November 09, 2005
The Blog Boyz said:
As the prevalence and social influence of weblogs continue to increase, the issue of the ethics of bloggers is relevant not only to the blogging community, but also to people outside it.
This study explored ethical beliefs and practices of two distinct groups of bloggers--personal and non-personal--through a worldwide web survey. Over a period of three weeks, 1,224 responses were collected and analysed.
Recommended by mb: "This honors thesis study by undergraduates at the School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University (SCI/NTU), is going to be presented at the Second Annual International Conference on Social Science Research in Florida."
October 27, 2005
Mr Miyagi did an interesting write-up about local food blogs yesterday on his Today column. I borrow the phrase from his article, all Singaporeans are foodies, including myself though I haven’t actually done any cooking myself.
In actual fact, besides the 2-3 blogs mentioned by Mr Miyagi, there are plenty of other food blogs and I thought I’ll share them with you guys. I follow some of them pretty religiously.
Recommended by zhi yang: "A very nice list of all the local food blogs."
October 26, 2005
"a self-help guide on how to live overseas on a meager student budget and still get away with the finer things in life. But really, it's just a recipe blog."
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "You know the story... poor penniless students on a budget can't afford to eat anything but indomee all day and night until their hair fall off. Well, not these students. They experiment with ingredients, recall recipes from home and share their own success stories. or not. A recipe blog for students (mostly) by students (mostly) living down under (Melbourne, to be precise)."
October 21, 2005
Rambo Tan said
So, as you can see, I’ve taken to video blogging. Video blogging is kind of cool; it means that all I have to do is sit in front of my desk and talk my head off, without having to go through all that photoshopping or editing or anything like that. I mean, I could (if I’m VERY industrious) eventually put in some titles, or stuff like that, but if I were you guys, I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Avid blogger, Cowboy Barfly and now Videoblogger - Rambo Tan wears many hats. Stricken by boredom, too much free time and a restless spirit - his gonads have inspired him to start video blogging.
October 21, 2005
Tan Kok Seng said:
One thing that doesn’t change, though, is the fact that the break-up of every significant relationship entails a certain amount of heartache. There’s always a moment when it seems that all is lost, when everything seems bleak, when food loses its taste, when you can’t imagine how life can go on. We accept those moments, though, as part and parcel of the dating game, which itself brings flavour to our days, meaning to our actions, and joy to our lives.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Succinct observation on the hardest part of relationships - the break-up."
October 18, 2005
A couple of us in the Gahmen are organising an informal get-together for those interested in Gahmenblogging. In line with official policy, bartop dancing will be permitted. However, nobody will be arrowed to take Minutes. Those interested can sign up here.
Recommended by vantan: "This is an initiative by two public servants, vantan.org and ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com, to meet up with other like-minded Gahmenders, to discuss how we can use blogs to communicate with the public in a friendlier way. "
October 13, 2005
To the extent of sending a mail to remind their students how to blog.
You may know by now that Blogging is a very popular internet past time and may have your own personal Blog site or participated in some.
Whatever your blogging experience, here are some very important info to protect you.
October 12, 2005
You are cordially invited to the Virtual Insanity Halloween Party 2005, a party thrown by bloggers for bloggers at Coco Latte. Actually it doesn't matter if you're not a blogger, just come with all your friends.
The entry fee is SGD15, and includes 1 free drink. If you sign up before 29th Oct, you'll get a free earlybird gift. All proceeds go towards paying server bills and WMD.
The Cowboy Bar has organized all sorts of fun group games, so it's ok if you're coming alone and don't know anybody there because you will be making a truckload of new friends. Just be sure to come in costume because if you don't, then you'll have to buy a mask at the door because it's a Halloween party and we'll all be in outrageous costumes. Note that the No.1 Costume Costume shop at North Bridge Road will give discounts if you present your ticket when renting costumes.
Full details can be found at the Official Party Website.
October 08, 2005
Benjamin Koh, 27, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment while Nicholas Lim, 25, was fined and jailed for a day, both for posting comments on their personal websites, or blogs, attacking the city-state's mostly-Muslim ethnic Malay community.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Important news to all bloggers"
October 04, 2005
Penniless in Singapore said:
So basically we wanted to see for ourselves how 'generous'; Singaporeans are. It is a topic well-discussed and well-debated, by just about everyone from politicians to heartland aunties. However, we wanted to do some "hands-on"; research and took it upon ourselves to put Singaporeans to the test. Furthermore, we wanted to see just how prejudiced Singaporeans are. Are men more willing to help pretty bimbos? Do pathetic-looking students garner more sympathy from stress-ridden Singaporeans? What about gays- are Singaporeans really homophobic?
