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Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, hugs Manny Pacquiao after their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AP PHOTO/ISAAC BREKKEN   What is Twitter for but to “twit?” A country heartbroken by people’s champ Manny Pacquiao’s defeat can only turn to humor and, yes, to literal twitting, to somehow numb the pain. Just seconds after the historic fight between Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr., social media were flooded with suggestions of declaring May 3rd a “national day of hugging” in the Philippines, or possibly even “a national day of mourning.” Proposals of Mayweather’s possibly exploring a career in track and field also swamped the Internet, a stab at his fighting—or nonfighting—style. Memes of what was touted, “The Fight of the Century,” showed a boxer with the superimposed head of Mayweather running around another fighter portrayed as Pacquiao. Another posted on the @FreeHugsFloyd Twitter account showed a picture of Mayweather hugging Pacquiao captioned “Take me into your loving arms.” READ MORE...

ALSO: Periscope delivers blow to pay-per-view in Mayweather v Pacquiao fight


After the blockbuster fight concluded, Costolo claimed Twitter’s application Periscope was the real winner in Las Vegas. The live-streaming service was used by people with pay-per-view to lend a helping hand to those who struggled to get access, or didn’t want to pay. It’s a trend likely to displease HBO, which showed unparalleled speed, height and reach when it came to filing lawsuits against companies advertising pirated streams last week. (The sites went down in a first-round knockout.) Of course, it didn’t help matters much that Time Warner Cable subscribers couldn’t get the fight in a large number of the markets where it was supposed to be available for a fee of up to $100; the company, along with competitor (and suitor) Charter Communications had nationwide outage problems. Lest anyone feel too sorry for HBO, it’s worth noting that the fight was both supremely popular and supremely lucrative: Deadline reported an estimated 3 million individual pay-per-view streams purchased, ringside seats cost some $5,000, and all told, HBO/Showtime made an estimated $400m off the bout. ut the live-streaming of Pacquiao/Mayweather illustrates just how quickly companies like Twitter will have to act if they want to maintain cordial relations with Hollywood. And they do: one of HBO’s partners was, in fact, Periscope, which had a sponsored stream inside Manny Pacquiao’s dressing room last night. READ MORE...

ALSO: Ex-Ms. Universe criticized for Mayweather-Pacquiao post


Screengrab from Olivia Culpo’s Instagram  The match may be over, but the rivalry between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao continues, with many people from all walks of life continuing to weigh in on the megafight two days after the undefeated American defeated the Filipino boxing hero via unanimous decision. It came as no surprise that many netizens reacted strongly when Olivia Culpo, a former Ms. Universe from the USA, on Sunday posted on her Instagram account a collage of a photo of Mayweather and Pacquiao and a picture of her winning over Filipina Janine Tugonon in the 2012 pageant. The post was accompanied by the caption: “[It’s] fight night, people! #Throwback to me and Miss Philippines doing our best face off @tugononjanine.” Several netizens, however, noted that the beauty queen just edited the caption after receiving criticisms. A screengrab of her initial caption read: “Philippines v USA lol to whoever made this. #throwback #ohsnap.”  THIS IS THE FULL REPORT

ALSO: Netizens look for ‘Mommy D’ in Pacquiao-Mayweather bout


Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. REM ZAMORA
“Where is Mommy D?”  That was the question posed by netizens as the historic fight between “€People’s Champion”€ Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. took place on Sunday (Philippine time). Dionisia Pacquiao, fondly referred to by netizens as “€Mommy D”€ is a staple on his son’s previous fights. But Sunday’s fight left spectators wondering what she was doing as his son felled to his opponent. Mommy D gained popularity on social media after she was caught on camera “€hexing” boxer Timothy Bradley in 2014. Here are the tweets of netizens about the Filipino boxing champ’s beloved mom: READ ON......


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Heartbroken Filipinos turn to humor to ease pain


Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, hugs Manny Pacquiao after their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. AP PHOTO/ISAAC BREKKEN

MANILA, MAY 11, 2015 (INQUIRER) Jeannette I. Andrade @inquirerdotnet  - What is Twitter for but to “twit?”

A country heartbroken by people’s champ Manny Pacquiao’s defeat can only turn to humor and, yes, to literal twitting, to somehow numb the pain.

Just seconds after the historic fight between Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr., social media were flooded with suggestions of declaring May 3rd a “national day of hugging” in the Philippines, or possibly even “a national day of mourning.”

Proposals of Mayweather’s possibly exploring a career in track and field also swamped the Internet, a stab at his fighting—or nonfighting—style.

