Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CHURPCHURP and the Ombudsman

Another historic event in the making in the Congress while I am doing this blog. Well I hope that signing up for this will not just be historical but also historic in economic returns, let see. 


I saw at facebook's friends status update about churpchurp, so joining the bandwagon am reposting info about it here in my blog.

And the Ombudsman is impeached! Her case will now be sent to the Senate for trial!

Anyway going back...

 This is from the blog of the company with the link here - http://ph.churpchurp.com/blog/2010/12/04/churpchurp-is-now-in-the-philippines/

 

 

CHURPCHURP IS NOW IN THE PHILIPPINES!



Hi Future Churpies!

ChurpChurp is now in the Philippines!

ChurpChurp is indeed a community of Social Media influencers and we’d like you to be part of it! Sign up now and be among the first among your peers to pick up the latest news, personalize it and share it to your friends and followers all over your social media networks.

As a community, we’ll be having events, contests, as well numerous giveaways on our network! Spread the word about ChurpChurp and really be a social media influencer!

Make sure you stay tuned to our blog for more announcements about campaigns, contests, events, and giveaways!

Bookmark us now!

Thanks Churpies!

And here goes the FAQ from the site.
  1. How does ChurpChurp work?
    ChurpChurp is your ultimate integrated social media solution that rewards you as ‘Influencer’ for sharing. There will be campaigns notifications provided to you from time to time. 
    Basically there are two main types of Churps available which are :
    • A. SOCIAL SHARING

      There will be campaign briefs in your account for you to participate from time to time. Pick campaigns you’d like to share to your friends and followers and get rewarded from your clicks.
    • B. SCHEDULED (USER-GENERATED) TWEETS

      If you are selected for a campaign, you will be notified via e-mail of new assignments and given a brief to compose your posts in any way you want with a few required keywords. Your tweets will go out on a schedule and after it does, earnings will be credited into your account.
    • C. SOCIAL SEEDING

      If you are selected for a campaign, you will be notified via e-mail of new assignments and given a brief to compose your posts in selected platforms. The brief will describe the angles you should work on.
  2. How do I start receiving assignments?
    Social Sharing campaigns are available for you in your account from time to time. To maximize your rewards, do authorize your Twitter and/or Facebook account. Upon authorization, you will receive an activation link in your email. Click on the Twitter and Facebook icons underneath "Log Out" in your account. This will lead you to your Twitter and/or Facebook accounts and you will then have to grant access to proceed receiving exciting assignments!
  3. Will I constantly get Scheduled Tweets and Seeding campaigns?
    It varies from a couple of days to a week, you will be selected for campaigns based on the campaign quota and other demographics requirement. If you are assigned only under Scheduled Tweets, the Seeding tab will not be visible to you. Vice versa. If you’re assigned to these two types of campaigns within the same timeline, then only you will see both tabs.
  4. So, you’re rewarding me to share?
    Yeap! Authorize the Facebook and Twitter settings in your account and you are eligible to receive various social media campaigns from us! That easy!
  5. What do I have to do?
    There are only 3 basic steps that you have to follow to start getting rewarded:
    • 1. Sign up with us.
    • 2. Constantly check out on the latest Social Sharing Campaigns around for you to start sharing! Secondly, you could grant access to Twitter.com and Facebook.com so that we are able to get down to work. Note that we do not store your Twitter.com or Facebook.com password.
    • 3. Choose your preferences for alcohol/tobacco related assignments, and disclaimers for scheduled tweets.
  6. Will I get random assignments for Scheduled Tweets and Seeding?
    Our Churps will be targeted to users with matching Twitter and Facebook contents and targetted demographics so that it remains relevant to your followers or friends as well as minimizing the awkwardness of generated Churps or campaigns assigned to you. In other words, we will assign to your campaigns that are suitable with your usual tweets and followers and friends’ type.
  7. How often will I get these assignments?
    Remember the max ad ratio setting we mentioned above? That is where you decide how often you are assigned Churps to be posted. 10 Churps per week is our default but you can choose to have one Churp per week or even max out your ad ratio by setting it to Unlimited. This will allow us to post as frequently as needed according to our system’s estimations.
  8. Are you automatically posting updates on your behalf on my Facebook?
    No we’re not. We are only assigning you to campaigns that require you to manually update or seed on your Facebook profile. The posting process is completely within your control.
  9. Is ChurpChurp limited to any one region?
    For now, ChurpChurp is open for registration for social media enthusiasts from Malaysia,Singapore, and The Philippines only.
  10. Are there any requirements to joining ChurpChurp?
    All you need is an active Twitter or Facebook account to sign up with us.
  11. How much do I get rewarded?
    Earnings credited to your ChurpChurp account vary depending on campaigns. For Social Sharing campaigns, earnings may vary from types of campaigns and earnings are based on the total clicks. Scheduled Tweets and some Seeding Campaigns credit you based on number of followers and friends you have.
  12. When do I get my earnings?
    You can track your earnings via your ChurpChurp account page shortly after accepting and posting Churps. A minimum earning of RM100 / SGD100 / PhP2,000 is required before you can cash out your earnings with ChurpChurp. We will process payments 30 days after the end of the month when you cashed out.
  13. Are you affiliated with Twitter and Facebook?
    ChurpChurp.com is in no way affiliated or associated with Twitter Inc and Facebook.com.
  14. How do I add a disclaimer to my Scheduled Tweets?
    All you have to do is login to your ChurpChurp account and access the "Dashboard" page to edit your own note as a disclaimer then save it. e.g : [ad] / [churp]
  15. How do I stop Churping?
    Once you start you can never stop! Ok we’re just kidding. Just click on the "Turn Off" button on your account dashboard and we will stop assigning Churps to you. To resume the ads, hit "Turn On" and we’ll know what to do!
  16. What if I have more questions about ChurpChurp?
    Kindly contact us at http://help.ph.churpchurp.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

