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Metro Society x Metro.Style's Most Influential On Social Media

 

Social media has opened a completely new realm of possibility, especially in the sense of sharing what is important to you and having your voice heard. Some use this medium as their own gallery space, showing what’s incredibly personal—like a photo album documenting their lives. For others, it’s a means and way to stand up for what they believe must be changed in our world. rough social media, every one has a voice—and the world is listening. Inside our February/Entertainment issue, find out who makes it to Metro Society's 100 Influential on Social Media. . Video by Spotlight Creatives Makeup by Karmela Jabla and Bea Colet for M.A.C Cosmetics Hair by Francis Guintu, Rob Bautista, Jericho Valenzuela, and Jek Fernandez Shot on location at Discovery Primea . . . #MetroSocietyMostInfluential #metrosociety #insidemetrosociety #bts #behindthescenes #timyap #maggiewilson #biancaelizalde #tessaprietovaldes #rachelpeters #andimanzano #stephaniezubiri #ingridchua #thebaghag #socialmedia #februaryissue #entertainmentissue #discoveryprimea

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The digital landscape has changed dramatically over the decades. What used to be a mere source of information has now shifted to become a tool for communication, self-expression, and even establishing connections.

The Internet today is largely defined by social media. Most people, if not all, maintain at least one social media account no longer as a luxury but, in fact, a necessity. The daily use of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other digital platforms has been ingrained in the lifestyle of people, especially Filipinos.

According to a report on ABS-CBN News, “An average Filipino user spends almost four hours on different platforms daily.” The said article, which was based on a report by creative agency We Are Social and social media management platform Hootsuite, further revealed that “for the third year in a row, the Philippines emerged as the country that spent most time on social media.”   

From a global perspective, there are now 4.021 billion Internet users worldwide as of January 2018—that’s more than half of the global population (53 percent)! And the figure keeps on growing, as the number of Internet users grew by 248 million (7 percent) since January 2017.

Add to these, ABS-CBN News also reported that “more than half of Internet users (42 percent) or around 3.2 billion are active on social media with 9 in 10 of those users accessing their chosen platforms via mobile devices.” Because of these handy gadgets, social media has now become the number one medium for accessing news and other information.

There is no denying the power of social media and the famous individuals who use it when it comes to dictating the trends, influencing the public’s opinion, and shaping the life beyond cyberspace.

For these individuals, social media is the bridge that connects them to people from different parts of the country and even the world, and gives them the incredible opportunity to share their lives, voice out their beliefs, champion their advocacy, and create a positive impact in the society.

Acknowledging the importance of this tool to daily lifestyle the world over, it is essential for us to know who are worth following and whose digital presence is most relatable to us. The fact that using social media has become the norm inspired this comprehensive list of influencers—from actors, fashion and beauty insiders, media personalities, socialites, digital content creators, culinary stars, entrepreneurs, politicians, to advocates of various causes.

The list we put together comprises of individuals who were chosen not just for their large online following but also for their relevance, impact, and ability to engage and influence the way we think.

Personalities like Maggie Wilson, Rachel Peters, Andi Manzano-Reyes, Tessa Prieto-Valdes, Tim Yap, Steph Zubiri-Crespi, Ingrid Chua, and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde are among those individuals you should be following now!

The world is listening, and we need to know who is making the most impact. The list of those who rule in the digital world may surprise you.

Watch out as we unveil in the following days the Metro Society x Metro.Style list of most influential people on social media.

 

The #MetroSocietyMostInfluential on Social Media feature is in Metro Society magazine's February 2018 issue, out now in newsstands and leading bookstores nationwide.