“Sup? I googled my BFF’s e-shop, their just-in stuff’s the shiznit! They’ve got them on Flickr too. Don’t tell me you only friended her on Multiply? Get with it, IMHO Facebook’s got more oomph. BUZZ! You’re NR. I’ll be AFK now, SYWISY!”
If you could barely understand the jargon used in the previous paragraph, then GMA-7’s new show called Ka-blog is definitely for you.
There’s so much tech-speak going on among teens, the oldies might as well have been living under a rock. With new terminology cropping up each day like spambots (another thing there for the haplessly clueless to google) on your average website’s comments space, it’s like a whole new universe out there.
Of course, there is social networking, blogging and e-mailing but it’s a different story when things like phishing, twittering, and thread flaming start to come up.
The acronyms, too, are a mouthful: PSP, DoTA, WoW, and MMORPG for gaming, and the likes of IDK, DND, ROFL and LMAO for chatting. Bridging the generation gap hasn’t been easy before, but the evolving language makes it even more challenging.
The flurry of gadgets and gizmos in today’s high-speed world has upped the tempo of everyday life, and among all, the youth are the ones that have done the best catching up so far.
A new breed of teenagers has emerged, one that inhabits a parallel society within the physical: the online world. They create cyber-identities and hook up with e-friends to walk in virtual villages, and they do it all in their seats with a couple of mouse clicks.
Adults can either shake their heads and lament at how the good ol’ times are gone or they can go right on with the flow.
In response to these changes in our high-tech world, GMA-7’s News and Public Affairs team will be rolling out a new show titled Ka-blog! This unique magazine show will feature anything and everything about adolescent life.
Each week, Ka-blog! will serve as the tambayan for teens to get a load of the latest updates, trends, and information on the many issues relevant to them—from fashion forecasts to mind-blowing tech toys, the hippest hangouts and the hottest heartthrobs. Viewers can also expect to learn more about the problems that face teens today.
Hosted by the newest and youngest reporters on GMA-7, Ka-blog! will take teen viewers on a weekly ride to discovering and examining the wonderful things about being a Pinoy teen. Smart and chic Andrea Torres, the show’s official style sister, will help teens navigate through ever-evolving fashion and lifestyle trends.
Total performer and tech enthusiast Mico Aytona is the show’s resident IT guy, for the total lowdown on the coolest gaming and gadget stuff.
Athletics and recreation are right up the alley of sporty dude Lucky Mark Mercado for maxed-out moves to keep active. For teens with dating dilemmas, BFF problems or questions they dare not ask their family, Monica Verallo is the go-to girl on all matters personal.
Together, Andrea, Mico, Lucky and Monica are all set to guide teen viewers as well as their folks, as they deal with the triumphs and challenges of adolescence.
Ka-blog! is definitely going to make a change on their Saturday viewing habits, with a barkada they can turn to at all times, be it for a shoulder to cry on, or a best friend to laugh with.
Ka-blog! airs its pilot episode on August 9 (Saturday) 10 am on GMA-7.
(GMA Press Release)