5 Most Annoying Things that People Do on Facebook [Infographic]

5 Types of Annoying People on Facebook Infographic

Facebook has grown to become to become the biggest social networking site with over 850 million of active users  that if it were a country, it would be the third largest.

With millions of users that have different personalities, here are just 5 of the most annoying types of Facebook users.

Aside from the 5 most annoying types of Facebook users, below are just 5 of the most annoying things that people do on Facebook.

1. Public Display of Affection on Wall Posts write things they want and lovers have all the right to show their love for their loved ones. But gawd, once is enough. Two is too much (especially when that’s all you do) and especially when it appears on my News Feed!

2. Hide Wall

It’s ridiculous when people add you on Facebook and you will see their Wall. What’s the point of adding you when you won’t see a thing anyway?

3. Write You a Note Without Your Name

I hate it when people send me a message like it’s a mass message. I treat my Facebook messages as holy. I don’t need spammers on my friends list and if you try and add me, send me a generic message then there’s always that ‘Block’ button for you.

4. Hi only

Come on! There’s nothing more annoying than getting a message that only says ‘hi’. If you plan on getting a noteworthy conversation with someone, at least have the guts to open an interesting topic and not just ‘hi’. Step up your game by finding your mutual interest, provide an insight on their most recent post, anything – just do away with that single ‘Hi”.

5. Game Updates

Unless your friends are purely a bunch of gamers wanting and you want to compete with other, do your non-gamer friends a favor to lower down the Farmville and what-not updates.

Those are just 5 of the most annoying types of Facebook users and the top 5 most annoying things that people do on Facebook. Have you noticed any other Facebook behaviors that you think should be included in the list? Let me know through the comments below!

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Project Pearls – Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love, Smile

Project Pearls Advocacy Children Education

The Problem of Education in the Philippines

Education specially in the rural areas is one of the biggest problems in the Philippines. In the article The Problem of Rural Education in the Philippines by John Weinstein he wrote:

About 80% of the Filipino poor live in the rural areas of the country. These are towns located deep in the mountains and the rice fields. The population density in the rural parts of the country is low, and there is a corresponding deficiency in schools and classrooms. Public school is free, but families still cannot afford to send their children for a complicated network of reasons. In this editorial for the Pinoy Press, one author delineates the key issue:

With around 65 million Filipinos or about 80 percent of the population trying to survive on P96 ($2) or less per day, how can a family afford the school uniforms, the transportation to and from school, the expenses for school supplies and projects, the miscellaneous expenses, and the food for the studying sibling? More than this, with the worsening unemployment problem and poverty situation, each member of the family is being expected to contribute to the family income. Most, if not all, out-of-school children are on the streets begging, selling cigarettes, candies, garlands, and assorted foodstuffs or things, or doing odd jobs.

Providing Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love, Smile for the Filipino Children

While hundreds of thousands of Filipino children may be deprived with the opportunity to get proper education, there are also numerous non-government organizations that aims to help these children in getting the education they deserve. One of these organizations that  the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines is the Project Pearls.

Project Pearls: The Story

Founded in 2008 by mother and daughter, Melissa Villa and Francesca Villa Mateo, initially to help Melissa’s deaf and mute childhood friend and daughters who are living in a squatter area. Melissa helps in sending her friend’s daughters to school.

Realizing that their extra savings in dollars go a long way in the Philippines, they started sending school supplies to other school children living in different slum communities.  In the summer of 2010, Melissa was introduced to the children of Ulingan by photo journalist, Sidney Snoeck.  Since then, the focus of Project PEARLS’ outreach efforts is in Ulingan, a slum and garbage dumpsite community where over 400 families contend all day with the heat, fumes, dust, stench, flies, mosquitoes and vermin.

Project PEARLS, under the leadership of Melissa’s brother, Juan Villa has a weekly Feeding Program, Scholarship Program and quarterly Medical Mission in Ulingan.

Project Pearls: Vision

Our vision is to end child poverty as poverty denies children their rights to health, nutrition and a basic education.

Our mission is to help the poorest of the poor children in the Philippines have a better life through our various outreach programs. We are hoping we can give them: Peace, Education, Aspiration, Respect, Love, Smiles.

Breaking the cycle of poverty is almost impossible. But poverty doesn’t have to be permanent especially for children.

We need your help and support for investing in the children’s health and nutrition, education, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.?

