Who does not love Instagram – the start-up that took the social network world by storm. In just 2 years its value reached $1 billion (at least that’s what Facebook think its value is when it acquired Instagram last Monday, April 9). Below are some of its milestones:
- It had 200,000 users within the first week of the launch, the count reached 4 million users.
- The iPhone app has been downloaded 30 million times.
- Released the Android version of the app and after 6 days it hit the 5 million download mark.
“John Carter” star Taylor Kitsch, in an interview in the “Late Show with David Letterman”, narrated his ordeal with an airport immigration officer. Missing his sense of direction, Mr. Kitsch mistakenly mentioned that his bad experience happened in the Philippines, when in reality he was in fact in Indonesia. Watch the video below on how Mr. Kitsch gave our country a very bad name.
If you haven’t heard about Jeremy Lin, you probably was not on earth this past few weeks. The New York Knicks Pointguard was the recent talk of the town as he lead his NBA team to 5 straight victories after starting in a game against the Utah Jazz.
Jeremy Lin illustration by Salehe Black.
Below is an infographic (or should I say “Linfographic”) about Jeremy Lin’s journey to success from Infographic World.
Finally, untethered jailbreak for A5 devices! Kudos to the Chronic Dev Team for this!
Many websites today around the world are blacked out to protest against the proposed U.S. legislation that threatens internet freedom: the Stop Internet Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect IP Act (PIPA). As a sign of my support, I have placed a black ribbon at the top right portion of my site.
Let us not allow corporate interests censor the Internet!
Please watch the video above to learn how this legislation will affect internet freedom, then click any of the appropriate link below to take action:
Attention students! You’re going to have to source your essays from actual books and articles as of Wednesday – Wikipedia is going dark in protest of SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act), according to co-founder Jimmy Wales. Wales made the announcement via Twitter.
As 2011 comes to a close Buzzfeed compiled 45 of the most powerful images of 2011. I’ve added 2 more pictures from events that happened in the Philippines on the list that I think should be included. Please see the images below:
1. Robert Peraza, who lost his son Robert David Peraza in 9/11, pauses at his son’s name at the North Pool of the 9/11 Memorial. (Getty Images / Justin Lane)
After receiving a large amount of funding from a Russian dotcom mogul, the over popular micro-blogging site Twitter is now valued at an unbelievable sum.