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FACEBOOK, TWITTER TO BAN ‘ALL CAPS’ IN POSTS

Zuckerberg (Photo credit: biography.com)
Zuckerberg (Photo credit: biography.com)

SILICON Valley, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – It has happened to many of us on Facebook and Twitter. We unfriended and were unfriended; we unfollowed and were unfollowed. We even lost personal friends for good. ALL BECAUSE OF ALL CAPS.

Depite the efforts of social media sites to promulgate posting and tweeting etiquette, many netizens have insisted on writing in ALL CAPS, often triggering unhealthy debate and personal attacks. It is generally acknowledged that writing in ALL CAPS is the equivalent of shouting or screaming.

Today, social media giants Facebook and Twitter jointly announced that ALL CAPS will be banned from their networks.

“When someone tries to post a message that is written in ALL CAPS, the ‘send’ button will automatically turn grey and will be de-activated,” Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg says. “The only way to re-activate the send button is to change the post or message to lower case, or if necessary, caps and lower case.”

Twitter even considered banning all exclamation points and hash tags, but decided against it at the last moment.

The Adobo Chronicles would like to hear what our readers think of this new Facebook and Twitter policy, by using our comments section. And please, only use lower case letters in your comments.

PHILIPPINES BAGS ANOTHER WORLD RECORD: TWEET CAPITAL OF THE WORLD

Tweeting inside SONA
Tweeting inside SONA

Manila, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Philippines is unstoppable in laying claim to world records, and this nation of 100 Million people just added another feather to its cap.

First, the country was declared selfie capital of the world, particularly Makati City, recording the highest (per capita) number of selfies posted on social media.

Just last weekend, the Philippine Arena with a capacity of 60,000 was inaugurated. It is now considered the world’s largest indoor arena, putting to shame Los Angeles’ Staples Center and New York’s Madison Square Garden.

On Monday, the Philippines broke another world record and was named the Tweet Capital of the World.

Twitter records show that worldwide, people send an average of 500 Million tweets a day.

On Monday, Twitter recorded 1 Billion tweets in the Philippines alone, twice the worldwide daily numbers. Monday, of course, was the day that President NoyNoy Aquino delivered his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Filipinos were tweeting at a rate of  one per five minutes, commenting on Aquino’s  almost two-hour rambling as well as critiquing  the gowns worn on the red carpet by lady senators, congressmen, spouses and SONA guests. Even senators, congressmen and government officials were caught on camera, tweeting away while inside the Assembly Hall, oblivious of the man at the podium they have come to listen to.

We say again, ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines!’