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A fourth year student in De La Salle University - Manila taking BS in Information and Communications Technology Management. Believes in the improvements ICT could bring in the everyday lives of people at work and home. A member of the La Salle Dance Company - Street, the hip-hop dance group of DLSU under the Cultural Arts Office.

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Friday, June 5, 2009

51 Interesting Tweets about Swine Flu in De La Salle University - Manila

(NOTE: I have not included usernames or any links pointing to any person to protect their privacy. Their posts could be seen on Twitter's public timeline so it means that they are not protected and are allowed to be viewed by any random person who gets to see them.)


A(H1N1) virus or 'swine flu' is a deadly influenza that caused a panic at Mexico and U.S.A. But it has reached the Philippines and has even caused greater panic and became a big issue when a case of A(H1N1) infection was confirmed at De La Salle University - Manila where about 15,000 students roam within the campus.

A lot of people have different points of views on the issue, but Tweets on Twitter are one of the most tangible and straight-forward comments which are easily accessible to the public. I gathered some Tweets about the issue scattered all over the Twittersphere and here are some Tweets I believe most would find amusing.

I have categorized them so that it would be easier to distinguish between the different points of views.




Informative

These tweets are just plain facts and their main goals are to update the viewers and provide full information about the issue.



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Doubtful

These tweets are believable but are not provided with full information to guarantee its content leaving the reader to figure out for himself



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Misleading

These tweets rely on rumors and gossips without even having the urge to confirm the information received because of excitement to be posted.



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Know-it-all

These are tweets that give you the impression of saying, "I told you so!"



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Advanced

These are tweets that are posted by either people who want to share what they think might happen or by accidental fortune-tellers.



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(Notice that it was posted about 3 or 4 days before the infection.)



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Belated

These are tweets which intend to inform readers of urgent happenings but are posted days after the issue.



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(I didn't think he surprised anyone.)




Stylized

These are tweets that reflect the posters' characters and personalities.



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Panic

These are tweets which show worry or fear.



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Anti-school

These are tweets from people who'd rather sit at home and pass the time away.



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Scholarly

These are tweets with rationale intentions and meaning.



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(I don't agree with this post but he seriously believes in it.)



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Offensive

These are tweets that could either be true or false but ends up being quite offensive to either parties.



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Stupid

These are tweets that make you want to scratch your head.



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2 comments:

... said...

tumatawid din ang swine flu!!! HAHAHHAHA

Efren said...

That's one of the funniest to me. Haha.