Project PEARLS is also helping underprivileged children in Dagupan, Bulacan, Caloocan, Guimaras, and Masbate. Our special outreach projects include rehabilitating public school libraries, public hospital visits to pediatrics ward and the Yellow PEARLS Boat Project.

Project Pearls: Outreach Programs

The organization has various outreach programs which includes feeding program, brain booster program, scholarship program, medical mission, birthday program and Yellow Pearl Boats.

How to Make Donations

If you want to get involved and make a difference in the lives of these children, you may donate to the foundation through the following:

Bank Deposit

Bank of the Philippine Islands
Account #4253-4268-91

Donation by Check

Make check payable to: Project PEARLS
Mailing address: 1044 Sycamore Drive, Millbrae, CA 94030

Bank Deposit to any Bank of America Branches

Project PEARLS, Inc.
Account # 0281472768
Account Address: 1044 Sycamore Drive, Millbrae, CA 94030

Find More Information

You may contact them through the following links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ProjectPEARLS1

Website: http://www.projectpearls.org

Generation Change Project in Davao City


Generation Change Project in Davao City Philippines

Last April 4th, I got an email from Mr. Neil Y. Pacamalan, the U.S. Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Specialist for Mindanao with an invitation for the upcoming U.S. Embassy’s Generation Change Project in Davao City from April 24-25, 2012.

The project will bring together 50 emerging leaders for leadership and social media training.

The Generation Change Project is a youth-lead global network dedicated to empowerin f the next generation of innovators and leaders. It provides a platform for the free exchange of ideas across the borders and cultures, and a community of peers and mentors who use their collective resources to positively impact communities locally and globally.

Generation Change conferences are being held in the United States and around the world, and this conference is designed to link the Philippines to the global project.

The said conference will be a great opportunity for me to meet with other advocacy bloggers and future leaders and share ideas and get more training on how we could use the social media for social change.

Update: You may read what happened and my insights about the Generation Change 2012 in the Davao Philippines here.

How Much Difference Can Your P5 Make?

1Meal Program Logo Social Change Advocacy

Your P5 Donation Could Help Improve Schools and Over-all Education

Toss your 5-peso coin up in the air and think of the things you can buy with it.

A bottled water? Hardly.

Perhaps a jeepney ride to SM City Iloilo or your favorite mall? I reckon the jeepney driver will remember your face and never let you ride his jeep again.

As frustrating at it may seem, your five-peso coin could not really get you that far these days when spent on your own.

However, with the 1Meal Program, there’s a lot of things your P5 could do.

Your  P5 will Go a Long Way with 1Meal Program

1Meal Program is a public-private partnership aimed to improve the public school education system in Philippines. The program will start with the immediate needs such as supplemental feeding and school supplies for the school children and aims to eventually add desks, chairs, tables and improve public schools amenities.

Later, the program would be able to provide help such as classroom desks or chairs, tables, blackboards, other facilities and even comfort rooms. There are also plans expand the program in some 70 public schools in the city and over 1,100 schools in province of Iloilo.

Aside from the basic necessities in the school facilities, the program has also started to help refurbish public schools just like what Senator Franklin Drilon spearheaded in the Esteban Juntado Sr. Memorial Elementary School in Barangay Calumpang, Molo, Iloilo City.

The 1Meal Program has also started donating books and various reading materials.

How Can You Participate in the 1Meal Program?

When spent on your own, your P5 could hardly afford you the basic necessities in life. However, when pooled together, our P5 donation could actually help provide the basic improvement to public school facilities of many school children in the Philippines.

Through the collection of funds at participating restaurants, the 1Meal Program hopes to improve facilities in less privileged public schools across the country.

Each time you enjoy a meal at a participating restaurant and your bill is P200 or more, P5 will be added to it.

The money collected will go to the benefit of public schools in Iloilo. Each school (based on their financial situation) will give the 1Meal Program a ‘wish list’ and those wishes will be granted based on their necessity to the betterment of the education of the students who attend that public school.