(source - http://ph.churpchurp.com/faq-twitterer/)



Checking on the address of the company I came to find out the addresses below. So I was able to find out that the company is another of those that started in Malaysia/Singapore.

Company Address

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mabuhay ang Samahan ng mga Bloggers sa Pilipinas!


I am joining a Bloggers Association here in the Philippines. The official name is still being finalized. Also, Filipino expats and OFWs find "national" (for a National Bloggers Assoc.) as limiting and may not encompass their global presence.  

I previously worked for an NGO that emphasizes the importance of CO – community organizing. We help communities organize themselves, train leaders and identify issues in their community.  Organizing is a form of empowerment especially among marginalized groups who are uneducated, poor, lacking of resources, does not have connections. The only leverage they have to be listened to and have their issue addressed is through their organized force in their effort to lobby, negotiate and meet face to face those who are in power.

I have seen urban poor leaders that we have trained consummate their community issues. Their initiative and effort of organizing  their communities and effecting change in their lives and making their settlements more livable so remarkable.  

Definitely there will always be power in an organized group and I like to see such collective voice consolidated from among bloggers as well.

Surfing the net I came across bloggers association in different parts of the world, many such groupings exist in other countries. In the Philippines alone there are several blog groups in the Visayas and Mindanao. So why not in Manila or the in the country that will also represents the global Filipino community?

I trust that the people who are initiating this kind of initiative are good with their intentions of forming such association. I admire their effort for taking leadership role in trying to bring together “individually-challenged-coming-together” – individual bloggers who are very challenging, fascinating and interesting people!

I have read blog posts about the ayes and nays of forming association among bloggers and respect all those ideas.

But I would like to be part and give this initiative a chance of bringing together bloggers,  that I hope will keep its mission of upholding freedom of expression and being helpful to bloggers. And having join the group on my own volition, I can always disassociate myself if I don’t see that the organization is keeping up with the ideals it purportedly sets forth.

Mabuhay ang Samahan ng mga Bloggers sa Pilipinas!


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