You can now connect with your friends on Facebook using Sun Cellular WAP service on your mobile phones. Facebook collaborated with mobile operators around the world, people can access 0.facebook.com without data charges. This Includes all the standard features, users can update their status, view their News Feed, like or comment on posts, send and reply to messages, or write on their friends’ Wall just as they do on Facebook.com. They made it FAST and FREE so grab that phone and follow this steps.
Activate your GPRS and configure your handset by texting activate to 2300 for FREE.
Facebook Zero is a free text-only mobile version of Facebook. Standard browsing rates of Php10 for 30 minutes will apply when viewing photos or external links. Prepaid users is not required to have any maintaining balance to use the service. If you have any questions you can call the customer service by dialing 200 to your Sun mobile phone or their hotline (02) 395-800. Though I find the website http://www.suncellular.com.ph usability a bit disappointing as I have to wait for the slideshow and hit the print screen button just to read the instructions.
The biggest IT conference in the country yet, the Philippine Youth Congress in Information Technology (Y4iT) 2010, had 19, 772 registered delegates; and Mozilla Philippines was one of its exhibitors. A call for all Mozilla Student Reps to join the 4 day event was made days before it but most of them are too busy in their academics to come. Joell and I decided to join on the 3rd day with Regnard, the community leader of Mozilla in the Philippines.
We started to roll by 6:30am from Calamba, Laguna by bus going to Diliman. We noticed an unusual entrance going to UP Diliman, it was like an alley that we have to walk through a bit. We asked for some directions from students on how to go to the UP Theater from that point. Even Joell was looking at a map on his phone. One UP jeep with an ikot signage was waiting for some passengers, we asked if he can drop us at the UP Theater but he said that it’s just a few walk up on that block. So we just walked and asked anyone who passes by for directions, then we finally made it. We need to set up the booth at the Bahay ng Alumni with our Firefox tarp and net book for registration. A lot of the delegates were visiting our booth. They even have to wait in line when Regnard arrived by 10:30 with additional tarp and swags.
It’s just a small booth and we can feel the heat. Even if the venue was not air-conditioned, it didn’t stop the delegates to register in our booth. Lunch time with pasta and bottomless iced tea was served to give us some relief. We got a chance to talk about the materials needed for a booth set up for our school road show. By 2:15 we had to cut the registration to be with Regnard in the other building where he will speak about the open web. The crowd was off their seats to grab some swags that Regnard was throwing at them before he started, some sort of ice breaker. The talk was brief and gave a lot of ideas about other alternatives in using the technology of open web. The audience was responsive that they asked a lot of questions during the open forum.
Then we’re back again at the booth to continue the registration and after the day, we got more than 200 of registrations. With their emails, we can use those to contact them for our school road shows. A lot of the delegates showed their interest to make a contribution in spreading Firefox. Even the teachers and a member of a foundation showed interest to know more about the Mozilla Philippines.
It was a fruitful day for us being part of such big event. Big thanks to Myra Siason, one of the event organizers and also a Firefox volunteer, for visiting our booth. I am hoping that more Firefox volunteers will join the next Y4IT. See you Guys!
Blogging photos directly from Flickr is posibble and it also support self-hosted wordpress blog. It took some time to figure out “API Endpoint Problem” following the steps in the Help Section of Flickr. The Flickr forum post or topics about the API has expired. Here’s a step by step guide to get it done.
In your WordPress dashboard under Settings > Writing > Remote Publishing be sure to check both Atom Publishing Protocol and XML-RPC. Then, in your settings on Flickr for that blog, enter your WordPress API Endpoint; for example: yourdomainame.com/xmlrpc.php
In your Flickr Account> Sharing & Extending > Your Blogs and Edit. Then Add your Blog, choose WordPress Blog from the dropdown menu. Here’s the crucial part of the this setup. To get WordPress API Endpoint go to your wordpress blog and view the source of your homepage by right clicking and copy the whole link with xmlrpc.php extension . API Endpoint would differ if you have your blogs installed in a subdomain or sub directory. Enter your username and password this will confirm if you own that blog then hit next. Confirm your details and you can tick the check box if you want Flickr to store your password. I find it annoying everytime it ask me for my blog password.
That’s it! all done you can now choose your posting template. If you know a little bit of HTML/CSS you can customize it like borders or fonts of the caption. Now make a test post.
Another new feature in Gmail is the priority inbox although they have the filters and labels. After watching the video I can say it is worth trying. It’s still in beta and will be rolled out next week so try it now.
One of the efforts of Mozilla in their attempt to promote themselves in the market is to have a local version of Firefox in Tagalog. This was ideated when Gen Kanai and Seth Bindernagel came over here in the Philippines. It’s been almost a year now since we had a meetup in Manila with other firefox users. We shared the same dream with Mozilla’s vision – to have a better internet experience. We had our people spreading firefox and other projects within our own local community, but with the limited number of our members, we are still in dire need of your little help with the Tagalog translation.
To start with it, you have to register here and you can already start translating Firefox. It’s not really that difficult to translate as we only need the vernaculars to offer easy understanding to the end users.. You can also help by telling your friends in your social networks about this. In one of our local meeting, it hit me to know that most of the translators are from other countries, and I’m hoping that all of them are pinoys.
So, if you’re a firefox user and you would like to give back to the community for having a wonderful internet browser for free, I encourage you to join or create your own local community in your school or company. Let’s start supporting the localization of Firefox, the Tagalog Firefox is for us, Para sa atin ‘to!