When Filipinos were tagged as humorous even in the direst situations, I honestly thought it was just one of those qualities Filipinos would claim as exclusively theirs when it clearly wasn’t. I had the chance to truly verify that claim when Ondoy came–tragic as the typhoon might have been , it was one of those times when certain Filipinos took the opportunity to relax a little and lessen the tension that characterized everything related to Ondoy.
More than the spirit of volunteerism evident in social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Youtube among many others, there were also jibes and jokes that, I admit, even I couldn’t help but laugh at.
Employers googling your name to run a background check on you? Prospective supervisors looking at your Facebook to check your private life? We’ve all heard of it at one point or another. In fact, I’ve already written an article on that for a client who wants some perspective on just how important your accounts in social networking sites are.
By now you should’ve already noticed how most articles like these focus on prevention. What they’re telling you, basically, is that you should be careful about what you say in the WWW–everybody, and I mean everybody, can get their hands on it.