Category Archives: Social Media

ADOBO CHRONICLES’ “NAME MARK ZUCKERBERG’S BABY” CONTEST

The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)
The Zuckerbergs (Photo courtesy of Mark Zuckerberg)

PALO ALTO, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan have announced that they are having a baby girl. This, after revealing that she has had several  miscarriages.

The proud parents posted a family photo with their dog Beast on Facebook.

Zuckerberg even revealed that during an ultrasound, the baby gave him a thumbs up in the tradition of a Facebook ‘Like.’ “She is already part of our Facebook community,” he said.

Today, Zuckerberg also announced that he has designated The Adobo Chronicles® to conduct an official worldwide contest to name the baby girl.

“We are deeply indebted to the Facebook community and we would like our members and followers  to be actively involved in our child’s life,” said Zuckerberg.

The winner of the contest will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a godparent for the first Facebook baby.

So put on your thinking caps and send us your suggested names through the comments section below.

And make sure to ‘like’ the name you think should be chosen for baby Zuckerberg!

The contest ends on Labor Day (the holiday, not the day Priscilla will go on labor).

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THOUSANDS EXPECTED AT GOOGLE+ FUNERAL THIS SUNDAY

Image credit: The Daily Beast
Image credit: The Daily Beast

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (The Adobo Chronicles® ) –  Thousands upon thousands of netizen fans are expected to attend the funeral services for Google+ this Sunday.

The funeral, to be held at the Mountain View main campus of Google, was announced after the tech giant decided to kill what it thought would be its answer to the ever-popular social media network Facebook . Years after its launching, Google+,  with 300 Million users, never came close to Facebook’s 1.44 Billion.

“When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life. While we got certain things right, we made a few choices that, in hindsight, we’ve needed to rethink,”  said Bradley Horowitz, Google’s Vice President for Streams, Photos and Sharing.

“People have told us that accessing all of their Google stuff with one account makes life a whole lot easier. But we’ve also heard that it doesn’t make sense for your Google+ profile to be your identity in all the other Google products you use,” Horowitz added.

One of the fans most devastated by the passing of Google+ is John Kiriyama, president of the California state chapter of Google+ Fan Club. “I have no words to express my feelings about this shocking development, he said, “but it was good while it lasted. See you in another lifetime.”

Our condolences to all who were left behind by Google+.  From hereon, it will be referred to as Google Cross on its tombstone marker.

GLITCH: CONSERVATIVES UNABLE TO UPLOAD RAINBOW PRIDE FILTER TO THEIR FACEBOOK PROFILE PHOTOS

L-R: Abbott, Jindal, Cruz
L-R: Abbott, Jindal, Cruz

SILICON VALLEY, California (The Adobo Chronicles®) – From the Atlantic to the Pacific, from sea to shining sea, rainbow-colored filters are showing up on Facebook pages — all in the name of marriage equality.

Facebook profile photos are now sporting the colors of the gay flag. It all started soon after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling Friday, declaring that marriage is a constitutional right for all — gay or straight.  The popular social network now enables Facebook users to upload the Pride colors that serve as a filter to their profile photos.

But there is huge glitch.

It appears that that if Facebook detects that the user is a conservative, member of the religious right, or has posted anti gay-marriage comments in the past, a different filter is uploaded  and it’s not anything close to the rainbow colors.

Among the first to notice the glitch was Texas Governor Greg Abbott who has criticized the Supreme Court ruling and is asking his constituents to face the ruling with civil disobedience.

Others with similar experience included Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Senator Ted Cruz.