Recommended by cowboycaleb: "Penniless in Singapore was a project conceived by 7 SMU students- Daphne Lin, Charmian Kok, Danielle Chow, Nur Diyana Bte Mohd Yusoff, Yan Wei Qi, Clint Gono and Allan Wang as a part of their Creative Thinking module in the Singapore Management University."
September 20, 2005
The Urban Male Bitch strikes again with yet another great discovery for the Singapore Blogosphere ...
Unlike Sarong Party Girl, who peppers her blog with artistic photos and interesting thoughts (and not just her sexual escapades), Hazel just blogs about her sexperience, and in her latest article, how to give xxxx.
Recommended by makanguru: "I wonder if ST will pick up on this too? PS NSFW pictures included in Hazel's blog!"
September 12, 2005
September 10, 2005
If you ever wondered how Singaporeans spend their time while living abroad, here's your chance to find out. Singapura.isthereason is a “community blog” built for my Singaporean friends in Buffalo, New York. This site showcases articles collected from the blogs of various Singaporeans leading their diverse lives in this region.
Today’s Highlights include:
1. “To Be with You” (alternative acoustic version)
- Listen to the cover track produced by a Singaporean living in Buffalo
2. See how we celebrated our Moon Cake Festival (photos)!
3. Breaking Up Poetry: Dead in my life & Loser
- written by our very own Singaporean poet
4. Nelson discovers Pretzel Onion Rings!
5. Jiayi bids a close friend farewell as he leaves for Japan
August 31, 2005
We have observed some flak in various quarters of the blogosphere about our policy of not asking for permission before linking people's blog posts. (Incidentally, 2 of those quarters had "Tomorrow i'm not free lah!!" stickers, so we cannot link to them)
...Continue reading On our linking policy
August 29, 2005
August 24, 2005
The Other Side of the Rainbow analyses corporate blogging from an advertiser's point of view:
If corporate blogs, like HideOut’s, can exist with no ire, why did "Claire" solicit offense? Corporate blogging already lacks a human touch and the void was exacerbated with "Claire's" outright lie of an existence. (To learn a lesson or two about the importance of being personal, read the coverage of the papal mass.) Once the sincerity of a corporate blogger is ascertained, advertisers might find corporate blogging a stronger communication channel to serve public relations objectives than those of advertising. Boeing’s Vice-President of Marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle, Randy Baseler’s blog is a fine example and for good measure, Neil Gaiman’s too. (BTW professional blogger, Xiaxue, is not considered a corporate blogger because her blog was not started for extra pocket money; she was lucky like that.)
August 23, 2005
I wanted to take a second and email you to let you know we have been adding some servers this weekend and that is probably why you might have had problems.
Lancerlord got contacted by Blake Rhodes, the CEO of IceRocket because he left a comment on Cowboy Caleb's post saying that he was experiencing problems with IceRocket. After trying again yesterday, he has come to the same conclusion as other bloggers - IceRocket Rawks!
August 16, 2005
Silent is experiencing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or in short OCD and has just started a blog to talk about it.
I decided with all my heart to write a blog from a sufferers perspective that documents the failures, the pain, the fear, the fustration, and sometimes the victories. I hope that the blog can provide a little encouragement to the fellow OCD suffers, as we move on in our life, slowly one step at a time, to convince ourselves and cure ourselves of it.
August 16, 2005
Yu Hui said:
Who started the first Singaporean blog? Which blog had the first mention of "Singapore"? When did the number of Singaporean blogs reach 1,000 or 10,000 or 100,000?
Send your contributions to the timeline and you will be added to the authors' list.
Yu Hui has started a Blog Timeline for the Singapore blogosphere. It's already begun to get interesting with all major events being noted in his timeline. If you have anything to contribute, you can submit it as well.
August 13, 2005
Izzy is a delightful young lady. Writing under the moniker Sarong Party Girl, her weblog chronicles her life and numerous sexual escapades, similar to the blogs written by Mu Zimei. Izzy has a large following. She's been in MSM print, as well!