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SHOW N TELL Partial Crew

Come and CHAT with us on Stickam.com

Come and CHAT with us on Stickam.com

CHAT LIVE!

Kind of new crew, does not show all the new moderators and regulars.  These are some of the most active chatters in our room, SHOW N TELL Chat on Stickam.com  I invite you all to come and visit us and chill with the most fun and friendly room officials and regulars on the site.

The chat room is about a year and a half old and stays on the top for the most part (only goes down when some haters decide to crash or hack the room).

I am in the process (still) of finding a good social networking site where I can introduce to everyone and where we can chat with ease and away from the people who envy us so much 😉  Sort of a good feeling though when someone is trying his best to destroy the room cuz it only tells us that we are the Elite of Elite on the site and they just want to be like us.

This chat room is actually a community of friends with lots of the same common in characters and lifestyles.  I consider these guys my e-family and pretty much spend my time almost everyday with them chatting and cracking jokes.

I urge everyone in SNT to please say hello to our readers and invite them to our room and our FORUM!

Leave comments and messages in the box provided below…

Thanks all and have fun!  <333333333

-RONJeremiah-

Michael Phelps’ Record Breaking Performance

Michael Phelps Shows Off 8 Gold Medals
Tue, 19 August 2008 at 10:17 am

My Olympic Hero for this Olympic

My Olympic Hero for this Olympic

Swimming champion Michael Phelps flaunts his record-breaking eight Olympic gold medals on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated (Aug. 25, 2008 issue). The photo was inspired by Mark Spitz, the former Olympic swimming champ who showed off the seven golds he won at the 1972 Munich Games.

“What is the value of eight golds in Beijing before a prime-time audience in the U.S?” his agent Peter Carlisle asked. “I’d say $100 million over the course of his lifetime.”

I see the determination!

I see the determination!

That’s a whole lotta cash but Phelps still intends on competing at the 2012 London Olympics, where he hopes to add to his 14 Olympic gold medals (he won six in 2004’s Athens). “There are some times I still want to hit before I retire,” he said. “And I want to try some new events. That’s what’s keeping me going.”

And next week, Phelps will be traveling to London next week rather than stay in Beijing for the closing ceremonies. “I am going to London to do the handover for the next Olympics,” he said. “And hopefully prepare myself the way I did for these Games and be ready to compete in London.”

Other pictures include Phelps relaxing at the Speedo Sports Club at the Jintai Art Museum on Tuesday in Beijing, China.

30+ pictures inside of shirtless Michael Phelps looking speedo sexy…

Nastia Liukin Wins Gold In Women’s All-Around

Close to flawless, Liukin wins all-around gold

U.S. teammate Johnson’s strong performance earns silver
Posted Thursday, August 14, 2008 9:55 PM ET

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BEIJING —Nastia Liukin edged teammate Shawn Johnson for the all-around gold in women’s gymnastics at the Beijing Olympics Friday in an intense matchup that lived up to its billing.

Liukin finished with 63.325 points, a mere six-tenths ahead of Johnson, the reigning world champion who beat Liukin at the U.S. championships and Olympic trials only a few weeks ago.

Yang Yilin of China won the bronze.

“It’s amazing, I am kind of speechless right now,” Liukin said. “I don’t think it’s really set in, but I feel like this journey has been so long.”

Liukin paced back and forth as Johnson competed on floor, the final competitor of the day, clapping as her teammate floated high in the air. In the end, it was Liukin who soared. When Johnson’s score was posted and Liukin saw she was the winner tears filled her eyes. Her father and coach Valeri grabbed her in a bearhug, squeezing her tight for several minutes.

Valeri Liukin was a double gold medalist for the Soviet Union 20 years ago, but came up achingly short in a rivalry with his own teammate in the all-around. There would be no such disappointment for his only child.

“It’s not possible to describe how proud I am,” Valeri Liukin said afterward. “It’s just an amazing feeling.”

Liukin blinked back tears with a smile when she was introduced as the gold medalist.

“Standing on the podium and hearing `Olympic champion’ next to my name was a dream come true,” Liukin said. “Everything pays off at this very moment.”

For China, it was the first disappointment on the gymnastics floor. The Chinese won both the men’s and women’s team titles, and Yang Wei ran away with the men’s all-around gold on Thursday.

