As the Philippines faces a growing inequality, could the internet narrow the divide between the rich and poor by helping SMEs innovate?
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It’s a given: technology has shaped, is bound to transform, and will push for the evolution of human relationships. The question begging for an answer is: with the exponential advancements in our technology, is the quality of our relationships today better or worse?
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I have a confession.
I didn't know what the ruckus about "surfbort" is all about, until I started writing this. (I've heard of it, but I couldn't find the time to actually research about it.)
I only found out about "America is Beautiful" ad hours after the racist explosion online. (But I'm not a big fan of Coke, so no surprise.)
I have purposely distanced myself from news on the Deniece-Vhong-Cedric brouhaha.
I suppose when you get a little bit older, you realize how little time you have to pay attention to everything that catches your fancy. (Add to that the fact that you perceive life happening a little bit quicker, as you mature.)
What's troubling (well at least for me) is, this connected world demands just that: that you flit from one point of interest to the next, stretching your attention span so much until nothing really makes sense anymore.
But maybe it is just me not keeping up. Or rather, failing to keep up.
A Jezebel article I was reading put it succinctly (caveat though, this is about Madonna):
HELLO, MY NAME IS EVAN TAN.
I'm a writer and communications professional based in Manila, Philippines. Outside of my regular job, I like to travel, work out, volunteer, watch movies and plays, go to art galleries/ fairs and museums, read books, and eat vegetarian food.
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