Mike Abundo


Philippine Blog Awards 2009 Promo Video

A handful of Filipino bloggers recently came together to shoot a short video for the 2009 Philippine Blog Awards. In order of appearance, you have political blogger Marck Rimorin, videoblogger Coy Caballes, photoblogger Markku Seguerra, some tech blogger guy, and political blogger Juned Sonido. Video produced for Flippish by hotshot Filipina filmmaker and former cosplayer Kring Elenzano, herself a blogger as well.

Yes, that’s two political bloggers. Don’t even get me started on how messed up the Philippine political situation is. On the rare occasions it even touches technology, it makes a mess.

This year’s show features a Readers’ Choice Award. Vote for your favorite Philippine blog online, or via SMS.

(Disclosure: This blog is a finalist for both Readers’ Choice and Best Technology Blog.)

Google Thinks I’m Someone Else

Google Search Result

PR guru Steve Rubel notes that Google now includes thumbnails for WordPress blogs in search results. That’s great, except for one thing: Google thinks I’m Filipino gaming manager Carlo Ople.

I blog about the guy twice, and I become him. Talk about identity theft. Carlo’s not alone — Google also thinks a lot of people are tech blogger Allen Stern.

I blog about Filipina cosplayer Alodia Gosiengfiao a lot more than I blog about Carlo. If Google’s image matching algorithms are going to mistake me for someone else, why couldn’t Alodia appear in my search result thumbnail? No offense to Carlo, but Alodia’s a lot prettier.

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