Here is the list of Hotels & Restaurants that are 1Meal Partners:

(no particular order)

- Tatoy’s Manokan
- Mansion Garden
- Carlito’s (Pavia and Jaro Branch)
- Barrio Inasal
- Tibiao Bakery (Gen. Luna, Molo and Jaro Branch)
- Hotel del Rio
- Coffee Break (Plaza Libertad, Nelly’s Garden, Plaza Jaro, Valeria, Gen. Luna, Atrium Mall, Smallville, Gaisano City)
- Green Mango Foods (Plaza Libertad, Valeria, Jalandoni, SM City, E. Lopez, Nelly’s Garden, Plaza Jaro)
- Nothing But Desserts
- Amalfi
- Bauhinia
- Mojave Steak
- Mama Gan Restaurant
- Breakthrough
- Afrique’s Gourmet Pizza (Robinson’s, Atrium, Jaro Desamparados)
- Escas Garden Restaurant
- Century 21
- Hi Way 21
- Smallville 21
- Iloilo Grand Hotel
- Iloilo Grand Tower
- Love and Kisses
- Freddy’s American Restaurant
- Café Salvatore
- Suehiro Japanese Restaurant
- Hong Kong Kitchen
- Hamada Japanese Restaurant
- Eon Centennial Plaza Hotel
- Chowking
- Carlos Bakery Café
- Chicken ‘N Ribs
- La Fiesta Hotel
- Roberto’s House
- JD Bakeshop
- Rascos
- Bantayan
- Summerhouse
- Diveroad Grill and Restaurant
- Che Restaurant
- Greenwhich (Gaisano City and Robinson’s Mall)
- Bourbon

Your P5 may not afford you the basic necessities in life but by supporting the 1Meal program, it can help the kids afford a much better education.

You may visit the following links to learn more about the 1Meal Program and how you can help.

Youtube: http://youtube.com/1Meal1Opportunity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/just1Meal
Tumblr: www.1Meal.Tumblr.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/1Meal/


Fear is Never the Answer


We do things for specific reasons. Without those reasons, we wouldn’t be as motivated as possible. For some people, they do what they do because they love to (passion). For others, they do what they do because they have to (responsibility). Perhaps it’s safe to conclude that we do things out of passion and responsibility. With passion, either we love what we do or we love the person we’re doing it for. For responsibility, we do it because we’re paid to do it or maybe it’s part of something we’re bonded to do.

For more than four years with the same company that has taught me a lot of things that helped me to be where I am right now, one day I finally decided to quit the said job. It wasn’t an easy decision. For many night of restless wrestling and being at war with my own thoughts and priorities, I finally hit the trigger. While I love the idea of having a stable job, I feel deep within my heart that it wasn’t really something I wanted to do forever. The things that I’ve been doing aren’t align with that of my long term personal, career and financial goals. Somewhere in between those decisions and courage is the fear that for more than four years has crippled me to go on and do that which I always wanted to. Fear has stopped me from moving. From growing. It gave me the feeling that being stuck to where I was the safest thing to do. Yet always trying to be safe in what we do isn’t always the best, or the bravest thing to do.

Fear is crippling.

Fear is doubting.

Fear is never the answer.

When I think of fear, there’s always one person that comes to mind. She was my supervisor when I was working part-time in a fastfood chain while studying at the same time. She was strict and firm with her directions. She was a great disciplinarian. I was literally afraid of her then. I remember going to the store with fear as a motivation to do what I have to. I always feared I may not be able to follow her instructions well. All those years I worked with fear as my key and while I love her and admire her a lot, she taught me one of the most important lessons I have ever learned in my life. Fear is never the answer. While we can immediately force someone to do what we want them to, it’s not a trick that works best in the long run. Letting someone learn out of love and master it out of passion will keep them motivated forever.

Now I stay at home working freelance as a Social Media Strategist and a Community Manager for various companies and brands [here's a link to my resume in case you're interested]. Still the fear of having not so stable job is there. Yet I decided not to be covered by the fog of fear because I know that my passion for social media couple with my faith in the Deity is much more powerful that those fog of darkness brought by fear.

I have just recently got a client who hired me as an Outreach Coordinator. Everyday my client would ask me about the progress of the work and never fails to ask if there’s any way he could help me with my work. He was the boss yet he was always the first to help. He actually isn’t just a boss. He’s a great leader.

I have never felt so motivated and fulfilled in all my other works but now. As I try to help my client’s clients build links, my job has been helping me galvanize my existing links (networks) and build new ones.

May this serve as a simple reminder to all the leaders and bosses out there that fear is never the answer. Encouraging your employees to be their best and not just forcing them to give their best will help produce the best results.