Husband. Dad. Writer. Geek. Gamer. Bookworm. BLINK. Minimalist. Zen student. Pescatarian. Climate activist. Proudly Asian. He/him.
Joey is the founder and editor-in-chief of Manila-based media startup DigitalLifeAsia.com, which covers technology, science, gaming, geek culture, and entertainment across Asia.
As one of the pioneers that spun off INQ7.net (now called INQUIRER.net) from the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Joey managed portals that attracted new audiences and generated new revenue streams, including the hackenslash gaming news site and Global Nation portal for Filipinos abroad.
He trained INQUIRER.net’s first multimedia journalists and launched the site’s blog, podcast, and online video networks. He was also one of the pioneering tech bloggers of Singapore-based CNET Asia and a multimedia critic for US-based PopMatters.com.
As Yahoo!’s SEA Head of Social and Community, he built and implemented the vision to acquire, retain and grow the Yahoo! community in Southeast Asia.
He won third prize in the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, for his essay “Surviving the Zeroes”. He is the author of the Philippine Internet Commerce Society’s “E-Business Made Easy” handbook for SMEs, and contributed an essay to “Tikman Ang Langit: An Anthology on the Eraserheads”.
Follow him on Twitter: @joeyalarilla