Time’s Person of the Year: You

Time's Person of the Year: You

You know niche media has gone mainstream when Time Magazine makes you Person of the Year. Yes, you, you, and you — including you in the middle passing notes, and especially you in front nodding (maybe not so much you in the back throwing spitballs). Yes, even you in the doorway lookin’ pretty. If the ’80’s was the “Me” decade of status seekers kissing up through channels, the ’00’s is the “You” decade of content creators making their own channels.

…look at 2006 through a different lens and you’ll see another story, one that isn’t about conflict or great men. It’s a story about community and collaboration on a scale never seen before. It’s about the cosmic compendium of knowledge Wikipedia and the million-channel people’s network YouTube and the online metropolis MySpace. It’s about the many wresting power from the few and helping one another for nothing and how that will not only change the world, but also change the way the world changes.

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A Tale of Two Filipina Gamer-Blogger-Cosplayer Babes

While Level Up is irritating one gamer-blogger-cosplayer babe, ABS-CBN Interactive is pleasing another.

Jac Ting Lim

Jac Ting Lim, who’s cosplaying a character from Level Up’s RF Online at AME Matsuri today, can’t even get online in RF Online.

WTF?? Now I’m getting this message: “Not a subscribing user. would you like to subsribe?”

Whaddayamean I’m not a subscribing user?? I just bought PhP20 credits and topped up!

Gahd, and I needed so much to play right now to research for my cosplay tomorrow T_T

I honestly want to play this game and seriously level up and all, but all these fuck-ups are just not worth it. I won’t even start with how I never get problems like these when I was playing Guild Wars! I’m very frustrated.

I’m surprised she’s even cosplaying an RF Online character today, especially since Jac plays much better games like Guild Wars. Cosplay is content customer evangelism, and Jac’s clearly not a happy customer today.

Alodia Gosiengfiao

Alodia Gosiengfiao, on the other hand, is playing ABS-CBN Interactive’s Tantra Online, loving it, and blogging it.

Woopee! I’m currently playing Tantra Online and it’s really fun! The 10x Exp Rate and free gameplay is a big help! I got my new character to level 49 in one day(addict mode)..XD

I play at Manas Server and I have 2 characters:

Alodia in Tantra

Wizards : AlodiaAlmira and AlodiaKawaii(new character)
I wasn’t able to get the name “Alodia” because it was already taken by someone else, huhuhu!

*continues playing and makes the most out of the long weekend*

Her legions of rabid fanboys aside, Alodia has a lot of credibility as a gamer. Heck, now even a picky gamer like me might drop by Tantra just to see what’s going on there.

If you want market influencers to internalize and evangelize your services, make sure they can thoroughly enjoy your services.