Vigan surfing turns porn-y!

by Ka Edong on October 28, 2005

I had a Skype appointment last night so I searched the streets of Vigan for a decent Internet shop. And the best I could find at that time of the night was a gaming Internet café run by some homeboys where half of the clients were their kabarkadas. 20-ish hard-core gamers, rockers … that type.

I settled in despite my natural aversion for this noisy and dark ambience customary for hard-core gaming shops.

The DSL connection was very fast indeed. My test calls to my Skype phonepal were seamless, crack-less, without delay.

Towards the end of my session, I was about to close all my windows when I received an email from a Pinoy.Tech.Blog ka-blog. I received a URL related to a story being drafted.

My my my! My mother would faint! I’m seeing a mobile blogging service sponsored by a Addict Mobile and it’s displaying hardcore amateur porn! These are mobile phone photos sent to the website via MMS through an access code of Smart.

Update: See Addict Mobile PR Nightmare on Pinoy Tech Blog

I wrote back to my PTB ka-blogs: “The guys at Smart obviously don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into!”

I went back to the Addict mobile-branded webpage. It was hosted by a third-party MMS-to-Blog service provider. But the telco’s blog was clearly branded with their endorsers, color scheme, brand name etc.

I wanted to find out the extent of the porn (there were some non-porn photos). I wanted to see if the porn was submitted by just one person. Nope. More than one person was submitting and more than a handful of photos per person.

And then the page stopped loading. I waited a bit. It was unusual because the other pages I surfed in the past minutes loaded very quickly. After a while, I ended my brief detour with porn and ended my Vigan Internet surfing.

As I was paying, that’s the only time I realized that my page was being filtered at the shop’s server. Hahaha! I didn’t realize I was being watched! By the gamerz behind me! I didn’t bother explaining that I was checking out the page out of academic/research purposes.

I know what you’re thinking…. Excuses excuses. ‘Ba! Bahala kayo!

ka edong
vigan nights

Comments

  • http://katesgasis.com Kates

    I enjoyed some of them though. 🙂

  • http://www.yugatech.com/blog yuga

    hahaha me too!

  • http://technobiography.edongskey.com ka edong

    hehehe …
    Most were scary, images I want to erase from my brain’s hdd!
    some were … interesting 😉

  • http://www.granulatedsugar.org Aidan Webb

    i broke my arm on a freak surfing accident but hey, surfing is a nice sport-*’

  • http://www.l-lysine.info lysine

    i really love surfing and sun. surfing is also a great full body exercise for the body.,            

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