon when I visited this place in my hometown. A place forgotten by times because of the newly opened beach resorts nearby. You will see no one walking on its shoreline except the only person who remembers the moment when her childhood was spent here every early in the morning on a summer day.