October 14, 2006
Its commercial was aired on Channel 5. What you'll see in the compressed video clip used as the intro to blogtv.sg is exactly what you'll see and hear on television.
Upon hearing what their inaugural topic was going to be about, tiny alarm signals were raised. "BLOGGING : THE 'ME' GENERATION".. Although they seem to have taken care not to place obvious judgement on the "me" angle of blogs they seem to advocate and maybe, unwittingly validate, the angle carries undeniably negative connotations. Negative words like "selfish", "attention-deprived" and "lonely" come to mind. In Ling's take, she defines the act of blogging as a form of public exhibitionism, quoting Macmillan to describe an exhibitionist as "someone who likes to be seen or noticed by people and tries to impress them in silly or strange ways".
Is this not, a one-sided, skewed, biased and unbalanced, perspective of what blogging is about?
Recommended by Opienne: "This article is written in the interest of bloggers, who have been negatively introduced. Time and again, the media seems to generalise and advocate bloggers, as selfish, shallow and in some instances unnecessarily controversial and immoral."