Wednesday, July 31, 2013

After Breakup

Relationships these days have turned into a social media spectrum. From the minute you commit to that relationship, you and your partner are simultaneously committing to the social media expectations that you guys will eventually provide people in your friends list immediate updates and photos regarding your relationship whereabouts, your celebrations, your cute lovely affairs, your fine anniversary gifts and what nots. This inlove social media etiquette is quiet tolerable for friends and family but then you ask yourself what if we break up, what is the right social media etiquette when we part our ways.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Take a Social Media Break

There are days where there seem to be an overload of irrelevant updates and personal affairs in social media that sometimes it is wise to just turn off those computers, laptops and smart phones even for a day to get away from the buzz of it all. These updates may be irrelevant to us but still we often find ourselves checking these things out and in essence cause our lack of sleep and undeserved stress sometimes. One of the primary reason for getting a bit loony on social media is the fact that majority of social media users are managing multiple accounts, profiles, emails and the likes. And because of that, they tend to spend a great amount of time managing all these connections trying their best to communicate across all social media platform, which can be overwhelming to some people. That is why; it is a great idea to take a little break from the usual log in log out scenario.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Animals and Social Media

Majority of people treat their pets as part of their own family. Where they bathe it, feed it and just basically provide fantastic attention and affection. That is why some of these pets are starting to be part of our social media life. There are a number of animal lovers who actually create an account for their pets where updates on statuses, photos and bios are done. You can see these animals in different platforms, here are some examples 

Animals In Facebook
In Facebook we often see photos and updates about pets and the likes. But what is really nice about finding animals in Facebook is the initiative of people to feature and promote pages for the benefit of these animals. Animal rights pages are really prevalent in Facebook because of the passion that these people and organizations are doing to spread awareness and facilitate the needs of these animals. One of the Facebook pages that I really like is the ANIMAL RIGHTS Facebook page because they provide videos and articles that discussed issues about animal welfare and rights.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Facebook Profile, A Social Resume

When we meet a new friend over coffee or dinner we often emerge ourselves to a variety of conversations to weigh his or hers emotional and intellectual stance on those subject. With these conversations we are then able to grasp the person’s interests, hobbies and outlook. But this interaction is not only limited in face to face time but we also gauge a person base on his or her Facebook profile which can be considered now as a social resume.

This can be compared to a intro letter that primarily states their idea on life, art, family and love. The people that the person usually incorporates in their cover photos are people they really care for. And the thought or passages that we see in these cover photos are reflections of their thoughts and feelings.

This primarily gives us the physicality of the person behind the name. What they add on these photos are things that he or she is passionate for, like say if it was a picture of a guy and his sports car. Or if he is a musician, there will be photos of him playing his instrument.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Check their Childhood Photos!

Have you heard of the news regarding a man who filed a lawsuit against his wife because she was ugly?

We all know that divorces can be really tough for both parties, but having aesthetics as the cause of your divorce can make it more problematic. And your divorce can easily turn into a media circus. The lawsuit scenario was said to have originated from China where a Chinese woman, who had a number of plastic surgery on her face and body before her wedding was sued by her own husband when he saw that their baby 
didn't look anything like them.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FAVE! Art In Youtube

There are overwhelming articles about the aesthetic appeal of art in our society. There are great Neoclassical and Elizabethan artists that are renowned for making picturesque paintings and works of art that are worthy of praise and admiration. But not everyone has the chance to really admire these works of art up close. In this day and age, art is not only constraint to the basic painting or sculptural aesthetic that we used to connect art with. Now, art is appreciated early in the conception of the work itself, art can now be associated to the method used in creating the art.

I, myself am not an artistic individual capable of creating unusual yet beautiful pieces of art but I am an avid appreciator of different genres of it. Genres that are now recognized by millions of Youtube subscribers who have seen these people at work. Here’s my new fave list:

Spray Paint Art
GENRE: Canvass Art
Wow Factor: This video will make you feel that achieving such a beauty can done with much ease and simplicity because of how he was able to present simple tools and tricks while painting this art. It may seem simple but there is more to this talent.
Main differentiator: Brandon McConnell used spray paint to achieve the paradigm of the dark paradise.
Check out the video!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Let's turn the table (July)

The internet sphere these days is commonly full of people who love to criticize and undermine other people because of their differences whether it be regarding their taste in music, movies or cultural beliefs. Along with this growing trolling trend is the growth of misspelled, misused and abused words online too. And because of the prevalence of this on sites like Youtube I cannot help but make this list of Youtube comments to somewhat turn the table on them. Here are some:

I guess we won’t be working for this person any time soon. 

WILDCARD! Herbal Mosquito Repellent

Dengue and Malaria are diseases that affect s number of people due to the fact that this is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes. These diseases attack the immune system of the patient making him/her weak to fight further infection that may come his/her way. I just dread this because the fatality level of these diseases are actually escalating as time goes on. There are a number of ways to protect yourself from these ailments; first you can go and get a vaccine that will boost your immune system against dengue or you can repel those dengue mosquitoes away.

And since I do like herbal homemade remedies, my go to solution for this is to make and use herbal mosquito repellent.

Lavender Mosquito Repellent
Ingredients: Lavender flower or Lavender oil
Directions: If you are going to use a lavender flower you can dilute it in either Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Tea Tree Oil or Vodka so as to strengthen the mosquito repellent formula and for it to be more lasting. While for the lavender oil you can use it directly behind your ears, wrists and neck.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

What is a Throwback Thursday?

Cite: Urban Dictionary
Its Thursday and for sure people are rummaging thru their photo albums and computer picture folders looking for “old” photos that they’ll post on social networking sites such as Facebook, Google + and Instagram to promulgate the Throwback Thursday internet theme. These Throwback Thursday photos are primarily instigated by a number of nostalgic narcissists and soon people from all walks of life. Throwback Thursday is an internet trend where people are given the excuse to post photos from way back and then hashtagged it as #tbt or #throwbackthursday. Your photo will get a better wider exposure in the internet sphere when you add these hashtags to your tbt photos. However, not everyone is doing it properly. Properly in the sense of giving consideration to the other people who will view the newsfeed, here’s a list.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Scandalous and Risque

Sublimal messages are the thing of the past when we talk about music videos these days. Now you’ll see a cohort of music videos with on your face messages of intense sexual promiscuity, controversial imagery and distorted religious views. Now your subconscious need not decipher the meaning behind these videos because the meaning will be available to you as soon as you press the play button on Youtube. I have seen a handful of swag centric videos with girls in thongs bouncing around with their beaux rolling in money and promiscuity but there are still videos that are raunchy and a tad overwhelming, here’s my list.

Miley Cyrus – We can’t stop
This video has a number of controversial antics, one of which is the overt sexual behaviour that Miley Cyrus and her crew did to perhaps exude sexiness and freedom, which they did not really achieve. Because it was more promiscuous than sexy, I am being nice here when I say promiscuous. In the video you’ll see how they tried to glamorize the issue of self infliction by using a fake finger which oozed a pink slime of some sort. They also amplified the fun of wasting money by the feast of money sandwiches and expensive blings that were presented in the video. I think Miley was trying to prove to the world that she's now an adult but the video failed to do that.