But this was no surprise.

Olympics Highlights

2008 Olympics: Complete Medal Standing

As of 8/19, 11:07 AM ET
COUNTRY MEDALISTS GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
United States see names 26 26 27 79
China see names 43 14 19 76
Russia see names 10 14 18 42
Australia see names 11 12 12 35
Great Britain see names 16 9 8 33
France see names 4 11 14 29
Germany see names 11 8 9 28
South Korea see names 8 10 6 24
Japan see names 8 6 8 22
Italy see names 6 6 7 19

Social Networking in the Philippines

Here’s what I gathered from my research on Social Networking around the world, particularly The Philippines. It amazed me that such a tiny country makes a great impact on the internet world. Now since my blog focuses mainly on social media and networks, I think it is befitting to bring this to everyone’s attention. So please enjoy reading.

Thanks to the sources of all these info that I have compiled 😉

Social networking is one of the most active web-based activities in the Philippines, with Filipinos being declared as the most active users on a number of web-based social network sites such as Friendster and Multiply. Social networking has become part of Filipinos’ cyberculture.

History:

Friendster is one of the first social networking websites in the World Wide Web when it was introduced in 2003. However, its popularity in the United States plummeted quickly in 2004 due to massive technical problems and server delays.[1] But as it was losing its American audience, Friendster slowly gained users from Southeast Asia starting in the Philippines. Friendster director of engineering Chris Lunt wondered why its web traffic was spiking in the middle of the night, and noticed that the traffic was coming from the Philippines. He then traced the trail to a Filipino-American marketing consultant and hypnotist named Carmen Leilani de Jesus as the first user to have introduced Friendster to the Philippines, where a number of her friends live.[2]

Statistics:

A study released by Universal McCann entitled “Power To The People – Wave3” declared the Philippines as “the social networking capital of the world,” with 83 percent of Filipinos surveyed are members of a social network. They are also regarded as the top photo uploaders and web video viewers, while they are second when it comes to the number of blog readers and video uploaders.[3][4]

With over 7.9 million Filipinos using the Internet, 6.9 million of them visit a social networking site at least once a month.[5] Friendster is the most visited website in the Philippines, as well as in Indonesia, according to web tracking site Alexa.[6] David Jones, vice president for global marketing of Friendster, said that “the biggest percentage of (their site’s) users is from the Philippines, clocking in with 39 percent of the site’s traffic.” He further added that in March 2008 alone, Friendster recorded 39 million unique visitors, with 13.2 million of whom were from the Philippines.[7] Meanwhile, Multiply president and founder Peter Pezaris said that the Filipino users of their site comprised the largest and most active group in terms of number of subscribers and of photographs being uploaded daily. About 2.2 million out of more than nine million registered users of Multiply are Filipinos, outnumbering even nationalities with a bigger population base like the United States, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Brazil. Also, one million photographs are uploaded by Filipinos to Multiply every day, which is half of their total number worldwide.[7]

Sixty percent of Filipino users of Multiply are female, while 70 percent are under the age of 25. In comparison, Filipino Friendster users are between the ages 16 to 30, with 55 percent of them female.[7]

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Footnotes:

  1. ^ Rivlin, Gary (October 15, 2006). “Wallflower at the Web Party“, New York Times. Retrieved on 200806-24.
  2. ^ a b cOrkut, Friendster Get Second Chance Overseas“. PBS.org (June 15, 2007). Retrieved on 200806-22.
  3. ^Power To The People: Social Media Tracker, Wave3“. Universal McCann (March 2008). Retrieved on 200806-22.
  4. ^ Liao, Jerry (May 20, 2008). “The Philippines – Social Networking Capital of the World“, Manila Bulletin. Retrieved on 200806-23.
  5. ^ Yazon, Giovanni Paolo (March 31, 2007). “Social networking to the higher level“, Manila Standard Today. Retrieved on 200806-23.
  6. ^ Ling, Woo Liu (January 29, 2008). “Friendster Moves to Asia“, Time.com. Retrieved on 200806-23.
  7. ^ a b c Salazar, Tessa (June 22, 2008). “Filipinos are prolific, go and Multiply“, Philippine Daily Inquirer, pp. A1, A10. Retrieved on 200806-23.