Pardon the self-promotion: mentions on Twitter

An flyer, usually distributed during Online Onsite, an event in which editors go to schools and work outside the newsroom.

On December 12, 2012—yes, 12-12-12— got what you may call a break.

Minutes after the Pope posted his first historic tweet, InterAksyon got the ball rolling and wrote an article about it, which included his tweet and reactions to it, all embedded in one story using [See: The Pope has tweeted]
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Around the world in a week

Or to be more accurate, 13 countries in 10 days, a journey that, while certainly possible given the ease of global travel, may prove to be harmful to one’s health, not to mention one’s finances.
Except that I’m not talking about my trips nor those taken by any entity for that matter.
I’m referring to this website, or blog, as the case may be, a repository of my thoughts and impressions — some politically incorrect — about the world in general and yes, nothing in particular (which by the way is the name of my previous blog at
For the past ten days, at least one person from 13 countries in Asia, North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East visited
That’s according to Google Analytics, which provided the requisite numbers regarding this website, as of the midnight hour of Thursday, December 3, 2009.
Anyway, of the 13 countries on that list, the Philippines placed first, with 121 unique visitors.
Coming in a far second was the United States with 13 unique visitors.
Singapore placed third with three unique visitors (how uniquely Singaporean). The same goes for Thailand, Turkey, and Colombia, which placed fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
Two visitors came from Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, which placed seventh and eighth on the list. Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Hungary, and India were among those on the last tier of the list, with just one unique visitor each.
The sole UK visitor dropped by the site for a mere three seconds but the longest ones who stayed, hanging out for more than ten minutes, were from — surprisingly — Thailand.
Pageviews are currently at 1,177, with each unique visitor staying long enough to click on more than seven and a half pages.
That’s certainly not bad, even for a website that offers no pictures of scantily-clad women. Or at least not yet.
Until then, thanks for visiting and reading, even if its just for three seconds.

Just one more from the self-promotion dept. If I’m not mistaken, a user even enrolled this blog in his /her bloglines account, allowing him/her to check for updates everyday. Hi there. You know who you are. Thanks for the ego massage.