April 19, 2008
Through the effort of its founder, Uzyn, it seems that this dynamic community is growing faster. No doubt a few big news helped to propel it past tomorrow.sg but the fact that users are becoming more acceptable to the theory of allowing users to vote for their favourite news rather than giving the priviledge to the selected few who during one instances even posted his own and approving it. In some ways it breeds cronyism.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Has ping.sg overtaken tomorrow.sg?"
November 20, 2006
The editors sometimes click publish on whatever fancy them. The rules to editors is we have no rules. They might be flipping a coin for all i know. No rules that it must be abt singapore either.
Mission? What do you think we even have a mission in the first place? Tomorrow is what it is. A mixture of craps, gossips and occassion good stuff. Even the latter is debatable.
We have never done fact checks in the past and we probably never will. The essence of blogging and community is that more often the readers knows more than the writer. Thats whats the comment is for.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Should Tomorrow.sg have a mission statement? Clearly some submissions do not get published. Do readers deserve to know what the criteria is for an article to be published on Tomorrow.sg? (: Not trying to be a shit-stirrer or what, I just thought this topic would be an interesting one for debate. Please do not approve this post if it's not allowed. If so, I'm very sorry and didn't mean any harm."
June 07, 2006
Why like that ah? Maybe because I have written sensitive entries which hit major raw nerves and open wounds of a few Tomorrow Editors before ah?
I was Tomorrowed many times before.
Perhaps back then, I was still perceived as the harmless, crazy, uniform-wearing female blogger, who was willing to take picture with anybody, make middle-age men happy with my presence, and report on Plaza Singapura fires!!
Then I started to lash out at bloggers who blog with hits-accumulation/popularity in mind, and no regard for anything else. And of course, the XX and gang Hate Site incident, where Tomorrow.Sg refused to put up the entry properly and many others could only post related entries as trackbacks.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely."
Also recommended by Angelique: "Tomorrow.sg denied blogger validation for too long; blogger now begs it of readers."
January 20, 2006
Silence is, uh... what was silence again?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "A man, a pen and an opinion. "
January 13, 2006
Really, the editors at Tomorrow are not doing any favours for themselves. If I submitted a site calling XX a bitch and a whore, fine don't publish it. Obviously it wasn't that, otherwise the two editors wouldn't have published it in the first place. I doubt the two editors would have published it without reading the article I posted - if they didn't that why the hell are they editors in the first place?
Recommended by mooiness: "Starry submitted an article by XLX listing the facts surrounding the BM hate-site. It was published by Agagooga and James Seng. Then it was pulled down abruptly. Interested minds want to know: how and why did this occur? And what does this show of Tomorrow.sg's editorial integrity?"
December 09, 2005
Maybe I'm in the minority, but I have always believed Tomorrow went about mixing their content in a good, even-handed way. Sure, some posts were annoying, frivolous, or moronic, but hey, that's the blogosphere. The whole point of Tomorrow is to present as accurate a portrayal of the Singapore blogosphere as is possible.
August 29, 2005
August 08, 2005
Music of the Night said ...
It seems that Tomorrow.sg has no purpose, no structure, no quality control and no quality in general. Clearly it is intended to cater to a mainstream that I do not fall under, but I see no reason why they cannot use categorisation to implement some market segmentation and appeal to a wider audience.
An opinion piece about news on the Internet and how Tomorrow.sg compares against its competition, e.g. Boing Boing.
June 10, 2005
Singapore Ink said:
Such a view is of course beyond the pale if you want to be a reader of Tomorrow.sg and be part of the Singapore blogosphere - at the least the one they have linked together. Clearly I can’t be a member in this club if I’m not clamouring to attend this convention.
Alternative view on the blogger.sg poll.
June 04, 2005
jean said ...
While these “elite bloggers” claim to be providing an alternative voice for Singaporeans, it’s ironic that their corporal beings have been so deeply steeped in the prevailing political system, that they’ve ended replicating it - online - even as they claim to be doing the opposite by organising a convention for Singaporean bloggers, which will probably consist mainly of mutual stroking and chest-thumping.
May 30, 2005
Yuhui believes there are some problems with Tomorrow.sg:
1. The majority of Internet users are unaware of Tomorrow.sg or its contribution service.
2. The majority of Internet users who are aware of Tomorrow.sg's contribution service DO NOT USE IT.
3. Those who do use Tomorrow.sg's contribution service do so very selectively.
May 23, 2005
Rambling Librarian said:
thanks to a lead in Tomorrow.sg, I learnt that Neil Gaiman (of the Sandman fame) would be stopping by in Singapore in July '05. From there, I alerted my Adult & Young People Services librarian colleagues, and one of them took the initiative to check further. ...
I'm happy to say the library is following up on this. With any luck, Neil Gaiman fans would get to see their favourite author at the public library for a book-signing session.
May 23, 2005
Nick has been trying to be real good and not say anything negative about tomorrow.sg but decides it is time to eject the elephant in his living room.
What could have been Singapore's BoingBoing or Volokh Conspiracy or something in between has instead turned out as (continuing in that High Concept vein) Her World meets Chicken Soup for the Singaporean Soul, with a sprinkling of bafflingly punchline-free humour posts, bafflingly pointless news items and the simply baffling. Rarely have I seen so much cachet expended on so inconsequential a venture.
*come on guys! post this up and let's have some fun! Weeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!
May 19, 2005
Which brings me to the whole fucking point of this post (you noticed this was filed under rants?) If the editors are not some super important people but just regular folks helping out with some link collection, then why the fuck do they have to keep editing the main posts on tomorrow.sg to add their comments? Why the hell can't the editors use the comment section like the rest of us?
It's because their stupid comments are more important than our stupid comments, that's why.
May 09, 2005
This Side Of Paradise said:
Who knows, one day, someone authoritative might just come out and say that the Govt is part of the blog collective of Singapore. To paraphrase the Christian News Service which paraphrase the Borg, "This is the Borg Collective," they said menacingly. "Prepare to be assimilated. We will add your biological and technological distinctives to our own. You will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile." And already, there are editors who writes for Tomorrow, servicing it, much like the way the Borg collective was serviced. Resistance is futile!