Memes of what was touted, “The Fight of the Century,” showed a boxer with the superimposed head of Mayweather running around another fighter portrayed as Pacquiao. Another posted on the @FreeHugsFloyd Twitter account showed a picture of Mayweather hugging Pacquiao captioned “Take me into your loving arms.”

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Another photograph showed a superimposed picture of Mayweather over the face of someone running and was captioned, “Run Floyd run,” reminiscent of the movie “Forrest Gump.”

Dismayed Filipinos generally took to the social media, particularly on Twitter, to criticize and poke fun at how the fight of the century turned out. @caloyconde tweeted, “Too bad Mayweather is not as affectionate to his girlfriends as he was to Pacquiao #DomesticViolence #hugz #MayPac.”

Taking a dig at Mayweather’s strategy, @mattkoff wrote: “No Floyd you have it backwards, you’re supposed to hug women and hit your opponent,” while @ginoboi said, “Breaking News: Mayweather gets a new sponsor: Huggies.”

Poking fun on the judges, @cyster_o2 observed, “Pacquiao—240 punches thrown and 60 + landed; Mayweather—300 hugs and 100 miles ran.” @NeverStop_25 proposed the new point system used in the fight: A point each for a jab, a hook, and an uppercut. 5 points for a hug and 10 points for running.

Mayweather’s tactic of using his agility and quick feet in the fight, Filipinos translated as simply running away. @gangbadoy wrote: “Floyd Mayweather won the 3K fun run today.”

Some went as far as to create their definition of “Mayweather.” For @GGSphere, it is a verb meaning “the deliberate act of running from danger due to extreme fear of punches; usually preceded by a koala hug.”

Hugging day

Still “#Luto ang Laban” went viral on the Net with @NatNatGilmore writing, “Dear judges thanks for counting the hugs and not the punches #MayPac.”

Most netizens sought a declaration of “national hugging day” or “national power hug day” while @justineletargo asked, “Can we declare tomorrow national day of mourning? #SalamatManny.”

After a flurry of comments against Mayweather for whom some Twitter accounts invented names for, like “Mayhugger,” “Snuggleweather,” and even “cuddle guy,” netizens turned their ire on boxing commentator Max Kellerman who interviewed Pacquiao after the fight.

There were those who described him as biased for fielding pointblank questions with Pacquiao fresh out of his defeat via a unanimous decision. He did not feel the need to apologize for asking Pacquiao tough questions but said in his Twitter account, “I love Manny. He’s a pleasure to deal with & to watch fight. Manny disagreed w/ judges. Had to ask him about it. #MayPac.”

guyito-0504Even foreigners were not impressed by the Pacquiao-Mayweather bout, Actress @ElizabethBanks wrote: “Floyd Mayweather is an incredible fighter, but he just bored me out of US$100 #MayPac.”

American songwriter and Linkin Park lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, remarked in his Twitter account, “Sounds like Mayweather won a fight by not fighting again. Ghandi would be proud!”

Underwhelmed

Professional boxers and legends Oscar de la Hoya and Mike Tyson felt underwhelmed by the “Fight of the Century.” De La Hoya tweeted, “Call me old school but I like the fans getting their money’s worth by watching an action packed fight” while Tyson simply wrote, “We waited 5 years for that … #underwhelmed #MayPac.”

“Big letdown in Vegas. Was that a boxing match or Dancing With the Stars,” said Jim Carrey.

Ever a Pacquiao fan, Sylvester Stallone was all praise for the people’s champ, “Manny Pacquiao without a doubt the single bravest and most exciting fighter to ever lace on gloves. No one comes close. Seen them all!”

Jimmy Kimmel, who volunteered to be Pacquiao’s Justin Bieber, tweeted, “Disappointing result but what a fight—thank you for making me your Bieber @MannyPacquiao—you are a champion.”

Award-winning British singer and songwriter Ellie Goulding became a fan, writing, “No worries Pacquiao you won me.”

“Mayweather has hugged Manny more times than my dad has hugged me my whole life,” actor Donald Glover tweeted.

5 million tweets

CNN Hero of the Year Efren Peñaflorida said that “as a teacher, I admire @MannyPacquiao for teaching #Mayweather to dance around, to humble himself and to hug a lot! #MayPac #RealVictory”

Binibining Pilipinas-Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach vowed revenge.

“Kalma lang guys. Ako bahala. Babawi tayo sa Miss Universe!! (Keep calm guys. I’ll take care of it. We’ll make it up in the Miss Universe!!)–With reports from Jovic Yee, Ramon Royandoyan and Jessica Pag-iwayan and Inquirer Research


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Periscope delivers blow to pay-per-view in Mayweather v Pacquiao fight Sam Thielman in New York @samthielman Monday 4 May 2015 17.00 BST Last modified on Monday 4 May 2015 17.33 BST

After the blockbuster fight concluded, Costolo claimed Twitter’s application Periscope was the real winner in Las Vegas. The live-streaming service was used by people with pay-per-view to lend a helping hand to those who struggled to get access, or didn’t want to pay.

