December 21, 2009
Singapore Short Stories said:
As the year draws to a close in less than a week’s time, let us recall some of the important and sensational events, which occur in Singapore’s Blogosphere in year 2009.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Useful summary of what 2009 has meant to the blogging world. Have you missed any event? Read this post."
December 14, 2009
Pat Law said:
Entrenched in the local blogosphere six feet under, I vehemently disagree to the generalization of Singapore blogs as herewith subjectively criticized by the skeptics. Yet, I recognize that in this world we live in, Perception is Truth. There is truth in what the skeptics are saying but I reckon that the fundamental problem we have here is awareness. I’d bet you a round of beer than you won’t imagine the blogs listed below being from Singapore. Or at very least, most of them.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "High traffic blogs from Singapore that many Singaporeans don't know about. (Note: most of them are design related)"
November 21, 2008
It has been quite some time since the 1st September BETA launch. We have added new features (such as Shop Bulletins, Help & FAQ, User search, Polls and more) to the shopping review portal and also upgraded many of the existing features (shop display, links to shop, editing profile, forums, reviews and more). Now it’s time for our official launch from testing phrase, to the open-to-public!
July 29, 2008
This is a blog regarding the latest discovery: Dawn Yang's two confirmed CozyCot Ids. The things she said using those two Ids are startling and scary at the same time. I've changed my mind. I might update afterall. Who I am? I am someone very good at finding out secrets from others. What else are you hiding, Dawn? Unlike Dawn, I will never be found out. Enjoy. XOXO
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Even more dirt about that fella Dawn Yang by a true master of e-investigation, and he/she has uncovered really epic stuff"
April 20, 2008
Uniquefrequency clarifies why he doesn't read the newspapers and gives reasons why.
Papers are slow. It’s not their fault, I know. Papers are published daily, not hourly, I get that. But explain to me how I hear about an Outram MRT shooting via Twitter, check out the CNA website and it’s not there? Yes I know CNA’s Twitter mentioned it, but sorry, dead man found at Outram MRT is not the same as man shot at Outram MRT.
January 06, 2007
Gayle Goh said:
Perhaps it would be more fair to those involved if we did not turn down opportunities to say these things straight to those we judge so easily in the comfort of our homes.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Some interesting commentary about the BlogTV show with George Yeo, and it also puts the question to Mr Wang about his refusal to appear on BlogTV."
January 05, 2007
Rambling Librarian said:
I went over to NPark's website and noticed that they've launched two blogs (listed as "Gardening Blogs"). One's called Garden Voices and the other's called Young Gardeners.
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "I don't mean to plug my own post, just that NParks has two blogs but no one single blog post to do a referral, heh. So since I've already written about them... "
July 13, 2006
The Intelligent Singaporean is here to aggregate and organise the fragmented commentary in the blogosphere on social, political, economic and other issues regarding Singapore. This website aims to provide an alternative news & commentary source to other more 'edited' sources of information, as well as to encourage quality discussion and debate about Singapore. Articles are summarised with accompanying hyperlinks to the full articles and their respective sources.
Recommended by at82: "A new blog aggregator for those who are interested in current affairs."
May 10, 2006
The Singaporean executive fired off a curt email to his secretary, who had already left the office.
"You locked me out of my office this evening because you assume I have my office key on my person. With immediate effect, you do not leave the office until you have checked with all the managers you support," Loke wrote, according to copies of the emails seen by vnunet.com.
The secretary, Rebecca Hu, emailed a blistering reply. "I locked the door because the office has been burgled in the past. Even though I'm your subordinate, please pay attention to politeness when you speak. This is the most basic human courtesy. You have your own keys. You forgot to bring them, but you still want to say it's someone else's fault," she wrote.
Hu copied her reply, along with Loke's original email, to all of EMC's staff in China. Someone copied the email to a friend outside the company, and during the next couple of weeks the email exchange was forwarded around other companies in China, apparently reaching thousands of people, some of whom posted it on online forums.
Recommended by Lucian: "Online communication as the great equaliser."
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."
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 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.
June 20, 2005
Featured in The Star:
Blogging is not just a fad, nor is it a vehicle of scandal as is often portrayed in the media. Some Malaysian bloggers are churning out memorable stories about their everyday lives.
In Malaysia, there are at least 10,000 bloggers, according to Aizuddin Danian, 29, co-founder of Project Petaling Street or PPS as it is fondly known, a “blogtal” (blog-portal) that allows Malaysian bloggers to post updates on their latest posts, and also serves as a directory. PPS is like Tomorrow.sg but the content there is unmoderated.
The Malaysian media has finally given their bloggers some loving. The Star has featured 4 popular Malaysian bloggers, including the infamous Minishorts and Kennysia. This article contains interviews with them. Have you checked out the blogosphere across the causeway lately?
June 19, 2005
It reads: JOU SOTO SEEF WIK SOUM KE
Jeff Ooi recently blogged about the shocking revelations alleged by a website that had been setup to inform the public that Malaysian underworld overlord Michael Soosai was not dead, but very much alive and up to his old tricks in India - with the help of senior Malaysian policemen.
No Underworld Dons can grow without the support of the Enforcement Agencies such as the Police Department. [...]
This website is of interest to ALL Ministers of Home Affairs in the World, National Police Chiefs in the World and Leading Publications & Movie Producers Worldwide. They have been duly informed.
Blogger Mackzulkifli has discovered hidden crypts on www.michaelsoosai.org that shocked the top cops. It's mind boggling. He zoomed in on the website's banner, sliced a portion of the JPG, enlarged it and turned it from vertical to horizontal. The words "MIND GAMES IV" revealed.
May 14, 2005
What do Superblogs (like Boingboing, Huffington Post, or Tomorrow.sg) mean for the rest of us bloggers?
I see two immediate positive effects:
1) to popularize blogging to the masses
2) to highlight salient news & opinions
I also see two possibly weaker negative effects:
1) to polarize the blogosphere where the popular get more popular, the lesser known get even lesser known; works like in-groups or cliches
2) agenda setting through editorial gatekeeping
April 24, 2005
"But bloodthirsty Net users are asking for his scholarship to be taken away. Others want to know if it’s safe to speak their minds on the Internet."
The author poses the question: "I wonder how popular a particular way of reading the last sentence is - 'others want to know if it’s safe to make racist remarks on the Internet.' i.e. 'Well it’s too bad he was caught, not that he actually made those remarks.'"