It’s a trend likely to displease HBO, which showed unparalleled speed, height and reach when it came to filing lawsuits against companies advertising pirated streams last week. (The sites went down in a first-round knockout.)

Of course, it didn’t help matters much that Time Warner Cable subscribers couldn’t get the fight in a large number of the markets where it was supposed to be available for a fee of up to $100; the company, along with competitor (and suitor) Charter Communications had nationwide outage problems.

Lest anyone feel too sorry for HBO, it’s worth noting that the fight was both supremely popular and supremely lucrative: Deadline reported an estimated 3 million individual pay-per-view streams purchased, ringside seats cost some $5,000, and all told, HBO/Showtime made an estimated $400m off the bout.

But the live-streaming of Pacquiao/Mayweather illustrates just how quickly companies like Twitter will have to act if they want to maintain cordial relations with Hollywood. And they do: one of HBO’s partners was, in fact, Periscope, which had a sponsored stream inside Manny Pacquiao’s dressing room last night.

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By the time anybody from Twitter is able to bust a user for piracy via the traditional takedown notice, observed Variety’s Andrew Wallenstein, the damage will already be done. “It will be absurd for Twitter to mount the defense that it complies with any takedown notices filed over copyright-infringing content,” Wallenstein wrote in an op-ed Sunday morning. “Because by the time the compliance occurs the livestream is already over, the company is going to need to figure out a better way to combat piracy on the fly.”

That’s particularly true if Twitter is going to court TV networks and movie studios; recent promoted tweets on the service include a campaign for The Avengers and today’s Target promotion, pegged to Star Wars day (yes, May the Fourth).

Playing whack-a-mole with pirates as they set up their streams may seem impossible, but it may also be the only way to retain the respect (and, much more importantly, the investment) of Hollywood. Twitter, after all, is ad-supported and having trouble with the advertising end of its business, according to its most recent quarterly results. And the very last thing the company needs at the moment is a popular new product seen as toxic to advertisers who would appear to be a natural fit, namely movie and TV companies.

Consumers, however, seemed pretty gung-ho about the app. Costolo’s feed was filled with people thanking him and Twitter for allowing them to watch the fight (without paying for it) all over the world.


INQUIRER

Ex-Ms. Universe criticized for Mayweather-Pacquiao post INQUIRER.net 8:58 AM | Tuesday, May 5th, 2015


Screengrab from Olivia Culpo’s Instagram

The match may be over, but the rivalry between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao continues, with many people from all walks of life continuing to weigh in on the megafight two days after the undefeated American defeated the Filipino boxing hero via unanimous decision.

READ: Pacquiao: ‘Still the people’s champ’

READ: Holyfield: Pacquiao should have won vs Mayweather

It came as no surprise that many netizens reacted strongly when Olivia Culpo, a former Ms. Universe from the USA, on Sunday posted on her Instagram account a collage of a photo of Mayweather and Pacquiao and a picture of her winning over Filipina Janine Tugonon in the 2012 pageant.

READ: Philippine bet is Miss Universe first runner-up

READ: Liza Soberano, Raymond Gutierrez scored for ‘sexist’ Mayweather comments

The post was accompanied by the caption: “[It’s] fight night, people! #Throwback to me and Miss Philippines doing our best face off @tugononjanine.”

Several netizens, however, noted that the beauty queen just edited the caption after receiving criticisms. A screengrab of her initial caption read: “Philippines v USA lol to whoever made this. #throwback #ohsnap.”


Netizens look for ‘Mommy D’ in Pacquiao-Mayweather bout INQUIRER.net 3:34 PM | Sunday, May 3rd, 2015


Mommy D wears a rosary during the official weigh in of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. REM ZAMORA

“Where is Mommy D?”

That was the question posed by netizens as the historic fight between “€People’s Champion”€ Manny Pacquiao and undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. took place on Sunday (Philippine time).

Dionisia Pacquiao, fondly referred to by netizens as “€Mommy D”€ is a staple on his son’s previous fights. But Sunday’s fight left spectators wondering what she was doing as his son felled to his opponent.

Mommy D gained popularity on social media after she was caught on camera “€hexing” boxer Timothy Bradley in 2014.

Here are the tweets of netizens about the Filipino boxing champ’s beloved mom:







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